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I Was Stoned and I Missed It


4/20- With a tip o’ the hat to Dennis (of Dr. Hook) and Ray Sawyer, who passed in December and Shel Silverstein, who’s body of writing and personality still fascinate me.

The Smoke Off-Shel Silverstein

I’m not entirely certain where this post is gonna lead us today. Infer what you will; it helps bi-polar and anxiety. Take it with a grain [or a leaf.]  Know that I live in the state that Pence consecrated. But if you think politics has ever stopped someone from tucking seedlings a cornfield… not so much. Years ago, we’d make a run for the [Michigan] border on Sunday for alcohol.  Now -I hear we Hoosiers still are, just for a different buzz.

The metaphors abound: It’s strange, nowadays to speak to relation that live in a medicinal or recreational state. Some of us always were. My hope one day, is to pull open a kitchen drawer; but instead of little K-cups, there’s little pods of pot. In rows, by name. {patent pending Gma Auburn- HA!}  And it will be as accepted on a Friday night as the fondue pot was in the 70’s.

And on that note: Thanks for stopping by today. THANK YOU to those on YouTube who preserve the music.  -Grandma Auburn    2 Dr. Hook Videos. “Sylvia’s Mother” because in my next life,  I’d like to hop on Ray Sawyer’s lap, like a pet-starved cat… and of course, “I Got Stoned And I Missed It”


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5 thoughts on “I Was Stoned and I Missed It

  1. Thanks for sharing!!… as the saying goes “different strokes for different folks”.. 🙂 I don’t smoke and other than a quiet glass of wine on the weekends, I don’t drink… I found out early on that I can enjoy and live life without it… 🙂

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    1. It’s so true! Maybe once a month I’ll put a dash of something in coffee, but I don’t drink because my stomach can’t take it. I don’t begrudge anyone their choices. But being a criminal in one US state (sort of) but not in another, over a plant, is just foolish at this point.

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      1. I do agree… technology is wonderful but it has given a closed minded element a voice and they are using that voice to deny anything that is opposite their ideology!.. have a wonderful weekend and hope it is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

        “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom”. Isaac Asimov

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