I had another lead for my column this week, but due to certain circumstances, the weather, I was unable to get that one completed in time, so I am sharing something a new friend shared on Facebook.
I needed to read this that day I saw it, and I wanted so much for others to do the same, because not everybody has Facebook. So I saved it for an occasion like this…a snow day, you might want to call it.
It is called “Reflections of a Boomer,” and I think I sang to myself the whole time I read it the first time. Besides, it was nostalgic to listen to these words once again.
I wish I would have been the one who wrote it, but I wasn’t. However, if I have a lot of free time in the future, I may try it.
It goes like this:
I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.
I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name.
I’ve gone to Kansas City, I sang in the sunshine.
I’ve been on the road again, with Georgia on my mind.
Like a rolling stone, I’ve given peace a chance.
I’ve put a camel to bed and danced the last dance.
Mr. Tambourine man played a song for me.
I’ve whispered words of wisdom, let it be.
I’ve fallen into a burning ring of fire and walked the line.
To all the girls I’ve loved before, you were always on my mind.
I’ve been everywhere, I’ve been so lonesome I could cry.
I’ve driven my Chevy to the levee when the levee was dry.
I’ve been to Itchy Coo Park in a yellow submarine.
I’ve made the scene in a time machine.
I’ve done the Hokey Pokey and turned myself around.
I’ve welcomed baby back to the poor side of town.
I’ve followed the tracks of my tears down a long and winding road.
I’ve kept on searching for a heart of gold.
I’ve sought shelter from the storm, I’ve sat on the dock of the bay.
I’ve rocked around the clock on a sunshiny day.
I’ve knocked on heaven’s door, while blowing in the wind.
Joy to the world, those were the days my friend.
Lay lady lay, in crimson and clover.
It’s been a hard day’s night; the party’s over.
Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Linda Arthur, John Newbauer, Marilyn Martin Warrick, Jean Pugh, Jerrine Libert and Ben Hanish.
Please pray for these people: Ron Mills, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Dorothy Grillot, Albert Duncan, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Abby Heck, Linda Lore, Ralph Byrd, Beverly McCabe Baker, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Ronnie Norton, Lindsay Purnhagen, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Miranda Weist Flora, Ericka Trigo, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Melikka Riffell, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Zach Urbancic.
Also, Sharon Gamster, Connie Stachler, Rick Libert, Harold Libert, Randy Heck, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Debbie Mayse, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.
Jan. 25 to Teresa Ketring, Ken DeMange, Thomas Holden and Greg Knick.
Jan. 26 to Barbara (Riffell) Helm, Joey Wappelhorst, Kay Bunch, Jodi Gilpin Morgan, Cassidy York, Terry Black Jr. and Carla Kunk.
Jan. 27 to Seth Phillippi, Tony Baltes, Aaron Teegarden, Ethel Lenker, Chad Beam and Roxanne Meadows.
Jan. 28 to Debb Summers, David Michael Bowers, Pam Weaver and Missy Smith.
Jan. 29 to Mike Gray, Amy Hansen, Debbie Isaacs Miller, Shirley Wampler and Deb Shilt.
Jan. 30 to Dan Reesser and Rise Labig.
Jan. 31 to Frank Shapiro, Ron Hoecksema and Karen Printz.
Happy anniversary to Todd and Darla Printz on Jan. 26 and Angie and Ron Drees on Jan. 31.
Think about it: “Coming together is the beginning; staying together is progress; and working together is precious.” –Henry Ford