Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Song for 2004

In July of 2004, Sharon, Jack and I traveled north to celebrate the Wallen's 25th Wedding Anniversary. I wrote a toast for that night which I never gave.
Last month Sharon and I had an opportunity to host the Wallens--John, Jill, Becky and Nat--at our home for the weekend. All of us attended the wedding of a friend that John and I have known for almost 30 years.

That weekend reminded me of words to the song that struck a chord in me the first time that I heard them.

The song is titled Everyone use Sunscreen and the specific words are:

Friends may come and go,
but to a precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to overcome the differences in life styles and geography,
for the older you get the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

I want to thank John and Jill for working hard to overcome the differences in life style and geography of the last twenty years. As those of you here tonight know, they are the precious few worth holding on to.

It was my honor to have been there 25 years ago to celebrate their wedding and its my privilege to be here tonight to embrace their gold wedding anniversary.

The song for 2004 is Everyone use Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann.

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