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I am a member of the church of Christ. I have been writing things since I was little. Some have been printed, some posted. I write to teach or encourage; to blow off steam; and for fun! I had my own motorcycle in my 40s; I was a bluegrass music DJ for about 13 years; I've performed some. I am a member of the NRA. In 2003 (age 59), I became high partial legally blind; in 2005, I had to get hearing aids! Franklin Field said: "Poor eyes limit your sight; poor vision limits your deeds". And no kidding, the picture was made April, 2012!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Never been busking but I almost did –
Out with a friend – opened up the lids
of his guitar case and my autoharp –
A late night snack in Tampa's Hyde Park.

We ate a bit then strummed some songs.
A child came over like he belonged!
Could’ve made some money but we were playing for fun –
just some music to wind down when our work day was done.

He started playing a progression of chords.
I started humming then singing some words.
He sang one song and I sang another,
but the two went together, like bread and butter!

''Blue skies and teardrops'' is what he sang.
My mind brought the words to ''Find a ring''!
The Kingston Trio did the one, obscure.
Perry Como sang a “round” – a hit, for sure!

Just reminiscing – oh, what a day
When I could go jammin’, to sing and to play!
Miss all the music, so now I just write –
Bringing tears to my eyes, remembering singing all night! 

- by Netagene, September 1, 2012 - I wrote this in a few minutes a little while ago. The friend I was with was Jules Lee Paulet, a Tampa singer/songwriter/musician/producer. We met at a jam session. He was singing the Gordon Lightfoot hit: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", forgot a few words and, surprisingly, I knew them. There is a pun in the 4th verse. The song title is actually "Round and Round".

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