Maybe you had to have been there to know how much this meant. Still means. Peace, Mary Travers.
Mary suffered greatly but she is now pain free. Our thoughts of her bring on our own flash backs of our youth. She was a great lady.
Must have heard that 40 years ago or longer. Brings back memories!
... and: a hammer of justice is a good idea.
Sigh, all of our great icons are passing on.
Watched a PBS special on Pete Seeger last weekend. Peter, Paul & Mary's version was what I kept hearing in my head -- all day today, too .
I interviewed her for my high school paper. We bonded over our long, straight blonde hair (which was not so fashionable in Philly in 1964 or '65). Of course I was starstruck, but she seemed like a genuinely nice person.
I used to drive my mom nuts wanting to hear Puff the Magic Dragon. "Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name..."Later I 'got' the other songs. RIP Mary.
A very special song that seems more relevant now. Some messages are always needed now if we might just get more people to listen. Thanks for this reminder.
I was there. It meant a lot and still does now, more than ever.
I sang along lustily when a local radio station played this song in honor of her yesterday. RIP Mary.
yes, another piece of my youth --- thank goodness for the recordings!
Wow things were so much simpler then... or so it seemed to an innocent girl in southern california. That song brought me to tears. I loved watching them on PBS. They had little drama and appreciazted their craft and each other. Yes RIP Mary.
I cancelled a date to go see a PP & M concert with the girls at U of Oregon in 1964. I was never sorry!Beth