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Everybody has To Be Somewhere
By Walt Hardester
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Last edited: Saturday, September 01, 2007
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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Bing Crosby
Why is it when I meet someone new, and they ask me what I do.
I tell them I am a writer.
"What do you write?"
"Well let's see, I write poetry, short stories, general musings on life and people."
"Are you famous?"
"Well, no I am not a household name, But I am sort of noteable in some circles."
This usually effectively ends the conversation, with an, "Oh, that's nice."
Is it so hard to believe that there are people out there who do actually write? If I said my name was Stephen King, or Don King for that matter, would they believe me then?
It seems that it would easier for people to believe me if I told them I was a nuclear physicist, and am working for SETI.

Go figure.

I once was placed in a first class seat on a flight I was taking home on military standby status. I looked across the isle from me and there sat Bing Crosby. I said in naive astonishment at being so near a famous person,
"Bing Crosby, what are you doing here?"
He took his pipe out of his mouth and said something to me I will never forget as long as I live. He simply said, in that beautiful voice of his,

"Everybody has to be somewhere."




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Reviewed by Gerald Tate 8/31/2007
At least he spoke to you, some of these people wouldn't give us mere mortals the time of day. Anyway, you should have fed him some bullshit. But you forgot to say you were only a small boy then? hee hee

Liked it---Gerald J Tate---Gerry
Reviewed by Michael Guy 8/27/2007
I just wish you'd called this: "Everybody has to be somewhere"! I could write a whole song on that title myself. I'm glad I read this one. Every creative artist (especially unknown) ought to read this story. Send it in to Reader's Digest or something. Besides, I am one of the 'infamously' unknown artists in America (for having done what I do for thirty years!) Best of everything to you.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/26/2007
I was informed several months ago Walt that I am a special person and I may not be known as a writer but what we do is beautiful for we touch the hearts of so many and you are a special for your words touch our hearts everyday and we are thankful for that and we agree with Bing Crosby, we all have somewhere to be and you are here with us, Thank you for that and for your wonderful words.
Newfie Hugs , Rose
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 8/25/2007
Oh Cutie Pie! You will always be a V.I.P to me! I adores Ya! You are smart, sweet, beautiful and so TALENTED! LOVE YOU! Sissy
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/23/2007
Great write, Walter; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 8/23/2007
He was so right, we do :) Though our somewhere's arent always where we'd like to be, we can't escape our skin.

Love the Skin you're in, it helps I think :)
Loved this
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/22/2007
Excellent story to think upon
God Bless
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/22/2007
love this story--and the quote from Bing
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/22/2007
Philosophy to ponder upon, Walt. Thanks for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/22/2007
LOL Been there and done that and have had the same response but I came to the realization all that matters is I know what I do.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/22/2007
Yip somewhere where life takes a slice out of your day!!

SOmewhere somehow we all have to go!!

Love Tinka

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