Girl Skating

And I'm not referring to Etta James' fabulous song that I remember from my youth. She had a voice like no one else. I was just getting into listening to music at the time when many great singers were closing out their careers. Rock n roll was on the scenes and gaining a foot hold, much to our parents' dismay.

I was really struggling with the recording when Scott gave some good advice and reminded me to use Camtasia Studios. Record it once leaving a space after each one and just copy and paste it in a couple of times in the open space.

First I had to find the right song. Next to the Marine Corps Hymn what was a truly special song for me? I thought of a bunch of special songs but for one reason or another they just didn't seem right.

I was on active duty in the Marine Corps attending several Navy tech schools in the Virginia Beach area. I ended up working as a floor guard at a roller rink in that area.

A family I met and got to know asked me to help break the hold their 16 or 17 year old daughter's free style skating partner had at the rink, stopping other guys from skating with their her. They were all afraid of him because he was 21 years old.

After a couple of tries to intimidate me failed he finally back off his controlling ways with her. During one of the couple skate the rink each night they all ways play Love Is Blue and that turn out to be our skate. She ending up being like the little sister to me that I never had. And I always stop and listen when I hear Love Is Blue comes on the radio.

When her folks found I was getting out of the Corps and going back to Miami, they suggested that I take her out before I left. We did have a very nice farewell dinner and I even got a good bye kiss on the cheek.

This weeks' Master Key had one sentence that hit me hard. - It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the "bad," because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the "wind" and in turn shall reap the "whirlwind."

After my retreat at Parris Island SC; if you never been there they offer 3 meals a day, good night sleep and planed fun activities for your 3 month retreat. If you're young enough you should try it. I developed a hatred for anyone who wanted to hurt our country or citizens.

I now realize that way of thinking programmed in negative thought into my subby. Over time this had made me look at the negative side of opportunity that has come my way. Is that a way to start new venture? Wonder why some of them never worked out?

So now I am changing my thought process to eliminate these thoughts. I know that this will be challenge because it has been ingrained into my psyche for 48 years. Am I up to this challenge and will succeed? Yes to both.     

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  • Gary
    November 25, 2014

    Beyond duality. There is no good or bad 🙂

  • November 21, 2014

    Delightful story Jerry that puts so much more meaning to your song 🙂 My son is a Marine, at least until Feb. when he retires. Your blog is fascinating with the pictures and drop down features, etc. Very impressive to me!

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