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the beatles

Mom’s red formica table.

Excerpt from “A Friend Request” sequel novel to “Uncommon Bond” by C L Gillmore

Rose remembers…

I sat at Mom’s red Formica table, munched my doughnuts and sipped the chocolate milk as “In My Life” from the Beatles’ Rubber Soul album played in the background. I thought about the words.

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them

In my life, I’ve loved them all.

I ran my hand over the smooth tabletop and remembered all the Saturday mornings as a child that started out exactly this same way…with my mom sitting across the table from me sipping a cup of coffee. She wouldn’t let me drink coffee but she would let me dunk my doughnut in her cup. I can still smell the coffee, taste the coffee soaked doughnut.

It’s interesting the selective things one remembers from childhood.

Dancing to a Different Drum

At 9:00 p.m. on Aug. 19, 1964 The Beatles bounded to the Cow Palace stage packed with 17,130 screaming fans and launched into “Twist And Shout.” I was 15 and in the midst of change. “Moved by the words and music” I would dance to a different drum…for the rest of my life.

The Beatles – “Twist and Shout”