Thursday, March 11, 2004

Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone

Yesterday was my Dad's 79th birthday and I remembered to call him up and wish him Happy Birthday. And to post a card last weekend to get there in time for the day itself!

I read once that Big Yellow Taxi was inspired (if that is the word) by the death of Joni's father - the "my old man" in the lyrics. I am glad to say my parents are still alive and well and my mission is to spend more time with them while I still can. I am off up to London Sunday night to meet them both for a meal. Along with my brother, his significant other, possibly 2 nephews, and a colleague of my brother's from NYC. Should be fun.

Tell your parents "I love you", they really appreciate it. It has taken me 50 bl**dy years to get to be able to say that. Don't delay do it today :-)