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There were many periods between divorces where I again put myself out there as a member of “the singles scene”. It’s a relatively morbid place to be with more lies told than you’d ever hear at a used car salesman’s convention. For that, and all the frustration to go with it, I’m glad to have exited that landscape.
When the “dating game” resumed again in my late 40s, I instituted another change. Call it an addition, if you will. It had to do with not dating girls under 40 years of age.
There are certain “lows” a man will experience dating younger women. Among them … and these can be emotionally devastating … are cries of “Daddy!” and similar words at a point of otherwise shared glee between the two. Still, that’s not the lowest of the low.
That nadir would be hearing the youthful woman question, “The Righteous ‘Who‘?”
I’m able to lay claim to being among the most ardent Righteous Brothers fans to have ever exchanged oxygen with other human beings. As specific proof of my claim, until I was made homeless in 2005, I was the owner of a vinyl album titled “Souled Out“. Being one of the only eight people in our country to buy that album, I reached the top tier of fandom in that regard as far as the Righteous Brothers go.
Their link will show those guys, the two greatest singers ever to grace mankind with their voices, stopped completely in 2003 in a place called Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bobby Hatfield suffered a “mortal blow” and the “coke” that did him in wasn’t manufactured as “Classic” or “Diet”. Beyond that point the only way any of us can hear them as a duo was recorded at an earlier time. Bill Medley has the deep, soulful bass voice while Bobby, no longer with us, had the tenor sound that rocketed to the stars.
Since that time my musical tastes have changed as much as my dating wishes. I now prefer either “Earth, Wind & Fire” or “The Honeymoon Group“, aka “Blood, Sweat & Tears“.
However, those years I was homeless taught me many valuable lessons, among them the benefit of loyalty. It’s fair to say I’m so loyal dogs often stop and ask me for tips to improve their game. It’s with that sense, since I have so much time on my hands now as I allegedly am running out of time via my cancer, I once again aimed my loyalty. This time it goes to all those I met in the homeless community when I was “out there”, and one other group.
You, the blog readers. The people who give me, and all of us, hope. Gifts of your time, your money, possessions and caring. I can’t explain how good it makes me feel to hear someone say “I saw some homeless guys today and I thought of you”.
That means you’re listening and what I’m doing has purpose. Therefore, this is what you’ve given me by your reactions. It’s brought to you by Bill Medley … and Bill Cady … the last two surviving “Righteous Brothers”. Because of you I’m now having the time of my life.
I’m just sayin’.
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