Some of the responses from the last post surprised and saddened me a little. So many of you never had the opportunity to learn to swim or seem to enjoy the water as much as I, a confirmed water rat. If you're ever in the neighborhood, I'll find a pool and we'll swim. I promise.
Another song has grabbed a hold of me and I cannot get it out of my head. So I downloaded it onto my IPod, and have been listening and listening... John Michael Murphy did a version of this as did Cher. The one I like the best is by Manfred Mann. The drums, I think, captured me at first, but then I became captivated by the lyrics: "Oh Boys, take me back, I want to ride in Geronimo's Cadillac..."
After some mini-research, I learned that in 1905, while imprisoned in Oklahoma, Geronimo was dressed in 'white man' clothes and paraded in front of photographers with a few 'friends' in not a cadillac but a 'locomobile' -- supposedly a big deal as far as cars go in that day. The song laments the degradation of Geronimo... The last verse is,
"They put Geronimo in jail down South
Where he couldn't look a gift horse in a mouth
Sergeant, Sergeant don't you feel
There's something wrong with your automobile
Warden, Warden, listen to me
Be brave and set Geronimo free
Governor, Governor, ain't it strange
You never see a car on the Indian range".
If you ever get the inkling and opportunity, take a listen to the Manfred Mann version of Geronimo's Cadillac.