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by Eddy Robey
This evening, I had my own personal version of the "Senior
Moment". My own
version because, although the phrase usually refers to forgetting
oneself, in this instance it meant that the world had forgotten
important to me.
I picked up the phone and there was a cheery young voice asking if I
answer a few survey questions. Well, I'm a cooperative soul, and that
it. After getting my age, she asked me several question about Elvis
Did I think he was a great musician? Nope. Did I think he was a good
for people? Certainly not. Had I thought about the anniversary of his
Not at all.
Then came the horrible moment, when it was obvious how very old and out
date I was. She asked who I thought was the most important figure in
music, and gave me several choices: Foo Fighters? Yikes, what sort of
that? The others were less ridiculous, but no more impressive.
None of those folks were amongst my favorites. However, I do happen to
die-hard fan of one performer. If he is within a hundred miles, you can
me in the front row. Who? Smokey Robinson? Would you spell that? Who was
Was? You whippersnapper. Forget this survey. Let me off the phone, so I
go listen to my record collection. Yeah, I know, you never heard of a
or Victrola either.
There you have it. My rock and roll dreamboat is so obscure that I had
spell his name for the survey person. Next time, I'll have another
moment, and forget to answer the telephone.
Copyright 2002 Eddy Robey
Eddy Robey M.A.
Author of It's Not Just Chicken Soup
Jewish mothers, I feed everyone in sight, and have been at work in the
kitchen for over 20 years. Correspondence should be addressed to
will be read as soon as the dishes are done. You can
find many of my recipes online at the Gantseh Megillah
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