50 Years Later, This Land is Still Woody Guthrie’s Land

Once upon a time, a gathering of family and friends didn’t mean 12 people looking down at their phones.

Once upon a time, those people used to do things like talk or maybe even sing.

Sorry, just having a cranky “good old days” moment here.

But the notion of people singing together is a pleasant one, and there was a time that pastime was both popular and possible, in some measure because we had a much larger common vocabulary of songs almost everyone knew.