Friday, August 14, 2015

Falling Friday - Still Together after All These Years

True love survives.

From August 15 to August 17, 1969, a music festival was held in upstate New York that became one of the most famous music events of the 20th century.
This museum is on the site of the concert, which was not held in Woodstock, New York
Every week for the past eight or so weeks, I passed the exit for where Woodstock took place on the way to my long distance care giving duties in a suburb of New York City.

I remember seeing posters advertising Woodstock on New York City subways in 1969.  I had a summer job in Lower Manhattan, not far from the late World Trade Center, and commuted back and forth on the #5 subway from my home in the Bronx.  It sounded so good and I wanted to go but my father forbade me.  I was 16 and couldn't do much about it.

But a couple who did go to that concert had their picture taken and, on the 40th anniversary of that photo, were still together.
But Nick and Bobbi Ercoline went to Woodstock, and ended up on the cover of its album. They fell in love, married in 1971 and (as of earlier this year) were still married.  They have two grown children.  Bobbi is (or was) a school nurse in Pine Bush, New York, where they live.  Nick worked for the Orange County Department of Community Development until his retirement in 2014.

As of this year, they are still going strong.

I can envy Nick a little for his retirement,but, you know what?  I'm not sorry I didn't make it to Woodstock in 1969.

I hope I can visit the museum one day, though, and experience it in a lot more comfort than the original concert goers ever knew.

Until then, I can enjoy some magical pictures of a couple who were in the right place at the right time.

5 comments:

  1. When I was a kid I asked my parents if they had gone. They would have been the right age, but as we live in California...

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  2. Woodstock sounds really amazing!
    I'd love to go to a proper festival.

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  3. Lovely to learn that the Iconic Woodstock Cover Hippie Couple is still together.

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  4. I've never been to a large gathering. But, as you say, this one is truly famous. In 1969, I was 27 with three children. No way would I have gone, even if I could travel from Australia to the USA.

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  5. Never been myself, but it sounds great!

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