The prior blog referenced Forrest Fenn’s rescue in the jungle of that “conflict overseas”. ***  He was shot down twice during his service.

To gain some of Fenn’s perspective on those experiences, see his writings on his blog @ Old Santa Fe Trading, and in his book The Thrill of the Chase.  Maybe there will be more in his latest book, Too Far To Walk, which is being released this week.

***   “the conflict overseas” from Sam Stone by John Prine, one of the great singer/songwriters.

Fair & Square

Fair & Square (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had the opportunity to see Prine at Chicago’s Earl of Old Town ( & other folk legends—Steve Goodman, Bonnie Koloc) back in the day, and also last week when he “played Peoria”.

Forty years on, Prine’s lyrics still resonate.  For example, Paradise:


And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking
Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

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