Home is where the heart is.
Posted on March 30th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
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For the last 2 weekends, I went home.  And boy did it feel good.  I spent some time with my sister helping her with wedding plans.  I actually hung out in person with some friends.  I enjoyed the nice weather.  I walked up the Tybee Lighthouse. Could have done without the mosquitoes.

I did see The Hunger Games.  I went to the movie with Gennie, a/k/a Dizzy Girl.  It had been a while since I last saw her and our schedules finally matched up.We spent about an hour after the movie just standing in the parking lot talking.

And there are more people I want to see that a weekend in Savannah does not give me enough time.

Part of me is wondering if I should just give up on this domain.  Other than hosting my mother’s website, I don’t do much.  I don’t really blog anymore. I doubt anyone would miss my mother’s site.  I keep it up as a tribute to her.  But I know I don’t need a site to keep her memories alive.

FYI, it is hard to write a blog entry with a UBS cat placing his head on my 10-key enter button.  Yes, my laptop has a 10-key section!  I love 10-key.

Not much else is going on with me.  And how are you?

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“Our good times start and end without dollar one to spend”
Posted on March 4th, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

I remember watching this performance as a child. My mother feared MTV would corrupt us, so she forbade us from watching it.

But one day, in 1986, she was channel surfing. My sister, Nicki, and I were in the living room. My brother, Matthew, was a baby. Beth wasn’t even born. And as my mother channel surfed, she came across channel 36 and stopped. On the TV was an episode of The Monkees.

We were quite shocked as she stopped on MTV.  And then she started explaining that she loved the show as a pre-teen.  Micky was her favorite.  She had 4 of their albums, several singles, and even had the Davy Jones solo album released prior to the development of the show.  And she pulled them out for us. She then explained that if The Monkees were ever on MTV and we wanted to watch them, it was OK.  They were the exception.

Little did she know Monkeemania Part II was just beginning.

One of the local stations in Augusta started airing The Monkees in response to the popularity on MTV.  Nickelodeon started airing episodes, too.  And after school, Nicki and I would watch a lot of The Monkees.  And when we weren’t watching them, we were listening to my mother’s records.

Of course, for us youngsters, we loved Davy.  Nicki loved him so much, she took possession of the  solo record.  I got it in my head one day to rename my navy blue crayon Davy blue.

And when the Monkees were on TV, my mother let us watch them.  Even the MTV Video Awards.

Sadly, we didn’t have much money when I was a kid, so when the Monkees came to Augusta, we weren’t able to go see them live.  But I do recall my dad, upon us hearing Davy would be at the mall, took us to the mall in a failed attempt to find him.  I believe he was signing a book at the mall.  And when he was on the local mid-day show at that time, it was the biggest news in town.

So, yes, my heart quite hurt when I heard he died earlier this week.

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