Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
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Memories and Humor

I've kept a diary since I was 10 and every once in awhile, trying to remember something, I'll look into it for information. Also, I have taken a lot of pictures over the years--was a selfie guy before I even knew what selfie meant--and have spent many hours scanning the pictures in my albums to put them on my computer.

The other day I came across this picture of my failed attempt to water ski in the Mississippi and I wasn't quite sure about when in 1979 it was taken so I got my 1979 diary and started going through the pages. Obviously it didn't happen in the beginning because it seems Memphis had a lot of snow (well a lot for Memphis) and some pretty cold day.

Flipping through the pages I saw I went to see Diana Ross, The Village People plus had dinner at the Cafe St. Clair's and another night at one of my favorite restaurants Palazinno's--both of which I am sure do not exist anymore. Another night went to see the movie "Main Event" with Streisand but still hadn't seen anything about Mississippi and then there it was, June 17, "Went to Lake Enid on the Mississippi and attempted to water ski--not a success." Is there a Lake Enid IN the Mississippi? (Yes, Chuck, I know Chuck, "Google it!" Argh!)

I look at that picture and start laughing out loud because I was at one of the worst times of my life with losing my business, having to leave Memphis and I remember having that fun day! It also reminds me that I've had a lot of good times--and good friends--in my life and still do!

posted on May 30, 2020 8:11 PM ()


comment by traveltales on May 31, 2020 12:10 PM ()
Memories are good!
reply by greatmartin on May 31, 2020 12:33 PM ()
Thanks for the memories...that phrase out to ring the nostalgia bell.
comment by elderjane on May 31, 2020 6:26 AM ()
I can even make out a smile on my face in the Mississippi River!
reply by greatmartin on May 31, 2020 9:45 AM ()

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