GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ROCK 'N ROLL, BABY!

First of all, let me start with an update from a previous post:

Yes, I did finally dye my hair

and

Yea, I'm back on sugar too.  I have no willpower.  And speaking of willpower...  Gary Puckett comes to mind.  "Lady Willpower, it's now or never... la-la-la-la"


AND NOW>  Let me take you back to a time when Tiger Beat Magazine was the reason that I lived.  I had just reached a milestone in my life.  I was thirteen.   A teenager, finally.   A teenager with one thing to look forward to, and that was to see who was the centerfold of Tiger Beat for the month.  My walls and ceiling were covered with posters of Mark Lindsay,  Mickey Dolenz, Paul McCartney, Sajid Khan, Davy Jones, Bobby Sherman and more.  

Every night when I talked to God I pleaded, "Please God, let me marry Mark Lindsay someday"  Then I would kiss the glossy poster above my bed goodnight.   I could tell Mark loved me too....  The smile never left his face.  

My mom knew how much I loved him.  She would make sure I got all the latest records and magazines that had anything to do with him.  She even wrote him a letter once asking for an autograph for me and HE NEVER WROTE BACK!    I guess the feelings were not mutual after all...   
So I had to give up on him and marry another. 

 I did name my daughter after him...  LINDSEY...  
  Even though I was sooooo over him and his silly, white, skin tight leotards.

But then I got older and I started thinking about the good old days and I did an online search to see what he was up to.  That's when I ran into The Happy Together Tour and saw that he would be performing with several other Oldies but Goodies.  Gary Puckett, Three Dog Night, The Turtles, Gary Lewis.

I found a venue just 5 hours away, ordered some really great tickets, and the rest...

Is history!

We were just 3 rows back.  Excellent seats! 

Happy at the Happy Together Concert.  All us golden oldies going to see the Golden Oldies!

Gary's ready to rock 'n roll

Gary Lewis

Mark Lindsay