Reunion Aretha

We had our 40th Reunion last Saturday at the newly-beautiful Mt. Blue High School, which underwent a huge renovation a couple of years ago. I remember the old school fondly, and the new school is fantastic. There were only a couple of dozen of us there, which out of ~200 isn’t much. We ended up getting a late start, so it wasn’t easy for a lot of people who are from away to get to the reunion, which was too bad. For those who were there, it was great to see everyone. We all plan to be back in to town for the 50th – we’ll get an earlier start and get more of y’all to make Farmington a destination for that. It’ll be the beginning of the class of 1978 survivor series.

Today’s podcast ends with a tribute to Aretha Franklin, a singer who meant a lot to me. She made the world a better place, bringing joy to me since I was a little kid. We all have our favorite Aretha songs, and I’ve certainly played most of them over the last couple of days. So relax for awhile and listen to the podcast, which begins in a different place than Aretha, although her influence is evident in some of these songs.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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