Thursday, September 24, 2009
Happy Birthday, Lana!
It’s been my great pleasure recently to connect with some old & dear friends, & one of them—a friend from my days in Burlington, VT & also for a time when I was in Charlottesville — is celebrating a birthday today.
Best Robert Frost’s Banjo birthday wishes to Lana Bortolot! Lana is a globe-trotting, self-described girl reporter & an all-round great person, with an adventurous & generous spirit, & real integrity. Many happy returns to you!
As Jimmie Rodgers sang (& I believe)
The old pals are always the best you see
New friends you can find ev’ry day [ed. note: not so sure on that]
But they can’t take the place or ever be
Like the old pals of yesterday [amen to that, Jimmie!]