This one is for Alec, my son. I know Ringo was always your favorite Beatle, but this is a story about John I think you'll like. It could even change your life.
It seems there's this island--the size of a dozen soccer fields, the newspaper says--off Ireland's west coast. It's for sale at $340,000. Forty five years ago Lennon bought it, just a short while before he was shot and killed in New York. Lennon, it turns out, had plans to build a house there. They could have sat there, he and she, kissed while gazing at the sea.
Lennon and Yoko visited the island in 1968. There are pictures. It's name is Dornish, but locals call in "Beatle Island." And John had hopes for the place. "I hope we're a nice old couple," he said, "living off the coast of Irealand or something like that--looking out at our scrapbook of madness."
Well, yes. Interested? A guy can dream, can't he? Imagine.