A Little Help From My Friends In My Life

American Idol saluted these guys last night.  The contestants sang songs written by The Beatles…those magical song masters from our youth…they penned the tunes to which we  fell in love, fell out of love, lost love, found love, and learned the meaning of love.

One of the contestants Kree Harrison sang “A little Help From My Friends.” Her rendition brought tears to my eyes. Of course, that’s not saying much…I’m a sentimental romantic; but the words reminded me of how long we’ve been at this. I heard the Fab Four from England for the first time over 50 years ago. Dean Bussey and I sat in her room and listened to our 45 RPM’s hour after hour after hour. Flashing back made me wonder where those hours after hours after hours have gone.

“They haven’t gone anywhere,” said a silent voice.

Here’s to those hours and the ones who filled them.

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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2 Responses to A Little Help From My Friends In My Life

  1. I just got around to reading your background and thought you should know there was another crazy /smart woman out there with the same educational background. I too have a BA degree in journalism with an emphasis in PR and a minor in marketing.

    I love your blog.

    Roseanne M. Peters

  2. As an artist, you know how much appreciation for your work means…many, many thanks for reading, enjoying, and saying so…

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