By the time we became freshman “goobers’ at Castle Heights, Mike Gannaway, Jim Gamble, and i had become close friends as well as teammates and classmates.
One day in early autumn 1958, we cloistered ourselves in Mike’s bedroom on the south side of the modest single story house about midway on the east side of Hammond Avenue. Mike had purloined a 33 1/3 LP album from his brother. It was the Kingston Trio’s “Live from the Hungry I” album. We spent the afternoon just listening.
As usual, we were goofing off, laughing, talking about girls and sports. When the second track on the second side began to play, we fell silent. We listened quietly to “They Call the Wind Maria.”
Go with the wind, Maria.