Conversation With a Legend

1 Nov

A few days ago, Curly Putman passed away. He was a citizen of our city and a songwriting legend. A few months ago, I wrote about a conversation I had with him.

SBI: A Thinning Crowd

This past Saturday, I was visiting my parents when their neighbor pulled up in a golf cart. I went out to talk with him and noticed a couple of fishing poles in the back of the cart. He wanted to spend some time fishing in the pond behind the house.

We talked for a few minutes, and he talked about the beauty of the land around us. I thanked him and told him how much I liked the farm from which he had just moved. I told him that I remembered my parents taking me on Sunday drives when I was a kid and how we used to drive by his place.

He asked me if I remembered when Paul McCartney lived on his farm in the early 1970s. I was too young to remember that, but I told him that I have heard a bunch of stories about it…

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2 Responses to “Conversation With a Legend”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 2, 2016 at 01:17 #

    I remember this story. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Rick November 2, 2016 at 17:11 #

      Thank you

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