man muss nur den Mut haben, sein eigenes Leben zu führen. - Peter Rosegger
Monday, November 10, 2008
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
That's right! 33 years ago today (November 10, 1975) the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a storm on Lake Superior. We listened to the song in two classes today and I taught my students about American ballads and the mnemonic device for the Great Lakes (HOMES). I also read off the names of the 29 crew members since we didn't have a church bell.
So, be honest... do you get a tear in your eye, or lump in your throat when you hear Gordon Lightfoot's song? I look forward to reading your response in the COMMENTS!