Sunday, October 9, 2011

One Degree of Separation to Paul McCartney...

Actually, on reflection it's two degrees, but it's only one degree -- really! -- to Nancy Shevell, who was married to (some of our) Beatle heart throb today. 


If this was a Sunday night in 1964 I would be sitting with my parents and eating dinner. We might have spent some of the day raking leaves together or taking a drive into the countryside to see the fall foliage. But we would definitely be gathered in front of the television set to watch the "Ed Sullivan Show" later in the evening. If the Beatles were appearing that evening I would be glued to the television set. 

Fast forward a number of decades. The "Ed Sullivan Show" is a fond memory and Paul McCartney has just married a woman who is an acquaintance of my boss. My Vice-President, Tom, came back from many meetings in the last five years and mentioned Nancy, who by the way, got raves from Tom for being a really nice person to work with. And so, my blog buddies you are two degrees of separation from Nancy Shevell McCartney. I could never have imagined this, sitting in the den with my parents on Cornwall Street watching television. 

My wishes to the newlyweds for a long life together of good health and lots of happiness!

P.S. The photos of my followers has disappeared. I assume it's a temporary quirk in Blogger, but is it visible when you stop by? Thanks!

13 comments:

LDH said...

Sweet story ~ sweet couple!

Yes, I can see your follow box. I had a similar problem a while ago and it frustrated me for a couple of weeks. Then it returned to normal.

Loretta said...

I enjoyed your story! Yes I see your followers, but what do you do when your post doesn't show in the reader. It is driving me nuts!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Carol, yes, your followers are visible. It happens a lot to me, too. So annoying. I believe the new Mrs. McCartney is a cousin of Barbara Walters. I think she may have introduced them. Heard it on The View. xo

Kathleen said...

I see my followers, do they see me? :)

Yes, it was a beautiful weekend! And I was thinking about you today, and there you were!

Did you get out to Bridgehampton this summer?
Have a good week, BC!

Mevely317 said...

Ahhh, 1964! Your post brought me right back ... right there a foot away from the TV screen with my Brownie camera. ('Course, no pix ever came to be. What a nerd. LOL)

Tho' I was a "George" fan, I'm thrilled to think Paul may have found happiness once more, for real. Great post!

Lynda said...

I remember the spring of 1964 watching the Beatles, too. One of our 'snowbird' families was back from Florida. The daughter was in 7th grade with me. Of course her culture in Florida was ahead of our small country town. Someone asked her why she was wearing so many rings and she said something about Ringo.
(All the pics are there.)

Maple Lane said...

Love this story!
My brother and his friends were in high school mid sixties and bought Beatles wigs and ran through Lenox Mall in Atlanta, with a trail of girls screaming madly behind them!!!

TARYTERRE said...

And to think I thought six degrees of seperation was normal. Thanks for advancing me to two. Loved McCartney and the Beatles. Thanks for bringing back memories of watching the Ed Sullivan Show. GREAT post. P.S. Your followers are all there when I visited tonight.

Marie said...

I can see your followers. I can still remember how enthralled I was with the Beatles. I do hope that Sir Paul is a lot happier this time around!

Sybil said...

I am sure they will make a real go of this marraige. Paul seems happier and his daughters did attend the wedding which is more than can be said for his other weddings !
Sorry to have been slow in commenting but blogger has some odd ideas of where to send my comments these days !!
Love Sybil xx

Pam said...

Great story! It's a small world for sure. I remember being glued to the Ed Sullivan show when the Beatles. Those were the days!

Nezzy said...

Yep sweetie...I see your followers!

I well remember those Ed Sullivan day of the legends from Liverpool!

Ya never know where life's gonna take ya huh???

God bless ya and enjoy this beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know that he got married again - good for him. Hope they are happily ever married. sandie