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Salad Days

Recipes on Parade: Salad cover

Salads
Recipes On Parade
Favorite Recipes Press
1966

All the salads you can possibly imagine are here in this book. Very few recipes featuring traditional greens, but of course the staples of potato salad, macaroni salad and our good friend Jell-o are featured the most. Jell-o based food is a popular topic here at ALB and as a Midwesterner, I grew up with just about every iteration of jello known.

Without a doubt, molded food was quite the trend from the late 1950s through the 1970s. My mom still has a collection of molds and I know I was given my share when I got married in the early 1980s. I don’t mind the basic sweet jello from my childhood, but I will draw the line at the molded beet and cabbage salad featured in the 3rd picture below. It’s so wrong on so many levels.

Mary

Indulge yourself with more Jell-o based cooking:

Salmon Jell-o Anyone

It’s Congealed!

Who Doesn’t Like Jell-o?

 

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We are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against

People our parents warned us against cover

We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us Against
A Close-Up of the Whole Hippie Scene
Von Hoffman
1968

If you were a parent back in the day of hippies, this was your guidebook to the inside life of those crazy kids. Here are the inside stories told from some hippie children from Haight-Ashbury in 1967. You can learn groovy words like: pushing, scoring, tripping, acid, and smack. There is also lots of group sex and marijuana. Not a bad cultural profile, but a bit disorganized for reading. The author throws in ads, headlines, and other text that seem to be chapter markers, but aren’t really related. Maybe the author was trying to make a statement with his more “free form” organization.

Sample Hippie Joke:

Q – Do you know what happened to the hippy who crossed IBM with LSD?

 A – He went on a business trip.

Everyone stay groovy, and feel free to contemplate the good old days with Jimmy Buffett’s song of nearly the same title.

Mary

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Groovy Jesus

 

The Jesus People: Old-Time Religion in the Age of Aquarius
Enroth, Erickson, Peters
1972

Submitter: Groovy!

Holly: The Jesus People was a religious movement in the 1960s, and certain public and academic libraries could have a reason to keep books on the subject. There are newer books on the topic, though, like this one for example. If you’d like to read more about this particular title, though, Submitter shared this blog post from 2012. I can’t speak for every library, but around here the blog post would suffice.

More Groovy Religion:

Where Would Jesus Sleep?

What Would Jesus Craft?

Tooting and Scooting at the Library

Urantia

Older Than God

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