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December 21, 2019

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I wrote a wonderful, eloquent, and glowing comment about this post and then it disappeared.

I once met Duke Ellington in Montevideo, Uruguay, at the U.S. Embassy. I was thirteen, I think.

He patted me on the head and he said, I remember it perfectly: "You seem like a very nice young man."

I, too, like philosophers. (Did you call her?) And the Gaslight of dear memory. And the Duke. You're always light on your feet, Alan. -- DL

Thank you so much--I'm honored to garner a comment from you! What a wonderful memory of Duke (such a sweet thing for him to say).--Alan

I didn't call her (probably didn't call anybody for a while). Yes, the Gaslight and then upstairs to the Kettle of Fish... --Alan

Ah, yes. But that may have been another kettle of fish -- DL

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