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Back to School - 2012

Bob558 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 3:38 PM
I often have difficulty singing this song. At the exact same place. For the exact same reason. Playing the guitar part is difficult enough, without becoming all teary eyed and so forth. Before my first son was born it was never a problem. I didn't understand it. I knew I would get all worked up. Same as I do when I sing our national anthem. For similar reasons. Thank you for helping me understand.
It's raining granddaughters in Mullville. The newest was born about two months ago - the Lad's & Ladette's second.

This column, first written, in 2001, has held up through the years. Enjoy.

The children of America have gone back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone.

I understand.

Every year at this time, I remember a wonderful essay I heard on NPR the summer before The Lad first went to college. A...
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