“So you think you’re a Romeo, playing a part in a picture-show
We take the long way home, take the long way home
Cause you’re the joke of the neighbourhood, why should you care if you’re feeling good
Take the long way home, take the long way home
There are times that you feel you’re part of the scenery, all the greenery is comin’ down boy
Then your wife seems to think you’re part of the furniture, oh it’s peculiar, she used to be so nice.” – Take the Long Way Home, Supertramp
This was a song from my teen years (at least the first verse of it). Do you recall it?
It seems like sometimes it is a long journey back home, doesn’t it? Just yesterday I spent some time talking on the phone with some cousins who still live in Iowa, where we were all born. I’ve not been there for a long time. This coming summer, however, there is a family reunion and I sure am hoping to be able to go. There is always something about going home. To those who say you can never go home again, I disagree. All we have to do is to decide to do it – no matter what.
As we were walking our dog the other day, we took a new route. And Lucy loved it. You can almost see her prancing in this picture as we took the long way home….
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: In 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on national television for the first time on “The Dorsey Brothers Show”. Elvis sang “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Heartbreak Hotel”, backed by the Dorsey band.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: Stuart (or Stewart) is the most famous “occupational” name in Scotland, and was the name of a line of kings and queens which lasted almost 350 years.