From Me To You*
*”From Me to You” is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a single in 1963. I still have the 45.
Two selections are offered for your viewing pleasure, the first from Miami, 1964. The second is from Washington, DC, 1964. It was called Beatlemania, when those four mophairs crossed the pond to sing for the kids in the United States. Watching even now, goosebumps rise on the skin and the heart palpitates. Powerful memories, those.
If you were alive in 1964, and of a certain age, young teen, and female, then you understand the star wattage of this particular group of singers/musicians. Personally, I did not get to see this group perform live, but I did watch their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, February 9, 1964, with my nose touching the television screen and hyperventilating the entire time. My parents thought I had gone over the edge. They were right. Immediately after the performance, I went into the bathroom and cut my hair and bangs to emulate the look.
This photo was taken by my girlfriend, Sue, outside during lunch recess when I was in eighth grade, the day after the Ed Sullivan Show, as proof of my impulsive gesture. My friends were shocked. These were the days of sky high bouffant hairdos held in place with lots of Aquanet. She used my little instamatic camera that I snuck out of the house in my purse to snap the photo. True story. People, you can’t make this sort of stuff up.
I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
The hearts featured were all made over several years, with the lambs ear being the most recent, circa 2003 for daughter Semi’s wedding. More about crafts made from lambs ear love can be found here, the former number one most visited post on Fairegarden, recently supplanted by a story about hypertufa balls.
PS. Hey Rose, how about that Ringo, eh?