Tag Archives: 60s

first lunch in the new decade

The new decade in question is, of course, my 60s. I still can’t believe I’m 60 years old, especially since my mind keeps telling me I’m 22. Or maybe 42. But NOT 60. Doesn’t that just sound so old?

Well… anyway… Steve, Karina and the kids joined us at Tokyo Steak House for a fun lunch yesterday: sushi for me, Steven and Karina; chicken & steak for Leslie, teriyaki beef for Mike and yakisoba for Steve.

Steve was busy taking photos of all of us, so here’s one of him so he wouldn’t be left out. (That’s Karina chowing down on her tempura shrimp roll.)

Steve was quick to point out that he and I are TWO decades apart now. BUT! In just two short years he’ll once again be only one decade younger than me. When that happens, instead of thinking he got OLD, I’ll look at it that I must have gotten a wee bit younger. In the meantime, though…

Where’s my shawl? And my rocker! Would someone please bring me a hot toddy?

the final meal… of my 50s

Tonight I had the final meal of my 50s and it was a grand one. We went to Gino’s where I had a Big Baron to send the 50s out in style and good taste.

The Big Baron is a huge calzone full of Italian meats, bell peppers and lots of ooey, gooey melted mozzarella cheese. I brought half of it home, so it will also be the first meal of my 60s when I finish it off for breakfast in the morning. Life is good.

This is also the last day that Mike will be an old man in his 60s married to a young, 50-something chick. 🙂 Tomorrow we’ll once again be the same age, two old crumblies having a great time… and a great lunch with Steve, Karina, Leslie & Steven.

For now, we’re going to watch Hawaii Five-O (the original), sigh at the scenery (the way it looked when I lived there) and dream about a return visit to Oahu some day soon.

Did I already say life is good? Well, it bears repeating.

folk music

I’m sitting here watching John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind on KCET (public television)… and singing along with all those great songs from my youth and teen years.

Can it really be 40-some-odd years ago that Peter, Paul & Mary recorded Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ In The Wind (and turned it into a huge hit)? Today I had the pleasure of hearing the Chad Mitchell Trio sing their rendition, which was actually the first version recorded by someone other than Dylan.

When’s the last time you heard Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire) on the radio? Late ’60s maybe? I really can’t remember, but I know it’s been many, many years ago. It’s good to see/hear him still singing his hit song.

Ahhh, a standing ovation for Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods singing Get Together, one of my all-time favorite songs. “C’mon people now, smile on your brother…”

Hey, how come Roger McGuinn (from the Byrds) hasn’t aged over the years? Poor memory on my part, you say? Ok, I’ll accept that. But he still sounds wonderful singing Turn, Turn, Turn. Thank goodness I haven’t lost my hearing. Yet.

It’s not often I hear someone say they love folk music.  Thank you, John, for showing us that it still lives in the hearts of so many fans.