Today in My History2000: Dear Paul
2001: Happy's Adventure
2002: Tiptoe Thru the Tulips Again
2003: Random Acts of Collaboration
2005: The Russians Have Landed
2006: It's Good to Remember--Even the Bad Stuff
2007: 8 and 11
2008: Some Internet-Related Stuff
2009: Cantankerous Coochie Snorcher
2010: What? Me Worry?
2011: Take a Walk
"Million Dollar Quartet"
Books Read in 2012
"Driving Mr. Albert"
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20 April 2012
Ironically, we are going to see a show called 13 this week. I know almost nothing about it, except it sounds like a good companion for High School Musical, which is a good musical for younger people, but which I didn't like much. Maybe 13 will be better.
But the number 13 has a deeper significance for me this year. Today we are marking the 13th anniversary of Paul's death, the start of "memorial season," which ends next month on the 18th of May, the 16th anniversary of David's death.
I can't even relate to those numbers. Sixteen years since we had that horrible telephone call in New York? Thirteen years since that fateful night when the phone rang here at home at midnight and I answered it cheerily, thinking it was Paul--only to hear the voice of a police officer calling from his house to let me know that Paul was dead.
Each year the dates come along and I think I should say something or write something. Some years I do, some years I don't. Soon there will come a year when the guys will have been dead longer than they were alive and doesn't that boggle my mind.
I wrote this back in 2007, when I titled the day's entry "8 and 11".
The video of the week is an excerpt from Paul's Sedona,
Arizona. The whole show is broken into many parts on YouTube. This is one
of the more fun sections.
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