Today, I’m kinda sad……..I need a shoulder to lean on…

Today, I had an email out of the blue…from a guy who was my class-fellow way back in the 70s when I was student in London, England.

The guy said he’s been wanting to write me for years and years, and only now got the time. Well, he told me that another of our classmates, who was a popular guy, passed away last year.

He was married with 2 children, but the marriage fell apart apparently and the couple divorced some years later. That separation devastated my classmate, leading him to develop weight problems, and then later on, heart disease, which took his life.

I still remember the fun we used to have as students..they guy was the same age as me, and to hear him gone…has just shaken me, which is kinda rare.

Then, while I was trying to cheer myself up by playing some 60s music on YouTube, I saw my favorite singer at that time, Scott Mackenzie, also passed away last year….

Man….what is life all about….can anyone tell me….?


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4 Responses to Today, I’m kinda sad……..I need a shoulder to lean on…

  1. reocochran says:

    So sorry about the bad news. It is especially sad about your old comrade and friend. I get sad over people who die that are famous, too. I hope some happy memories and other things, beauty or music will cheer you up. You can use my shoulder anytime!

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