A few months ago, a Gadling reader e-mailed a question about what to pack for a move overseas. The reader was flummoxed about what to ship and what not to ship. Jeff White, in a help out a fellow traveler effort, wrote a long response with suggestions based on his own experience as one who has lived overseas himself. I was struck by Jeff’s generosity and thoughtfulness. As Kraig posted, Jeff , one of the most thoughtful among us, shared some of his packing tips with Gadling readers.
Yep, Jeff’s thoughtfulness-and curiosity appeared over and over again in his posts. Working with Jeff these months has tuned me into tidbits I would have missed such as this one on the Amsterdam Hilton’s tribute to John Lennon and Yoko Ono this past March. As part of the song goes (I know that because Jeff tipped us off)
“I said, “We’re only trying to get us some peace”.
Christ you know it ain’t easy…”
Jeff, John Lennon would have been pleased and proud to be remembered by someone like you. As for me, I’ve been in such a funk knowing that you have died. It ain’t easy.
Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton,
Talking in our beds for a week.
The newspaper said, “Say what you doing in bed?”
I said, “We’re only trying to get us some peace”.
Christ you know it ain’t easy…
Right now, the hotel is in the middle of a special exhibition celebrating the famous couple and their “Bed-in for Peace,” during which they gave interviews, from bed, to scores of international journalists and furthered the anti-Vietnam movement that was really getting going in ’69.
There are photo exhibits, music and literary events planned through March 29 at the Amsterdam Hilton.
If you’re in town, go check it out.