Monday, November 4, 2013

Dona Nobis Pacem

This is the 3rd year I've Blogged 4 Peace. Blog Blast 4 Peace was founded by Mimi Lenox 9 years ago. We're not a particularly creative family compared to all the other Peace Globes we've seen through the years; however we've been a family of peace activists so this is a blog near and dear to our hearts and souls.

This year TW thought it would be fun to showcase some of her old peace buttons on this year's peace globe. There were plenty more where these came from but they got lost in the move or they fell apart years ago. We couldn't think of anything to top our animated one from last year.


The buttons are from the demonstrations she went to in her youth. The slogan is one they used to chant as they marched up Sixth Avenue from Times Square to Central Park in New York City. In Central Park—a half a million strong—they listened to such speakers as Bella Abzug, the Berrigan Brothers and Daniel Ellsberg and sang along to music from Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne and Peter, Paul & Mary.

Wonder if these buttons are worth anything today? I should try to sell them on e-bay. I'm sure The Women wouldn't mind.

Vintage buttons for sale!!

Here's a video of Peter, Paul & Mary from a 1971 Washington, DC, demonstration. TW was still in high school and Gramma wouldn't let her go to DC, especially not with that long-haired hippy "Commie" married boyfriend of hers.


40 comments:

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Peace, love & purrs!

Patty Woodland said...

This is our 5th - we have stood up, sat down, given raspberries and maaaed. None of that worked 'cause there is no Peace. This year we are smiling. We hope it works.

Katie and Glogirly said...

TW's peace buttons are wonderful! What a cool idea and perfect remembrance. Peace to you, CK...and TW & Pops. You are all such dear friends to us.
xo

Molly The Wally said...

May be peace be with you Keisha and your family. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human always gets really upset when she sees all this vintage peace stuff because 1) she wasn't quite old enough to experience this awesome time and missed the good times, and 2) WHAT HAPPENED?? All these people were supposed to change the world and... well, there is no way of pussy-footing around: they FAILED! Maybe we kitties can do it better.

Anonymous said...

Namaste, Keisha. Namaste, friends.

Brian said...

Very cool CK and my Dad just had a flashback!

Kjelle Bus said...

I think The Women will be furry upset if you sell her cool buttons on E-bay !!
PEACE , LOVE and UNDERSTANDING to you too <3

Fur Everywhere said...

I don't know, CK, I think TW will be pretty upset if you sell them...they are pretty cool! :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What memories and great story behind the buttons. You did good with your peace graphic. We like it.

Mariodacat said...

Very well done CK and it's nice to see TW's buttons. Peace!

The Cat From Hell said...

What a fabulous thought for today! And the memories those buttons brought back to my Mommy!
Kisses
Nellie

Anonymous said...

Great buttons! So glad she kept them. Don't sell them, wear them again!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

May those buttons never go out of style!
I hope you're wearing some today.
Peace and purrs,
Maggie

Tamago said...

Haha, I'm not sure if TW likes when you sell these buttons on e-bay :-) They are pretty cool!
Peace and purrs to you!!

ANGEL ABBY said...

CK
We think you did a pawsome peace globe this year and that you are very creative.
Dona Nobis Pacem
Beautiful globe and touching words.
We are peace cat bloggers today too!
*Angel Abby*

Prudence said...

Love the buttons CK! Wishing everyone peace!

meowmeowmans said...

Such a wonderful post, CK. Peace is a long time coming, isn't it?

We are wishing, purring and praying for peace for all beings. Today and every day.

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

CK, many moons ago I too collected all sorts of buttons and had a few peace signs, peace statements. Just recently, I purchased a jewel to attach to my running shoes that says PEACE with some bling around it. Any reminder that it's not just a word, it's a movement and a behavior.
One day, we'll see more of it. Believe!
Purrs and stuff from the Squeedunk Cats.

RedSetter said...

An impressive peace track record.
Ps word to the wise, the human might be a tad more attached to the peace badges than you think...!

Katie Isabella said...

Beautifully done, CK. <3

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Somehow we don't think TW would appreciate having her peace buttons sold. But we won't worry about that since you are the one with the teeth and claws... ;)

Nicola Carpenter said...

We're purring for peace and wishing you a very peaceful day!

The Paw Relations

Ann Staub said...

I love all of the buttons!

The Island Cats said...

Those peace buttons are so cool, CK. And yeah...they probably are worth something, though, we bet TW wouldn't want you to sell them.

We purr for peace...today and everyday. :)

Anonymous said...

Mom lost all her buttons she collected when she was at UC Berkeley from 66-68...she was to naive to do any of the marches...still wishes she had been more activist...so we do what we can now...Peace be with us all

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Happy Peace Day! Enjoyed the video.

Flynn said...

That is a lovely globe. I am purring for Peace today and every day.

Austin Towers said...

Peace out and rock on Ghetto Kitteh!! :)

GizmoGeodog said...

Momz is all nostalgic now...she doesn't know what happened to all her buttons but she sure remembers chanting and marching...in NY and in Washington Peace to you and your folks and all furries everywhere

Caren Gittleman said...

CK you are a hippie after our own hearts. This was just marvelous!!! So sad that some of the young folks can't relate but many of us sure can!
xoxo

Clooney said...

We think TW is very cool! What a great peace globe, really love it! We join you today, dear friends.

The Florida Furkids said...

Great peace globe. We don't think you should sell TW's buttons on eBay if you want to keep peace in your house.

Dona Nobis Pacem....we pray for Peace today too.

The Florida Furkids

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human watched all 6 minutes and 43 seconds and got a little weepy. She thinks back then she really still believed that things would turn out okay.

Michelle said...

Wishing you purrfect peace. :-)

laura brown said...

Great post! Very nostalgic makes us think of a time when anything seemed possible.
Maybe we will feel that way again.

Peace,

Noodle

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello darling, Just stopping by to leave a few smoochies. XOXOXO

Sushi said...

Peace to you today and everyday.

Jobi Harris said...

Love it! This sure brings back some memories...I think.... Just remember, there's no such thing as an old hippie. I am a first generation hippie.

Kitties Blue said...

Your peace post is pawsome and unique. Bet you could scoop in a pile of cash for those buttons. Seems as if TW was a bit of a wild child. Mom graduated from college in 1971 and lots of demonstrations, sit-ins, etc. were taking place on and off campus. The Bank of America, a few blocks from her apartment, was burned down, and the National Guard moved in and set up curfews. Mom even was shot at by the National Guard one night when she was coming home from work. She says those were both exciting and scary times. She really enjoyed seeing the video with P,P&M and John Denver. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo