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As Tears Go By
Posted by Gerry Blackman
on 9/23/2023, 12:53 am
I still listen to my old Kingston Trio records. I'm also a big "Beatlemaniac" and Rolling Stones fan. Since Mick Jagger and the Stones were mentioned further down below, I wanted to share something with you. Yesterday, I watched my grandson (7) play field hockey with a bunch of other kids. You know the drill. Parents watching and screaming "Go Go Go" or "Shoot" and so forth. Some of those kids were aggressive. My grandson (Bobby) was laid back and couldn't care less about fighting for the puck. I'm ok with that. So was my daughter and son-in-law. But I'm watching and I thought about when I was a kid, and during recess when boys were choosing teams for football or hockey, I kept getting the big "R" --- Rejected. Yeah, the guys fought over me. "You take him" --- "No, you take him" and so forth. Didn't exactly boost my confidence.
With all that, I miss being a kid. And if you listen to Mick Jagger's "As Tears Go By" --- so did he. Hard to imagine Rolling Stone Mick writing a folk song, but it's a beauty!