Today, in my Our Town/West Side Spirit column, I tell the tale "A Dozen Roses For Brother Albert." A story about my potato~filled ears. The ears that hear what they want to hear, and go left when they should go right regardless of my effort to focus. My idiocy was legend with many storekeepers in Yorkville.
My favorite song in 1963, was Andy Williams, "Can't Get Use to Losing You," written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman. I was a sucker for a sad love song when I was 9.