Date: April 04, 2019 11:19AM
No one could have told me as a teenager that I'd graduate high school in the same hometown as Grace Slick and Joan Baez.
Used to hang out with Slick's little brother, Chris Wing.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham went to high school in the next town over, Menlo-Atherton, where one of my roommates siblings went to school with. My Jewish grandmother grew up in Menlo Park going to private girls boarding school after she was orphaned as a young girl.
I was thrown to the wolves at 17, and ended up in Palo Alto by default.. Finished high school there. Was a singer/songwriter myself, so I felt I had arrived in my own little corner of paradise. It was the only town I've ever lived where I saw Rolls Royces cruise the main streets on any given day. A Rolls Royce dealer was right down the street from where I lived with my roommates where I finished high school.
To me, that was a miracle. I was rescued from homelessness in Ogden, Utah. Living on the streets of Ogden, to living and going to high school in Palo Alto. I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who was whisked away from Kansas to Oz. It was that stark of a difference in my world.
Nothing short of a miracle at that time in my life.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8izf-oXY4
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/04/2019 11:20AM by Amyjo.