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13 March 2007
Clear Lake postscript
If you’re driving by ClearLake around lunch time, skip the fast food joints at the I-35 intersections. Drive into town; it’ll only take you an extra five minutes. You’ll find a local café or a deli where you can get a sandwich and a cup of soup and a slice of homemade pie.
I grew up in southern Minnesota, about 40 miles from ClearLake. When my mom and dad were young, they used to go to dances at the Surf Ballroom in ClearLake. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” died when their plane crashed while trying to take off in a snow storm after playing a show at the Surf.
That was early in the morning of February 3, 1959. I was 7 years old.