Posted by Anne Decker on Nov 06, 2018
Lima Rotary learns the meaning of the lyrics to "American Pie."
Those who attended Monday's Rotary meeting will never hear the song "American Pie" the same way again. Retired ONU Professor and Allen County Museum Director Ray Schuck edited a book of essays about the meaning of the song's lyrics and its impact on our society and he took us through the lyrics verse by verse explaining that songwriter Don McLean wrote the song about the end of 50s rock & roll, the death of Buddy Holly, and the changes both music and our society experienced in the 60s. Ray wrapped up his presentation with a singalong to the last chorus of the song.
Also at Monday's meeting, Elizabeth Brown-Ellis thanked the club for contributing to the Lima Symphony Orchestra and showed a video of children who enjoyed the symphony performance our club sponsored. We also enjoyed a few minutes of networking between the business portion of the meeting and the speaker.