Thursday’s Theme Music

Well, the sky is blue and ripe with sunshine. It’s fine weather, even though Uncle Bill passed away at midnight last night. Heart failure. He was a good person and being related to him is an honor. Not much else I can but celebrate his life and go on.

It’s 62 F right now. 75 F is expected later today, 80 Friday, 90 — some say 97 — an Saturday, kicking off a week of temperatures dancing between highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Appears summer is crowding into May. This is May 11, 2023.

It’s also my older sister’s birthday. Happy b’day, sister! She’s two years older than me and about eight inches shorter, and I’m only 5’8″. She’s a grandma several times over and living the life in a suburb outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Learning of Uncle Bill’s end of life encouraged The Neurons with a 1986 Phil Collins song, “Take Me Home”. I may not be alone in this, but I’d loved to be back in that time when I regularly saw Uncle Bill, and he was young, and I was younger, and both of had forever ahead of us. Death is natural and regular, but always stirs memories up from the well’s bottom and yearning for the times and places I most enjoyed.

On a lighter note, got my new military ID today. Yes, I’m retired, but the card ‘expired’ when I turned 65, something put in place to force retirees to sign up for Medicare, which becomes the primary healthcare for vets of a certain era. Getting the card is hard. Limited places to get it in Oregon. Local Medford guard unit provides walk-in service. Well, that’s easy, isn’t it? No. The onerous system complicates matters. People line up, waiting to get in, as he goes through the process of connecting, entering data, verifying info, registering fingerprints, taking the photo, and then finally printing out the new card and verifying that its chip works. Today was my ninth visit to get ‘er done. Tried too, when I was in PA last year, where they are by appointment only. No appointments were available at any of the three nearby sites. Morgan, the infantry man who mans the office, shared several horror stories about people’s efforts to get a new card. Congratulations to him, too, who is retiring after twenty, but staying on to do the same job as a civilian. He seems pretty pleased.

Have some coffee and stay pos. Enjoy your life and forge ahead as you can. Here’s the music. Cheers

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  1. WHOA … 97°??? On the West Coast? Please, please, please keep it there and don’t send it eastward! Stay cool, my friend! So sorry to hear about your Uncle Bill, but it sounds like you have some really happy memories with/of him. LOVE the music … in fact … um … I might have snagged it for my music post tomorrow … hope you don’t mind, and thanks in advance for the idea! Hugs and cheers!

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    1. Of course I don’t mind, Jill. I snagged it from Youtube, who snagged it from history, who snagged it from the group, who honestly wanted it snagged to increase their popularity and influencers. We’re all just snaggers. LOL. It’s a damn fine song.

      Yep, a week of heat, and many, including me, are disappointed that it just sprang in on us. Thanks for your thoughts on Uncle Bill.

      Hugs and cheers, M

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      1. Heh heh … I just wanted to give credit where credit was due for the inspiration! Yep, every song I play is snagged from somewhere! Whatever did we do before the Internet???

        Hugs and cheers, dear friend

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