Met the same guy this morning, but in another park.

Seems he likes morning walks.  Although, I wondered.  It looked like he might have been up for several hours already.

We exchanged some general hi-how-are-youz and some comments about the dogs. They greeted him then went on to find interesting spots to sniff.

The Guy mentioned he had something special he had to do today … it involved photography and writing a report or story. It sounded intriguing, but we went on to other topics. I wondered if it was for a job or just a personal interest.

Boomer Review Invites Interesting People to Share Their Stories

I told him about Boomer Review and my interest in attracting interesting people, writers, and guest bloggers to stimulate my search for content and to publish the works of others.  He said he would check out my blog next time he has a chance.

We touched on a variety of other subjects.

Most of our conversation focused on our Growing up Years … the 50s, 60s, & 70s.

We shared a lot of significant events … separately.  We had similar yet different interpretations of some significant life events.  What did it mean then? What does it mean now? What will it mean historically?

We could talk sbout these topics for a long time.

Where were you when …?

  • John Kennedy’s election
  • John Kennedy’s assassination
  • Vietnam
  • Woodstock
  • 9-11
  • The latest recession

Our experiences have been very similar at times and sometimes very different. We had an interesting conversation.

It was clear that there are a lot of topics that interest both of us.

Some, he seemed to have experienced or researched extensively.

Same Place … Same Time

We have even been at the same event a few times … even in my home town.

Surf BallroomTurns out he and I were at the same concert a few years ago in Clear Lake, Iowa, at the Surf Ballroom.  Of course we didn’t know each other.  Didn’t meet.

It was a Thorogood concert. George and the Destroyers put on quite a show. They are energetic and skilled performers.

It was a fun time that night.

Dear Reader: Enjoy a brief musical and history interlude.


Do you remember Bad to the Bone?

For those of you who don’t know … the Surf Ballroom is where Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper played their last concerts.

In a cornfield north of town … “the music died” in 1959.

I was way too young to have gone to the Surf, and I didn’t know the performers, but I remember thinking how sad the pilot’s family would be. They lived in town.

Since then we have all most likely learned a lot more about those early days of Rock and Roll.

Buddy Holly Memorial & Links

Now, Back to the Guy I Met in the Park

We both had to get going. Said, “See ya.” Went our separate ways.

I hope he does check us out and we get another chance to talk about him writing for Boomer Review.