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Seasons In The Sun

(currently playing in the background)

Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We´ve known each other since we
were nine or ten
Together we´ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and abc´s
Skinned our hearts and
Skinned our knees

 

Goodbye my friend it´s hard to die
When all the birds are singing
In the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and i´ll be there

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were
Just seasons out of time

 

Goodbye papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how i got along

 

Goodbye papa it´s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them i´ll be there

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the songs like the
Seasons have all gone
We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like
The seasons have all gone

 

Goodbye michelle my little one
You gave me love and helped
Me find the sun
And every time that i was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

 

Goodbye michelle it´s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in
The sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were
Just seasons out of time

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun

 

But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone

 

We had joy we had fun we had
Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the
Seasons have all gone

 
Leland R. Golisek (Butch)
 
Leland (Butchie) Golisek
 
Leland Golisek (Butchie)
 
Special thanks to Janet (Butchie's wife) for the photos of Butch with Michelle (just above), looking out over Lake Superior, and to my mom for letting me copy the one of Butch at 2 years of age.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

With this song, Seasons In The Sun, no page would be complete without mention of some of those friends. Butchie was a friend to anyone who knew him. He held the best of all of us. And he was admired by all of us. Now, some nearly 30 years after his death, he is remembered as though it was yesterday when he swirled his boat across Munising bay (played in the sun), and raced with Polaris in Munising's snowmobile races. He was that much bigger than life itself. And with him in his frolics were his family, his wife, Janet, his little sister, Sunshyn, of course, and John Lee Mattson, who passed on many years ago as a result of Agent Orange poisoning from the Vietnam war. John and his wife, Lee lived in Allen, Michigan. I had the good fortune to visit with them on a few occassions, and during those times, we went for rides in the country, walked along the lakeshore, and talked about Butch and their teen years. John attended a few Mustang football games with my friend and me. He even joined us "on the hill" for a different perspective of the game.

 

This page is dedicated to Butchie - Leland Golisek - and to all those who were fortunate to know him, for to know him was to love him, and to John Mattson - Mom and Dad's "another son".




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