Entries for Blog City are here and maybe other surprises.
|Blog City Prompt: Lyn asked us about our childhood fears and visions of the future.
My father went to Viet Nam the first time when I was 8 years old and I worried he wouldn't come back alive. I worried about flunking a grade because if you flunked a grade, other kids made fun of you. My fear once when I was 6 years, my mother had left with a friend to go grocery shopping and another friend was baby sitting me and I thought something happened to Mom and worried who would take care of me. The woman baby sitting me said she would adopt me if that happened. She had 4 kids of her own. The future. I thought I would be a secretary in New York but it didn't happen. A mean friend Debbie said if her mother sued my parents, she would get my Barbie dolls and to a 8 year old girl, your Barbies were everything. Mom says when you sue someone, it is for money and Debbie would never get my Barbies and her mother was nice and had no reason to sue us. Childhood fears can be scary.
BCOF Prompt: Lyn asked when music or a musician bought a town together.
After 9-11, my son, his wife and I went to an Alice Cooper Concert. In the middle of the concert, everyone started yelling "USA! USA!" I never felt so close to my country and Alice got done with his song came out wearing jeans and a sweatshirt with a US flag on it, carrying a flag and sang: "My Country Tis Of The, Sweet Land Of Liberty". It was a beautiful moment.