As a Sophomore at Ball State University I was invited to see Harry Chapin at for Homecoming. Who was Harry Chapin? He is the guy that sings “Cats in the Cradle” and who has not heard that song. Well the lady that invited me was hot and I would have gone anywhere she wanted to go for sure. I went expecting to be bored and just enjoy my company. Well song after song Harry told a story with the poetic lyrics and like Bruce he painted a picture with every song. I had tickets to see him play again is August of 1981 in Indianapolis Indiana but Harry was killed in a car accident on the Long Island Freeway in New Your on July 16 of that year. He was going to perform a free concert that night.
One song that was never very popular, but really told a story that I could relate to that night was “Flowers are Red”. Innocent enough of a title and the song moved me enough that I bought the album the next day. Remember vinyl? Anyway thought many of you may not have heard that song, but here it is from the “Tonight Show” with John Davidson.
I have no musical talent but I love to hear music and live music. You don’t have to be a stud in sports to love to watch the games and the same goes with music. I only saw the one Harry Chapin concert and if it had not been for that young lady in 1978 I would not have even been to that one. Believe me he has more than two great songs and I left that night thinking he was going to be a super star someday. I never head of any releases of any previously unreleased music after his death but I was hoping to hear more from him. So I will leave you with that for today. Hope you enjoyed it.
I just love Christmas music and I suppose we can blame my Mother for that. I guess I would prefer to give her credit as she has done much to shape me into the person I am today. My father can also take a lot of the blame or the credit. Since I am on that topic let’s just say my folks would not approve of my chosen profession, but looking down from above I am sure they appreciate that I am kind and compassionate to those that I work with. Many of our clients have commented that they feel they are visting a family business when I on those few occasions am in the taxi with the chicas and the driver and it must give them a little incite into how we operate and communicate as a team. As a youngster I wanted to be a coach. I guess on some level I am a coach, and I do enjoy my work.
I am guessing that their are some chicas that have passed that I am not aware of but the three that I do know of are Lluvia, Marta and Brenda. I would not have to dig deep to think of nice things to say about all of them. They are all missed and have met their maker way too early in the game. Lluvia was in her early 20’s while the others were into their 40’s. I sure hope all can RIP. I love you all.
I would recognize those that should be in our “Hall of Fame” with their pics, but since many have left the business they may not see my gesture as a good thing and I will just leave it at that. There have been some outstanding ladies that have graced our pages and have left us all with very fond memories. I know that some of you have been using our service for 15 years or so and others that are new with us can appreciate a bit of the History. The clients come and go just like the chicas and even if you have been here a short while, you are appreciated as are the seasoned vets.
With the Holidays coming up, try to love and respect each other. We are going to have many opportunities to lose our cool but please see the big picture and let those problems be “that other guys problem.” Be there for our families and friends and let the small stuff go.
You all be careful out there and although we always want to be on time, think of safety first. I will be back soon.