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The time: 1974
The place: Toronto area, Canada
Okay, this one had my stymied. The only song I could think of for the letter ‘X’ was ‘Xanadu’.
by Olivia Newton-John
(Yuck – but Gene Kelly was fun.)
(Meh – and much too long.)
What to do, what to do………
My good friend Google found a song from 1974 called ‘Xibaba’.
Xi what now, you, ask?
Now we’re talkin’. I love Santana!
Although I have no memory of this particular song, 1974 was memorable for a couple of reasons:
In January, my father retired from the army and my parents moved down to San Diego, California, where they remained for the rest of their lives. That’s one helluva commute! Over 4000 km (2500 miles) and three time zones. I wasn’t able to visit that often, but we kept in touch by phone and later, email. It was my father who insisted on getting me a laptop one Christmas, which created this little addiction I have now.
Hubby and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a house party that lasted all night long. We put on a good spread and the booze was flowing like water, but, nobody got out of hand. This would become an annual tradition, along with other such festivities, for several years. The old ‘party animals’ have calmed down now, but we still make a point of celebrating every special occasion, so we’ll have good memories to take with us into our dotage. Life is short. Enjoy it while you can, yes?
How close to your immediate family to do you live?
Do you like parties?
Looking forward to your comments!
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