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A Thought for Today
Kindness confounds and confuses even the most formidable enemy.
THE FIRST PART OF TODAY’S FLIGHT PLAN
(Or THE LAST E-MAIL SENT LAST NIGHT)
Dear Richard & Neal,
We just got back from dinner with our friend Charlie and I tried to call you. It's 11:30 PM and I'd planned to say to whoever answered. "You have to call this late to find out if you can call this late." Alas the phone rang and rang and no one answered. I don't think I'll take the chance again on this particular evening.
You guys seem to stay so busy that you are probably off with some of your real or faux children or grandchildren. In case either of you have a bad case of triskadecaphobia I hope you remembered not to take out Friday the 13th on each other. Edward and I managed to have a pleasant evening and I'm late even getting a note off to Ken telling him tomorrow's flight plan will be a lot and not a little late. The second part is complete but the opening is yet to come pop, popping into my head.
No doubt you'll forget to say your prayers tonight which means that you will have to go to church on Sunday & then Vespers and so I'll miss talking to you again.
This brings us to Monday and I'm sure the two of you have to go back to get the other eye (one or more) fixed. How can I dare interrupt your rest and recuperation from morning surgery just to tell you in the afternoon that I need my H/K fix? Obviously that's a 'no, no.'
Tuesday already: the run through of the rehearsal of the Saturday performance of Golf on the tube. No Tennis so there will be a quarrel over whether to watch the run through of PGA or the rehearsal of GAP. Of course the joke's on you, I happen to know that Tiger Woods has no intention of taking off his shirt when he wins at marbles. Then, somebody’s out of something and someone has to go to the store because ANYONE may show up for a beer, a bong or bridge. One of four people will win at bridge, you will be out of beer once a certain person who shall remain nameless leaves the house and Neal will blame Richard for not washing the bong after it was used last time only to be reminded by the ever slippery Dick that he (Neal) was the last person to bang the bong. You will make up before 3:PM because at 3:PM it's five-o-clock somewhere (probably Chicago) and both of you will need a drink.
"A gin Mr. H."
"A scotch Mr. K."
We are now somewhere in the vicinity of Wednesday and I feel like a scotch or a gin or a scotch & gin.
Goodnight all, and Richard don't forget to write if I get work.
PS: Do you realize that by the time you read this tomorrow it will be Toby Wing’s birthday?
REMINDER FOR OUR EUROPEAN FRIENDS
Tomorrow afternoon, July 15 at Wiggins, England Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Woody Herman Orchestra will be at Mill At The Pier 1:00pm & 3:30pm.
In these parts Sunday means Some of the Best. While you’re preparing to sleep warm don’t go just yet because below is another Love Letter Unsent.
RM 7/14/2001 Previously unpublished
Rod McKuen concert and
appearance details can be obtained via the link below.
Concert & Appearance Details