Sunday, August 9, 2009

1969 Boulder


Most of you know that I spend Sundays in Boulder with my wife Lynne. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 30 years ago and has spent the past nine years in Mesa Vista Care Facility (Terrace Heights). My normal routine is to drive to Broomfield to the Super Wal Mart, call Lynne on the phone and get her Wal Mart order for the week, go shopping, go to Church with Matt and Maria in Lafayette at Flatirons Community Church, go to Mesa Vista, get Lynne's lunch order, go get lunch, bring it back, help her eat lunch and then drive back to Breckenridge. All of this starts around 6:30 am at home and ends back at home around 6:00 pm.

In all of this travelling I get to spend a lot of time in Boulder. Today I kept thinking about the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock and how someone could create a period film using the people in Boulder. None of that would require actors or costumes because most of Boulder is still stuck in 1969. I am not talking about all of the old hippies like me. I am talking about the 17 and 18 year old boys and girls. They are wearing tie dye shirts, bell bottoms and all of the special effects of the 1960s.

What a great place to shoot a retro movie about the 1960s. Low budget. No sets. No special costumes. Just normal Boulder folks. Yeah. Let's do it. I could play the very old hippie. The Bruce Dern role.

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