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Crystal Blue Persuasion | Happy Birthday, Dad! December 13, 2010

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in California Dreamin', Random Musings.
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My friend Linda reminded me of a song I fell in love with as a kid: Crystal Blue Persuasion. I remember EXACTLY where I was when I first fell in love with the song. In the back of my Mom and Dad’s ’64 White over Aqua Blue Chevy Impala, in the parking lot at Harrah’s casino, North Shore Lake Tahoe, with my sketch book, colored pencils, and 3 new issues of some teen horror mystery pocket book I had picked up at the local 5 and dime. I was 13 and didn’t have to stay at the Recreation Center (Kids Center) for the first time ~I was truly in my element up there in the higher altitudes -Life was good. 🙂

Fanette Island Tea House, Lake Tahoe '08

I should get back into my art again. Every Winter, I find myself either knee-deep in contemplations of days gone by, or up to my hooch in snow on the front porch. The quiet serenity that I feel every time I look out the big window facing West, reminds me of Home, of care-free days and Loved Ones now passed. Sometimes my Soul aches to fly out that window, over the hills and trees beyond the pond, toward that beautiful sunset. I yearn to once again visit Yesterday before it disappears forever. But before it goes, it displays it’s radiance in such breath-taking colors, I catch my breath and stop to stare. Then I remember where I am, and I’m content in knowing I’ve made it this far in my Journey, and that is enough to still my heart.

Tomorrow is Dad’s birthday-he would be 96, but to me, he will always be that brave soldier whose hand I held until his battle was finally over.

Happy Birthday, Dad~ I love you!! ♥♥♥

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1. KnitNurd - December 14, 2010

Beautiful post, Sandra! Funny how I adore Lake Tahoe this time of year too. It’s no wonder I wanted to marry Scooter there in Dec. of last year. And it was beautiful…the snow falling all around us as we stood on the beach. Perfect!
As a kid, I never really minded the kids center. I loved the movies they showed in there. :=)
I hope all is well with you and you’re staying warm!!!

Stella☆MHorses - December 14, 2010

You know, we probably saw Classics you can’t even find on DVD now. Invasion from Mars, remember that one, EEKS it was scary then! I met Emmett the Clown (the Original) there once too, he came to visit us and drew us a picture on his ginormous sketch pad on an easel -I wish I still had mine~ I spent nearly all my time in the movie theater eating Cracker Jacks, I’d spend every dime my parents gave me just on junk food- I just wanted a RING LOL! I was too introverted to go out and play games in the Rec Hall with all the other kids, so yeah, spending quiet time alone in the car was just fine by me 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and sharing my nostalgic moment with me-you see, I left out a part about feeling “alone” and I see now, with good reason- we’re never really alone, are we 🙂 ♥♥♥


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