Judy and Jerry Griffin have an age-old love tale. The two met when they were just 22 years old while attending Woodstock in 1969.
When their vehicle broke down, Judy and her friends were on their way to the iconic music festival. The festival grounds were still 90 miles away, so they decided to hitchhike.
“I was just thinking, ‘Damn, now we can’t go,’ and we were dying to,” Judy told People. “Then Jerry and his friends pulled up. I stuck my head in and I saw that there was a woman in the car. I’d never hitchhiked before, but I figured, ‘Well, since there was a woman, it was fairly safe, and I probably should just get in the car.’”
Judy got in the 1967 VW Beetle of Jerry friend, and they all began talking. Judy and Jerry realized an hour and a half later that they had a unique link. “By the time we got out of the car and set up camp, we were into each other,” Judy said, “and we basically were together from that point on.”
Judy and Jerry have been telling their love tale to people for centuries, but there was one downside: they never had pictures of their moment together at Woodstock. Both of them carried cameras, but none of them took photos. F or 50 years they attempted to discover proof of their moment, but they never discovered anything.
That’s until the summer of this year. Judy and Jerry watched Woodstock’s fresh PBS documentary: Three Days Defining a Generation when they saw their own footage. They were blown away.
Right there, the Griffins saw their 22-year-old selves wrapped in a blanket in a section about the rainstorms.
I screamed, ‘There we are,’” Judy told Inside Edition.
Jerry added: “That’s us. That was it, that was the first time, the only time that we’ve only seen a photograph of us at Woodstock and we’ve been looking.”
“For 50 years we’ve been looking for a picture of ourselves, and out of the blue one shows up,” Jerry said. “We’d known each other for less than 48 hours when that was taken.”