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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lookin' for Fun and Feelin' Groovy Revisited

Some months ago I posted on memories evoked by my hearing the song "The 59th Street Bridge", and of a good friend whom I had not seen since the day we graduated from high school.   Several of you suggested that maybe Steve and I would meet up again -- perhaps at a reunion.  Frankly, knowing how our class was and how scattered everyone is, I highly doubted we would ever see or speak to one another again.

The 40th reunion of the Upper Darby  (the same high school of Jim Croce and Tina Fey (and the home of Cheri Oteri)) graduating class of 1969 was held earlier this month.  I didn't attend , but Steve did and gave a friend of mine his address.  The first question he asked me was, "Do you remember singing "The 59th Street Bridge" with me?"  Little did he know!  :)

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

We sang that song all the time when I was in Young Life in high school. I never knew the title before. I used to sing it to Emily all the time when she was little. It brings so many memories to me.

Very cool that your old friend contacted you and asked about the song!

Lena said...

Very cool!!

Jay said...

That is so freaking cool!

Purple Flowers said...

I love that song! Now you are going to make me pull out S&G and play it, along with their other songs. I LOVE them, and will never stop loving their music. Once in a while I see Paul Simon on tv (pbs), and my eyes and ears are glued. For all the concerts I went to, I regret never seeing them in a live performance.

KiraAJ said...

what r the chances! Thanks for dropping by my blog and giving me some comment love!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

How funny. I'm glad you reconnected.

jane said...

what a great story... besos from a radnor grad!

Jamie said...

WHat an aweseome story! :)