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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The magic penny :)

The summer which I first heard this song was back in 1977 ... I only had a few more weeks left of my summer vacation, before the new school year was to begin ... I was 15 years old, just in case you were wondering about that.

I consider this one of the cool things to happen to me when I was a teenager, among other cool things, in which I will be sure to blog about, in the future :) Well anyways, on the night that I first heard this song from the band Boston ... It was already dark outside, and me and three of my friends were walking up the hill from the South Colton Bridge ... I looked down at the side walk and spotted a shiny penny, which was heads up, so of course I picked it up. I then threw it up into the air and shouted, " LET'S PARTY !!! ", and the next thing you know, a truck drives by us at the top of the hill, that had two guys riding in the back of it , and it stopped at Boyce's grocery store.

One of the guys, who was riding in the back of the truck, asked us if we would like to party with them ... his name was Mark and the other guy's name was Bill ... well anyways, needless to say after he asked us if we would like to party, my three friends looked at me with their dropped jaws thinking ( was it a coincidence, or was it my wish on the penny coming true), and I told the guys " yeah we would love to party with you."

My reason for saying yes was that they looked cute and harmless, and that there was four of us and only two of them, and besides, anyone reading this post who comes from, or still lives in, a small town, would understand completely about the pure boredom that sets in, when you live day to day in a small town, where everyone knows your name.

Anyways, with all that small town stuff aside, the guys were from the Norwood-Norfork area, which automatically made them more appealing because I never wanted to date any guy in my classroom ... once or twice I did try to venture there, but it always turned out badly ... but enough about that, and back to the party story ... LOL ... anyways, Mark and Bill were in South Colton to work for the Hutchinsons, who lived down the same road that my best friend lived on, and they had a tent set up in their side yard, a distance from the house, so of course we partied and had fun in and outside of the tent ;) ... some of us got lucky ... some of us didn't, but needless to say, every time I hear the song " More than a feeling ", it takes me back to that time and place ...

Watch this video and enjoy ... I encourage everyone to please leave a comment about what they were doing, when they first heard any of these songs posted here, so please don't be afraid to write one :)