Amazing lunch conversation



  • What a coincidence, wow! I was eating lunch with my son and an elderly man joined us. It turns out that he was in the Army in the Philippines in 1941. When the Japanese took over the islands, he, with another 300 men, escaped into the jungles where they survived a couple of years until the islands were liberated.

    Not only that, he saw the T-shirt I was wearing from the Umbria Jazz Festival and said he goes to the Elephant Room, an Austin jazz establishment, once a month to listen. If that wasn't enough, one of his high school buddies was Stan Getz! Who would've known. A walking piece of history.


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