Thursday, December 02, 2004

Answers To Three Questions From My Sister

1. What's your favorite childhood memory?

I was going to be flip and say anytime no one got hit but I decided against that. So I will pick Thanksgiving Day when I was eleven. We were living at Fort Logan. It had snowed the night before and was still snowing when we got up that morning. Mom was in the kitchen getting the turkey ready and we kids were in the living room wrapped in blankets and watching the Macy's parade on TV. I remember feeling safe listening to Mom banging pots around in the kitchen and watching the snow falling outside the window.

After the parade was over we kids got dressed and went out into the falling snow and walked around on the post parade grounds. The snow was deep enough to make it difficult to walk. When we reached the middle of the parade grounds the snow was falling so thick that when we looked around we couldn't see the houses beyond the pine trees surrounding the open field we were standing in. For some reason that made me feel so at peace. Just the four of us in the middle of all that white.

2. What was your favorite song in 1968?

Humm, that's a hard one. I went to a website that listed the top 100 songs from 1968 and picked four songs that made me smile just thinking about them. They are:

Hey Jude-The Beatles
And anytime you feel the pain,
Hey Jude refrain,
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it’s a fool,
Who plays it cool,
By making his world a little colder.

Stoned Soul Picnic-Fifth Dimension
Can you surry, can you picnic?
Can you surry, can you picnic?
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic

Grazing In The Grass-Hugh Masekela
(The Friends Of Distinction recorded it later with lyrics)
Everything here is so clear, you can see it
And everything here is so real, you can feel it
And it's real, so real, so real, so real, so real, so real
Can you dig it

Ain't nothing Like The Real Thing -Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
So glad we've got the real thing, Baby
So glad we've got the real thing
Ain't nothing like the real thing, Baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing

3. What thing in the Jetsons that you thought was really futuristic and cool,in fact came true?

Got to be that big old flat screen TV on the wall. What hasn't come true and what I really, really thought was cool and what I really, really wanted was that space car. It would be like having your own airplane-just get in and take off.

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