- Posted April 14, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'60s family photos
Gregory Family Photo
David Gregory (tallest in back row) with his parents and 13 siblings in this family photo from the late 60's. Our family ranged from hippies (the 3 eldest boys) to Beatle wannabees (the 6 youngest boys) with 5 always-fashionable "mod" girls. Our conservative Catholic parents somehow managed to navigate through the changing times and keep us a loving family unit.
David says: "In 1969 I dropped out of architecture school at the University of Illinois, joined a "back to the land" commune that also ran a natural foods store in Urbana, participated in civil rights and anti-war marches, experimented with pshchedelics, and hitchiked to San Francisco to see Haight-Ashbury firsthand. My fashion favorite was a pair of levis that had colorful patches sewn all over, a white peasant shirt, and a piece of rope for a belt."