David Bowie wrote that song in 1975. Do you think that was it?
Was it said sarcastically?
Was it because we used to get gold watches as a retirement gift?
Does golden refers to the good old days?
This was a band from the 60's and 70's. CULLOWHEE . . .
We went Saturday night - to a reunion of Cullowhee at the Crescent Moon in Dahlonega, GA. A small town in the north Georgia Mountains. Now they originate from Cullowhee, NC. They played in Atlanta for many years.
And my happy campers went with me.
These are four of the original. The other two will be in Cullowhee in September.
Can you recognize the men - from the young picture to this one?
This is Terry
This is Sandy.
This is Mike.
And here are some of the songs if your interested.
My thinking today is this. Do we have as much value in the golden years as we do in the beginning years? Most of the people there knew Cullowhee. The band has groupies or followers from the 60's and 70's too. Now there were a few young people that happened in and another couple on a date I think. They got wasted and I mean wasted. The man started heckling the band and making fun of them. Making faces.
Terry's wife - was a little powerhouse - she told that guy off and told him to be nice and if he couldn't be nice - to leave! I was proud of her.
Can these guys play like they used too? Do they look like they used too? No. But do they still have value? ABSOLUTELY YES!
Do I think these are the golden years - I'm not sure.
Now I know I don't look as good as I once did - lol - but I'm better than I once was. At least I think so. I'm experienced. I know myself. I'm calmer. I'm happier inside. I'm more grounded. I don't have to be someone I'm not. Is everything perfect - no. Would I like to change things - of course. There is a lot to say for age. And a lot to be said against it. Age does change us.
We have a choice - bitter or better? I say better.
Now here is my quote of the day:It's not the day you have to manage, folks, but the moment.
It's not the dragon you have to slay, but the fear.
And it's not the path you have to know, but the destination.