Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fiona, Figure Skating, and the Fab Four

Dear John,
 
I know where you were 50 years ago tonight! That's because you were the same place as the rest of us. You were sitting on the floor in front of the family TV set waiting for the Ed Sullivan Show, because we were going to get to see The Beatles.
 
February 9, 1964
Can you believe that it was fifty years ago? I remember it entirely too well for it to have been that long. It's hard to explain what it was like. What I remember most about their early music was how happy and energetic is was. I suppose the best way to explain it to young folks would be to have them listen to a Pat Boone album and then play "I Saw Her Standing There." That should do it.
 
I'm not watching Ed Sullivan tonight. I'm keeping tabs on the Olympics, but not watching that either. There's a Burn Notice marathon on, and a person does have to prioritize. Between figure skating and Fiona, there's really no competition. She really is your ideal woman, isn't she? You liked your women independent, strong-minded, and smart-mouthed. And you were a sucker for upper arm definition. I never minded you drooling over her, not a bit. It was reassuring. If you'd ever drooled over somebody helpless and feminine, that would have given me cause for concern!
 
Love you so, so much,
Joan.

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