Remembering my 21st birthday...Summer 1987
My big brother took me to Dandy's..His favorite bar..he was gonna show me around and it was a pretty good time...until you asked me what song I wanted to hear and all I could think of was Bob Seeger?
So the DJ played your request of any Bob Seeger and it was the Horizontal Bop...which was Bob's new song..not at all like his other stuff...anyway we danced and next thing you know the bouncer is asking you not to bring your drink on the dance floor...which you put down with a "whatever man" and me reminding you all night not to dance with your drink ....you not trying to be defiant.. just in your no rules world.. kept bringing that drink out to dance resulting in us being ask to leave...go figure! LOL!
Anyway it was still a good time...I won't ever forget it.
Now how about your 21st birthday.....Well I don't remember your 21st but I do remember what I believe was your 22nd.....
I remember Winter 1985 you and I working at the Downtowner...Ivy bought you a 5th of Jack Daniels...and this funny stuffed monkey
that had real long arms and you could wrap them around and connect with Velcro so it looked like the monkey was holding onto you...funny gift huh?
Only seems like yesterday..
Yeah funny how these memories come around...I enjoy the things I forgot we have shared...I only recently remember you had gotten me the job at the Downtowner and we worked together for awhile...but that's another story.
It's nice knowing that if I try hard enough and dig deep enough I can find you
in memories I'd forgotten even if they do involve monkeys...LOL!
Nobody enjoyed life the way you did...thanks for trying to make sure I had a fun birthday....It was the best!
Loving and missing you Mister!