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Monday, January 29

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Friday, January 5

  1. page Billy Wheatley edited ... {BWgtme.jpg} photo by Michael Emrys Billy tries the guitar. Billy had a stroke and passed a…
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    Billy tries the guitar.
    Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He was fortunate to pass away at home with his family surrounding him. On November 19th he would have turned 65. Rest in Peace!
    Maria

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  2. msg My couple days at Star Hill message posted My couple days at Star Hill The summer of 1973 I was going into the 8th grade. I liked to camp and climb and my mom signed m…
    My couple days at Star Hill

    The summer of 1973 I was going into the 8th grade. I liked to camp and climb and my mom signed me up for a backpacking trip through the Coastal range with the Sierra Club. We started at Skyline college and hiked through Crystal Springs Reservoir watershed down to Woodside store. All good clean fun for a 13 year old.. right? What I didn’t know, and my parents had no clue about was that the leader of our trip was friends with the folks at Star Light Hill and we would spend a couple says with them. A kid from the burbs, had no idea what a commune was about. It was actually very cool. The big tree house was intact. The community made money a couple different ways. A couple of the guys worked metal and would forge large bells to sell. They also were working on a project we helped them with. They had gotten a hold of a bunch of old massive redwood fermenting tanks (12’ to 15’ high) that had been used for wine making in the old days. They would cut the barrels in ½ at the middle, and make massive hot tubs out of them to sell. They had one set up on the property back then, the water was heated through a wood burning stove (they had no power).

    One of the coolest things was Jimmy’s house (his father had given the land from an old lumber camp to create an artist colony). He had made his house out of a two story band saw building that was used to mill huge redwood logs. The pulley for the top of the saw was in the second story of the building, he built his all redwood kitchen in a U around the saw, and pained the saw white with crazy accents. At the other end of the second floor, was a living room with a brass fire pole in the middle. If you slide down the pole you ended up in Jimmy’s bedroom, which was pretty crazy.

    If I recall correctly they grew their own food, had animals and chickens etc, and grew their own hooch.. It was a long time ago. I heard that Neil Young lived next door, but didn’t see him the time I was there. I have for years wondered about this place and what happened to it and the people. It’s great to find this page with the story of Star Hill…
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  3. page Court Tefft edited Oct. 6th, 1951 - Feb. 7th 2017 I was from N.Y. and my stereotypical image of Ca. which consist…

    Oct. 6th, 1951 - Feb. 7th 2017

    I was from N.Y. and my stereotypical image of Ca. which consisted of surfers, Disneyland, hippies and open minded people began to crack when I was hitchhiking alone up north around snow capped Mt. Shasta in the middle of nowhere and nothingness. I was standing on traffic-less freeway entrance ramp, baking in the sun, backpack by my side with no water in my canteen, when I caught a glimpse of an old pickup truck heading my way. Alright I thought, finally I’m going to get out of here. As the pickup truck slowed to a crawl and I reached for my pack, the epithets and empty beer bottles started flying. “Fuck You Hippie”, “Get a haircut Asshole! Away they went leaving me in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.
    I wasn’t hurt and hurriedly headed for the freeway itself where it was illegal to hitchhike. Luckily I got a ride just as the “good old boys” were coming up the ramp to have another go at me. Eventually I ended up at my friend Rip’s house in Menlo Park.
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  4. page Billy Wheatley edited November Nov. 19th, 1951 {Billy_1972.jpg} photo by Court {Billy_with_bee's.jpg} photo by Dav…

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    BILLY WHEATLY COMING HOME FROM WORK, MAY '73
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  6. page Billy Wheatley edited ... {BWgtme.jpg} photo by Michael Emrys Billy tries the guitar. Billy had a stroke and passed a…
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    Billy tries the guitar.
    Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He was fortunate to pass away at home with his family surrounding him. On November 19th he would have turned 65. Rest in Peace!
    Maria

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Thursday, January 4

  1. msg Billy message posted Billy Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He …
    Billy
    Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He was fortunate to pass away at home with his family surrounding him. On November 19th he would have turned 65. Rest in Peace!
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Tuesday, December 26

  1. page The Land Reunion 2013 edited ... Good work and wonderful cleanup after. Couldn’t believe what the center expected us towards cl…
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    Good work and wonderful cleanup after. Couldn’t believe what the center expected us towards cleanup. Just have to say it looked better when we left then when we came.
    {1255486_10201999219846935_184583668_n copy.jpg} Morning coffee with Rio (photo by Jody)
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    Willie and Judith creating omelets (photo by Patsy)
    {Image 2.jpg} Terry, Sally, Karen and Ann enjoying Sunday breakfast (photo by Patsy)
    {Karen and Katie.jpg} Karen and Katie, photo by Neil Reichline
    {The cleanup.jpg} The Cleanup by Neil Reichline
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    With much love and thanks to our dedicated Reunion Committee (Sue, Clare, Jody, Elize, Mark, Susan, Rio, Sonny, Rain, Sally, Tusa, and Lesley and me) and you all for making this happen,
    Patsy
    {Image 4.jpg} Court, Katie, Jesse, and me at our pink mobile
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