Friday, June 13, 2014

Pond Water

...of Birdman's Top 25-

#17 Long Friendships
I have a couple of long relationships from youth. Peter, Paul and Mark. They call us the three apostles. My friends from way back are few. You can really count them on two fingers. Some of my fondest memories surround Peter's mom buying us sixpacks. She'd tell the clerk her son was home from Vietnam. He musta come home every weekend. Heading off to all night fiascos at Serenity Hill Dance Hall, with these two pals, was just about a weekly ritual. I met Paul in Confraternity classes when we hit 7th Grade (7th Grade lasts a long time), and we continued our high school sojourn together with the Jesuits. In some shape or form, this trinity have been sidekicks ever since. And what can I say... could we have selected a better 'sondtrack' than the GREAT 60's hits?  I think not.
The Kinks.
The Beatles. 
The Stones.
The Byrds.
The Who.
The Zombies. 
The Moodies.
... and on and on and on.


  1. true lifetime friendships are rare.

  2. They are rare indeed. Beautiful shot.

  3. Yeah, but you have neglected to say they wrecked my guitar!! LOL

    Lakeland Checks In!

    1. hahahahaha
      Teens, music and beer. NOT good combo. Sorry 'bout that.

  4. A friendship of biblical proportion!

  5. You are lucky to have kept such long-time friends.
    I'm still going over these posts like a cryptic crossword puzzle!

  6. "Good hint" only if you know where it's leading, Birdman...

  7. If you are still friends, that is quite a feat in life.

  8. The Who were my favorites...

  9. I wouldn't have noticed the water if it weren't for your title. So still!