Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Last Friday, my son turned 21. He is now legally an adult. This past year he has made some decisions I'm unhappy with. But he is no longer a child and he will have to learn from them. The one I'm most unhappy with was his desicion not to continue with college. He has a new job and he says he is thinking about going back to college. Anyway, I've been remembering when he was younger. Every morning, when he started kindergarten, he wanted to hear the song The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot. Coast 102 usually played the song in the morning and on those few occasions when it wasn't played, I'd call in and request it. This was a morning ritual for about two years.

Another radio station played it the other day. It's funny how songs can bring memories.


Jack's Shack said...

This was a good post. Give your son some time and I am sure he'll come around.

BTW, November 10 is the 32nd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

shira said...


Thanks. I didn't realize the anniversary is on the 10th.