arafiq- as a longtime Ambien (actually the generic Zolpidem) user I've learned to stay away from the internet (especially FB!) when waiting for it to take effect. I've provided some entertainment in the past...
This brings back a wistful memory of my father watching and braying at a years old recording of a football game as if it’s implications were in real time. This morning he’s in the hospital, fallen apart, but still making trouble with his phone. The memory is wistfully mild in comparison to his more recent publicly displayed errors in perception and judgement that leave a trail of breakage in his wake. With his significant wealth held up against any question of dignity, he hangs on to his right to access even complex technologies and in that the embarrassments and frustrations are only minor considerations. Like past discussions around car keys, maybe we need to come to some acceptable social mores about when the use of technology should be left alone in the service of safety and dignity. No offense to the OP I hope. My dad used to do exactly this kind of thing on Facebook posts, etc. It was mostly just amusing. We all maybe need to consider though putting aside the keyboard at some point.
Aretha Franklin was a pretty, slender, young girl of 22 when I saw her at The 20 Grand, which was one of Detroit’s most famous night clubs. It was located at the intersection of 14th Street and Warren Avenue.
That’s a memory I will always treasure, her voice was as clear as mountain air, and it had a beautiful ringing resonance that seemed to be ringing just outside of my ear at that time.
@spiritofradio -- thank you for sharing. The humor was not intended to belittle anyone or any memories. We have our own ways of paying tribute to our favorite artists. And sometimes humor, as long as it does’t cross over into the realm of vitriol, is just another means to an end. We have been rediscovering Aretha Franklin lately, and listening to some of her work (thanks to Qobuz) that previously flew under the radar.
Nevertheless, I apologize if this post caused any kind of inadvertent discomfort. Hoping for a speedy recovery for your dad.