No, I havent started playing American Football lol, but those, other than maybe any really young readers will probably get the significance of the line anyway.
When I first heard that song (Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell, for the very young), I had no idea where Wichita was, it was just a placename in a song for me. Now I’m seriously thinking of going there next year. Why, anyone that knows me a bit, and knows the whole Louise Brooks history thing will know the answer, but for those who dont…
Yes, she was born in Cherryvale, but that place is about as easy for me to reach as the North Pole. Yes, if you can drive, not so hard, but if you dont, nigh impossible to reach without a very long walk! But her family moved to Wichita in 1920, and she stayed there until 1922. She returned in 1940, until sometime in 1943 as well. There probably is no remaining trace of her time there, but hey, it will be fun walking in her footsteps, if not literally so. If I can find a friendly chauffeur to take me across the state, then great, but that will only be a ‘what will be, will be’ moment if it does. Yes, I know, someone has made an offer at this point, but we are talking 21 months time, and a lot can happen in that length of time.
Well, now at least I know where Wichita is, if not a lot more than that about the city. Slightly more than that, thanks to the tourist website, but you get my drift. And not a single mention there of the legendary lady unfortunately. Judging by what Kate tells me, I’m not going to freeze to death at that time! Its only a shame she didnt get into my head earlier, I might have used a different surname when I did the name change if I had. A second Louise Brooks, albeit of the Stephanie kind, as opposed to the Mary type, in Wichita, now wouldnt that have been something?
No, I wont tease about the song, I’ve already mentioned it, so whats the point? Just enjoy