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Sam A. Robrin

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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2009, 12:50:09 pm »

Well, VS, your screen name is giving me Flashbacks . . .
I was an enthusiastic part of that second wave of hippies in the early 1970s, consisting of kids who'd been fascinated by coverage of the Summer of Love, and moved out to California hoping it still existed.  (One might call it "the Freek State Project" if one had a clever way with nomenclature . . .)  I mostly learned that I was too much of a nonconformist to fit in with the nonconformist set.  I still like the music and the fashions, the sense of playfulness and intellectual questing; not so much the drugs; and I despise the politics, which were really just a combination of ignorance and venality.
I still wear bright colors and long hair, and retain the whimsical and philosophical aspects; use no recreational drug but caffeine; and am here, so you can figure out my politics.
Does that answer your question?
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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2009, 01:12:00 pm »

I always assumed you were a hippy, Dreepa.   Don't know about the others.
Is that because I live on a Farm?

You have kind of that ex-hippy, back-to-nature look.   Combine that with your gentle mannerisms, and I just figured...

(For those of you playing remotely, I am being completely and utterly sarcastic.)

Well, a "gentlemen farmer" means someone who is not in debt to anyone with regards to their land...they own it free and clear.
Whereas, a "yeomen farmer" is in debt to someone else via a mortgage.
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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2009, 01:20:16 pm »

I always assumed you were a hippy, Dreepa.   Don't know about the others.
Is that because I live on a Farm?

You have kind of that ex-hippy, back-to-nature look.   Combine that with your gentle mannerisms, and I just figured...

(For those of you playing remotely, I am being completely and utterly sarcastic.)

Well, a "gentlemen farmer" means someone who is not in debt to anyone with regards to their land...they own it free and clear.
Whereas, a "yeomen farmer" is in debt to someone else via a mortgage.
Well I still owe them some $$$ so I guess I am a yeomen farmer....or maybe a 'Yo MAN' Farmer.
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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2009, 06:32:09 pm »

I mostly learned that I was too much of a nonconformist to fit in with the nonconformist set.

Haha, ain't that the truth.

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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2009, 06:15:02 pm »

I always assumed you were a hippy, Dreepa.   Don't know about the others.
Is that because I live on a Farm?

You have kind of that ex-hippy, back-to-nature look.   Combine that with your gentle mannerisms, and I just figured...

(For those of you playing remotely, I am being completely and utterly sarcastic.)

Well, a "gentlemen farmer" means someone who is not in debt to anyone with regards to their land...they own it free and clear.
Whereas, a "yeomen farmer" is in debt to someone else via a mortgage.

Actually a Yeoman was a landowner. I come from a long line of Yeomen all of whom owned their own farms, sometimes,  land they were given and improved.  This was done to get people to move to the Frontier, like Martha's Vineyard in the mid 1600's.
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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2009, 08:05:09 pm »

Well, a "gentlemen farmer" means someone who is not in debt to anyone with regards to their land...they own it free and clear.
Whereas, a "yeomen farmer" is in debt to someone else via a mortgage.

A gentleman farmer is someone who is not dependent upon the farm for income or production.  That might be someone who has another full-time job which pays enough, or someone who is independently wealthy.  Mortgages don't enter into it.  If you own a farm, but could afford to cease all work on it without difficulty (ie, the farm is purely a hobby), then you are a "gentleman farmer."

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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2009, 10:54:59 pm »

Robert Frost was a gentleman farmer, for example.
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Re: So are you guys hippies?
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2009, 11:02:55 pm »

Robert Frost was a gentleman farmer, for example.

As was Thomas Jefferson.
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