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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 1973: 

Today - March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973. 

Caroline and I stopped by the Vietnam Memorial at Willis and Court Street over the weekend and cleaned-up the area. This is the 4th year of Vietnam Veterans Day – I think in the future we ought to hold a small ceremony at the memorial like we do for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This year, for Woman's History Month and National Vietnam War Veterans Day, I wrote a story about Barbara Robbins. Robbins is something of a legend - in a hushed tone of voice - in the agency. I have always found this story so haunting and sad: Barbara Robbins was the first female killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. Please find the story here:

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster where Friendly's Restaurant used to be located at 584 Jermor Way

Friendly's had closed at that location on Nov. 27, 2018. According to an article in the Carroll County Times on Nov. 28, 2018, "The company that was founded in 1935 the middle of the Great Depression in Springfield, Massachusetts, and would become Friendly Ice Cream Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal.."

It was a great day. At 12-noon, Westminster Police Officer Terrence McGowan sang the National Anthem as fire equipment surrounded the restaurant and Westminster Fire Department Tower 3 flew the American Flag. 

Vietnam vets were treated to sandwich. Mission BBQ chose to open today - March 29th on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Carole King - Out in the Cold (Official Audio)

"Out In the Cold", a single recorded during the 'Tapestry ' sessions that ultimately did not make it onto the album.

Tapestry topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years – featuring such songs as "It's Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move"

Of course, as a writer, I was immediately drawn to singer-songwriter music. Music performed by artists who tell stories by writing and performing their own material.

Tapestry reminded me of Southern Gothic literature. An article by David Browne in Rolling Stone published February 10, 2021 explained, “Similarly, the narrator of “It’s Too Late” is almost matter of fact when surveying the end of a relationship; she sounds rational, not distraught. For the 50th anniversary, an album outtake, “Out in the Cold,” has been resurrected after first appearing as a bonus track on a 1999 CD reissue. A confessional about being unfaithful to a lover and paying the price, it feels rational and adult (if not totally empowered)…” (‘Tapestry’ at 50: Why Carole King’s Masterpiece Still Challenges Us - With its masterful songcraft and backstory of personal reinvention, King’s 1971 landmark remains one of pop’s greatest declarations of independence…)

Some of the best examples singer-songwriters include artists such as Bob Dylan, "Mixed-Up Confusion" (1962); Paul McCartney, "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You" (1962); John Lennon, Chuck Berry, Joni Mitchell, “Urge for Going”); and Carole King, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (1960.)

However I first became enthralled with the genre as a result of the release of Carole King’s “Tapestry.

Related, read: "The 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time" published by “Rolling Stone” in August 2015:


"Out In The Cold"

I only wanted to play

I thought what he didn't know

Wouldn't hurt him anyway

But he found out and

Someone else gave him her hand to hold

And suddenly I find myself out in the cold


He trusted me all the time

I thought I could see another man

And he would still be mine

Well yesterday I had a good thing

Worth more than gold

Today he's got a truer love and I'm out in the cold


I had a love warmer than fire

But I listened to my desire

Now yesterday's dreams are tomorrow's heartache

I'm paying, paying for my mistake


Now, girl, take a tip from one who knows

If you open up a new door

You may find the old one's closed

So be true to your good man

Take a lesson from this story I have told

Or you just might get left now

Out in the cold


You just might get left now

Out in the cold

Don't let yourself get left now

Out in the cold

Don't let yourself get left now

Out in the cold