Post by Joe Kesselman Post by Gary McGath
It just doesn't stop.
Just saw this thread; I've been AFIAted... The worst part about growing
older is losing people, and having it happen increasingly frequently,
and having it start happening to folks younger than we are.
Alas, the alternatives are either not knowing that they've been lost, or
being the person others lose.
Take care of yourselves, everyone. I came too close to losing me this
You helped me write a very strange song and I'm still grateful.
Post by Joe Kesselman
I'd rather not lose any of you before I absolutely have to.
(It's much better to start an exercise plan without having a heart
attack first, though I have to admit it's one heck of a motivator.
Barry had a heart attack (probably due to an embolism) at age 34, and he
HOLD HANDS TIGHT IN THE CIRCLE
by Lee Gold, July 15, 2000
to the tune of "Dance in the Circle"
We start in a circle with Mommy and Daddy
Their relatives and all their friends
And it's hard to believe that things ever will change
And the good times will come to an end
We grow up in a circle with playmates and classmates.
There are things children can't comprehend:
In some dim misty time we may outlive our parents,
But we don't fear we'll outlive our friends.
So let's hold hands tight in the circle
And treasure each one of our friends.
Hope we won't ever have to tell others
"I wish that you'd known them back when."
Dave McDaniel wrote U.N.C.L.E. books, all about T.H.R.U.S.H.
Ted Johnstone wrote filksongs. The fen
Knew that the two names belonged to one person,
But we never will see him again. [died at 38, 10-31-1977]
Year by year, we're still meeting new people,
And the circle grows wider with friends,
But it still breaks my heart when a face disappears
And we never can see them again.
The Psalmist sang man's life was three score and ten years,
But my friends are dying too young:
They sing in the circle for a verse and a chorus,
Then leave e'er their song is full-sung.
Each person here has their own list of dear ones
Who vanished too early from sight.
I pray everyone here will stay in the circle,
Not disappear into the night.