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Friday, April 20, 2012
XOXO: A BRIEF ROADTRIP
On the way to Orlando, en route to the Coverings trade show, I had
time to meander. Rather than drive a straight shot on the boring turnpike, I
veered west at Yeehaw Junction and turned a 3-hour ho-hum ride into an unplanned and unhurried 6
A big boot, just my size.
Tuesdays are notoriously slow at Talk of the Town.
Through Lake Wales, Haines City, and Davenport I admired architecture, did a bit of
thrift shopping, and met a few locals. What also made
the ride memorable were the tunes.
Getting the goods ready for auction.
Before I left I grabbed an old CD case that I hadn't opened in a while. It had some goodies including
"I Like Cheese -- Volumes 1 and 2" -- nostalgic compilations of songs
that I bought as 45s back in the 70s, and carried around in a
flowery vinyl case. My friend Steph made the CDs and they made my road trip perfecto. Barry Manilow, Styx, Karen
Carpenter, Gilbert O'Sullivan....the list goes on. I think the song I XOXO-ed the most that day was "Billy Don't be a Hero."