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Jamaica In March… Goodbye To The Blues And An In Memoriam

March 2nd, 2013 16 comments
Morning mist...

Morning mist...

Driving back to Hillside Farm from town the other morning, the mist over the cemetery on the hill looked picture friendly… so I stopped for a moment and snapped a couple. I love this this spot. There is a gravestone there of an American WWII veteran who was killed in the waning days of that war… still in his late teens on that bit of granite, it simply says after his name, ‘Man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends…’

Sometimes I’ll stop up here when I’m on a motorcycle ride… kill the engine and just invite the silence. When my Dad was stationed in the Philippines in the late 50’s I used to ride my Lambretta Scooter out to the enormous cemetery outside of Manila… I would park the scooter and sit on the hillside and do my homework. My Uncle Pentti had friends buried there and I would sometimes convey his respects to them. I am also fond of visiting the Arlington National Cemetery when I have a moment in the D.C. area. These hallowed grounds help remind me as an American, who I am and where I came from.

Moving right along. From the mists of February and the past… I am getting ready for a musical week with Acoustic Hot Tuna in Jamaica. Needless to say, if things are internet friendly down there, I will be posting words and pictures.

Onward…

PS It’s snowing here at the Farm this morning…. Hmmm…

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