April 29th, 2004

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My Carpenters Love Songs CD is safe! :-)

After spending a few hours across the street at Pat's Bar with Debbie & Rick, I got the urge for some early-morning snacks. Unfortunately, the cupboard at la casa de Fletcher was very bare. I jumped in the truck to make the short drive down the street to Kroger and noticed a slight breeze in the cab. I'd left the passenger window down for nearly four hours. Oops. I did a quick inventory of my truck. Everything was still in place -- even the CD case that was lying in the passenger seat. How fortunate am I? After all, we've had a killing here. Yet, no one touched my stuff. Hot damn.
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It's an Alan Jackson song... times 15

Where were you when...

1. John F. Kennedy was shot (11/22/1963)?
My mom was 12. She was in 7th grade. Thus, I was not born.

2. Mt. St. Helens blew (05/18/1980)?
My family had a fire in our house about the same time (May 1980). I was 2.5 years old. I remember the fire. I know nothing of Mount Saint Helens.

3. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded (01/28/1986)?
I was eight and in Mrs. Brewer's second-grade class. The way I understood it, some classes were supposed to watch the launch... but not ours. I remember walking home from school that day... with just a "wow" mindset. It was the first "big thing" in my life.

4. When the 7.1 earthquake hit San Francisco (10/7/1989)?
I was at a Boy Scout troop meeting. My mom came to pick me up afterwards and told me about it. I was especially interested in the World Series that year because my Cubbies made it as far as the NLCS before being beated by the Giants.

5. When the Berlin Wall fell (11/7/1989)?
I was 11 and still in 6th grade. I remember it happening... but I don't think I fully understood the importance. However, I knew it was a big deal because I was among the last few kids that was taught about the "evil commies." My dad once worked for the Civil Defense. Our town's siren system had an invasion tone ready to sound.

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    Joilie Louise / Daniel Lanois
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