August 9,1969 A war time, the era of , The Peace and Love Generation. I was 10, awkward and trying to become and appear much older. Growing up in Upstate Small Town N.Y, our doors were always open to friends and people in need. Strangers were not people to fear, just people we did not know!! After the attacks on the Tate Household, the senseless slaughter of innocent people by CM and Followers, life changed. I as a child, grew to realize life could and would be so sad and unfair to some of us. Why had all this madness happened? Anyone else remember the Manson Trial and how locked evening doors swept the Nation?