Patagonia Over the Hill Times

volume 50


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It’s my 50th Birthday Potluck Party
and you’re invited!

DATE: Saturday, April 27th
TIME: 4pm – 9 pm

It’s my 50th Birthday Potluck Party
and you’re invited!


DATE: Saturday, April 27th
TIME: 4pm – 9 pm

Bring some food and/or drink to share, and we’ll all share and enjoy 🙂

Directions to my House:

1. From the gas station, next to Patagonia Market (From Nogales, turn Left | From Sonoita, turn Right)

2. Head northwest on 3rd Ave 

3. Take the 2nd right onto Sonoita Ave for 0.4 mi

4. Go through the wash, and the road bends to the left and becomes 2nd Ave, (go up the hill) for 0.3 mi

5. Turn right onto 3rd Ave for 0.1 mi

6. Make next right on unmarked road. It is the very first dirt road on the right, just before the mining office.

7. If you see Juniper Trail, you’ve gone too far.

8. House is on the left, up on the hill. Orange roof with 2 car garage and bamboo fence.

(Click Here for Google Maps Directions)

Flashback to 1969

50 Years Ago


1. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In | The 5th Dimension
2. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy | Blood, Sweat & Tears
3. It’s Your Thing | The Isley Brothers
4. Only The Strong Survive | Jerry Butler
5. Dizzy | Tommy Roe
6. Galveston | Glen Campbell
7. Hair | The Cowsills
8. Twenty-Five Miles | Edwin Starr
9. Time of the Season | The Zombies
10. Rock Me | Steppenwolf







  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
  • LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
  • Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province, China
  • Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
  • The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for ‘one man, one vote’ had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement


January 1:
Rose Bowl (1968 season)
The Ohio State Buckeyes won 27-16 over the Southern California Trojans to win the college football national championship

January 12:
The American Football League New York Jets upset the NFL’s heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III by a score of 16-7, after quarterback Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory.

September 28:
Minnesota Vikings’ Quarterback Joe Kapp became the last player to throw seven touchdowns in a single game.

November 22:
College Football – Michigan upsets #1 ranked Ohio State 24-12 sending Michigan to the Rose Bowl

December 6:
College Football – #1 Texas beats #2 Arkansas 15-14 in the then Game of the Century. Texas would remain #1 for the rest of the season and were the AP 1969 National Champions following their Cotton Bowl win.


1. Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In (NBC)
2. Gunsmoke (CBS)
3. Bonanza (NBC)
4. Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Here’s Lucy (CBS)
7. The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)
8. Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
9. Walt Disny’s Wonderful World of Color (ABC)
10. The Doris Day Show (CBS) 


If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium


Tog’l, Upsy Downsys, Silly String, Astrolite, Toss Across, Big Wheels, Nerf Ball

Donald and Doris Fisher opened their clothing store, The Gap, in San Francisco.

The arpanet (first internet) invented, connecting four computers


“That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”
– Neil Armstrong, upon stepping on the moon.

“I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”

– Dustin Hoffman, in Midnight Cowboy

“On Sept. 2, our bank will open at 9:00 and never close again!”

– Long Island branch of Chemical Bank, advertisement from 1969 for their automated teller machine (ATM).


  • There was a commercially sold adult board game called Chug A Lug, it involved smoking, beer and marijuana, The purpose was to win the most Alcoholic Unnanimous cards and penalties involved liquor store runs, removing clothing or not being allowed to go to the bathroom.
  • In 1969 Laugh-In ran a “News of the Future” sketch in which they accurately predicted the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Ronald Reagan being president in 1988.
  • An airplane was hijacked to Cuba in 1969, but the passengers didn’t think it was real because they saw Candid Camera creator Allen Funt on board.
  • Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane) the very first person in history to say the ‘F word’ on American TV, on August 19th, 1969.
  • Ted Kennedy (Democrat) was involved with the drunk driving ‘Chappaquiddick’ incident involving the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
  • Rock and Roll Death: Rolling Stone Brian Jones drowned.
  • Bill Cosby won a man of the year award and jokingly suggested re-naming the award “the nice guy as far as we know” award.
  • Spiritual master and self-proclaimed ‘god’ in human form named Meher Baba, voluntarily went silent from July 1925 until his death in 1969.
  • The Manson “Family” committed a series of murders, under the influence of Charles Manson’s “Helter Skelter” philosophy. One of the victims was Sharon Tate and her unborn child.
  • US POWs in the Vietnam War used taps to communicate while held in isolation. To initiate conversation, they tapped Shave and a Haircut (dah da-da dah dah). The correct response was Two Bits (dah dah). Captors, unfamiliar w/the jingle, tapped back the five beats–revealing they weren’t American.
  • A musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called “U.F.O.”, which featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared six years later without a trace, the only piece of evidence being his abandoned car found on a desert road.
  • President Nixon’s speech writer had prepared a speech “In Event of Moon Disaster” in case Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.
  • FYI – In 1969, it would have been harder to fake the moon landings then actually landing on the moon