The Season Of The Peepers ~ April 24, 2023
We had no idea how important we were to one another or that the memories of four-part harmonies, spring evenings and the peepers would stay with us for decades. We had no idea or vision of the future, and the thought of being 70 or so and looking back was not on our agenda. Being there, leaning against one car or another, no one smoking or drinking, sharing gossip and the tiny markers in our lives that seemed enormous, with the peepers as our background music, that was a place we felt safe and hopeful. You bet we dawdled.
Written by Tulis McCall
Tulis McCall is a woman with a passion for performance and presentation. She brings her extensive knowledge of acting, writing, and producing to everything she does.
Got me with this one, T
Goodie. I was afraid the peepers in the beginning was too long and hope that people just didn’t think it was a mess up. Clearly you were one of the brilliant people. Yeah. High school chorus.
I thought I had responded to this sooner. Yes yes, yes. Those high school days that stay with us.
You do get my attention for about 5 minutes every Monday…. I welcome it every time.
That is high praise indeed. I always value your opinion.
Well done, Tulis. I share your wish for the youth of today. What we had in High School was a huge gift if only we could have recognized it at the time. I can’t help but think that our parents generation must have thought the same thing about ballroom dancing. Also gone from the youth of America was that healthy and wholesome activity that spanned economic strata.
I think we did recognize it. Perhaps that’s why it stays as a strong and vibrant memory.
One of your very best, Tulis. I shared it with a bunch of family members, most of them music-makers. Thanks!
Thanks for passing it on! I hope they subscribe. Appreciate your kind words.
This piece brought me right back there, Tulis. How lucky we were to have lived in that time.
A universal memory it seems.