Hi all! I just wanted to post this story and ask if anyone here had any information about the area and time period. I’m too young and also in a different country from where it takes place. My Mum was born in 1968, Her memory was this: She remembered being a woman with shoulder length brown hair, maybe in late 20s early 30s who ended up being homeless. She said that she felt that being homeless was her fault, that she perhaps had a male partner and she regretted leaving him. She says she wasn’t sure why her memory self didn’t go back or try to reach out to other family. But she felt she regretted it. I was wondering, did men get conscripted to a war in the 60s? She states that she thinks it was America, when I asked she said she just felt it was, but she didn’t know where. She had memories on sleeping in parks and being scared of being moved on by the police, stating that she wouldn’t get much sleep because they kept moving her on. Also whilst being homeless in the park. She remembered there being one summer where there were a lot of hippies dancing to music, and she said it felt like a really happy day for her, as one hippy danced with her and they didn’t mock her for being homeless. she felt she was homeless for a few years, and had memories of eating in soup kitchens. After that, she said she started to become ill, and a couple took her in to their home. She says she think they were middle aged and Christian. She said she became bed ridden and her back really hurt. She doesn’t know what she died of but I think it was a traumatic death because she (her memory self) was crying in the bed in terrible pain. I was wondering if anyone knew much about homelessness in American around that time. If not, no worries thank you!