Archive | Love Songs & Memories

It Was Just A Brick Wall

The two sisters at the church youth group weren’t the only siblings that entered my life. There were the twins, but that’s for another post. I dated one sister and married the other (not the twins) but that comes later, too. These particular two sisters were wonderful friends for one year at high school. I […]

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Oh, The Angst!

Grade six found me exchanging notes with Adele. We were in different classes and so I dropped mine in her boots, lined up in the basement, as our class passed by on it’s way to swimming lessons and she left her reply in my boots when leaving school for the day but before our class […]

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You Never Forget Your First Love

My very first love was Mary Jane “Boo” Johnson. She lived next door to us when we lived on Pierce Avenue in Hamburg, NY. It was 1957 and I was five and a half years old. At that age the “and a half” is important. Boo was living with her grandmother, my mother’s best friend, […]

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High School

It was 1967 or so. The Fairlane was THE muscle car. It would be even better next year. The Vietnam war was in the news every night when it wasn’t being replaced by stories about the civil unrest across the U.S. Last year Sgt. Barry Sadler had sung about the Green Beret. Next year John […]

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The CHUM Song

My older sister, Sheila, listened to WKBW, the Buffalo NY rock station, on her transistor radio. She listened to it a lot and, seven years her junior, I got to listen to it too as she was often left in charge when our parents went out. Jay Nelson was the night time DJ and hosted […]

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