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The Sand and the Sea

Come to me, come to me

Many people my age remember The Sand and the Sea, a hit song written by Hal Hester and recorded by Nat “King” Cole around 1955. I remember the song, of course, but I also remember the man who wrote it and his nightclub in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

I arrived on the island in 1960, when The Sand and the Sea — the recording — had already sold more than a million…

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Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

An aging humanist hanging on to the idea that there is hope for humankind — against all current indications. You can see his published work on Amazon.