Glen Ellen Historical Society reflects on bygone ‘daze’
On Nov. 2, the Glen Ellen Historical Society will present the next in their popular series of Saturday afternoon programs on the heritage and legacy of the Valley of the Moon. Titled “Those Were the Daze, My Friend! (from Londonside Lodge to the Rustic Inn),” it will feature a rambling and far-ranging conversation with live music by Those Who Were There, all about what can be remembered of the valley scene during the 60s and 70s (a half-century or so ago). It will all take place at the Old Grist Mill in Jack London Village, just south of Glen Ellen (at 14301 Arnold Dr.) at 2 p.m., and will probably last longer than any previous programs due to the uncertain spontaneity of the event.
There is no charge to attend, although donations and membership in the Historical Society are encouraged, and there will be a no-host buffet, beer and wine bar. Taking part will be many surviving veterans of the day such as Tommy Thomsen, Steve Kahn, Hugh Shacklett, Diamond Jim Corbett, Judy Williams, Tim Dixon, Tobi Smith, Yvonne Giambrone- Martin, Larry Brookins, and Jeffrey Norman.
If you’re another one, come share the fun. The program will include live music from the times, and names from the past that could be exhumed might include Alex Horn, Chef Cardini, Rita Booth, Jack Coffee, Hunter S. Thompson, and Juanita Musson. Join in a spirited discussion from those who survived the wild and adventurous times of the 1960s. Hear the untold stories of Glen Ellen and Sonoma as these pioneering hipsters tell it as it was. This may just prove interesting.