Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. It’s not a date most people remember, anymore; but for we who were part of that era, it is a significant day in our history. It meant the Vietnam War was finally, and completely over. Some 19 years of hell had come to an end. The […]Read More Where Have All The Flowers Gone…Long Time Passing; Paris Peace Accords January 27, 1973 To Fall of Saigon April 30, 1975
It is Memorial Day weekend, again. As usual, my thoughts turn to those I have loved with all my heart, who served our country with bravery and devotion, and are no longer with us. It is more challenging, and a bit more painful every year, because we Baby Boomers are, sadly, winding down. And so […]Read More Memorial Day Memory
January 23, 1986 saw the first ceremony for its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Held in the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom in New York City, those whose music had been rooted and grounded in gospel, country, R&B, blues, and rockabilly, merging into rock and roll, gathered to be acknowledged and honored. They, and […]Read More R E S P E C T, Find Out What It Means To Me
All right, my loves, if we are going to bid farewell to this tired old year, let’s have Robert Burns lead us, as though it were 1788, in singing his poetic creation. Clear your throats, tune your pipes, and pull out your best Scottish accent, which will not be too difficult, because I have provided […]Read More Shid Ald Akwentans Bee Firgot…
My dad never spoke of his service to our country. In her gravest tone of voice, my mother taught us at an early age to never, ever ask him about the Navy, or World War II, or Pearl Harbor. And so we did not. The only clue I had growing up was when my dad […]Read More “A Date Which Will Live In Infamy”
One year ago today I started writing Boomer Connection. For the longest time my kids pointed out I never spoke about myself, and they really wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 50’s, and come of age in the 60’s. As I entered this leg of my journey, I realized […]Read More Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!
When I was a little kid, the only anniversary that impacted me or my friends was a birthday. Celebration, party, cake, ice cream, gifts; it was the best day of the year. Well, except for Christmas, but the dynamics of that day were entirely different from the annual birthday bash. Passing of time changed all […]Read More Gone Too Soon, Remembered Always