Those first few notes sound and all of a sudden you are transported back in time to a place with yourself, under the cloak of the past. Oh, how sweet it can be …
I thought I would share a few of my song memories and what they mean to me.
Send Me On My Way, Rusted Root
I go back to the basement of the AGR fraternity house at Cornell. The first few notes would start, and suddenly the man that would later become my husband and the father of my three beautiful children would appear, and we would dance together. It was so fun, maybe a little foreshadowing?
Nadia’s Theme (The Young and the Restless)
This one brings me back to the age of 5 and taking ballet lessons with Miss Carol —who I thought was the most beautiful person in the world. I wanted to be just like her. I wasn’t quite built right to become a ballerina though. 🙂
Paradise City, Guns N’ Roses
8th Grade dance at Rundlett Junior High School. I was scared to death that I was going to get asked to dance by a boy … and was feeling very awkward. But oh how I do love this song!
Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
When I was asked to dance at that 8th grade dance by that boy who I did not like, but danced with him anyway. Longest dance ever!!!
You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon
I go back to my friend Sarah’s house and watching her sister and friend (perhaps one of the funniest people I knew) lipsync and dance around their bedroom to this song. So many laughs with this memory! I know every word of this song still!
Moving on Up, Theme from the Jefferson’s
The day at Pat’s Peak ski area (1987) when my friend Sarah and Bridget and I were singing this, and Bridget fell off of the triple chair right before disembarking from the lift. All I am seeing is her falling straight down about 10 feet and her long dark hair flying up as Sarah and I peered down from the chair. Bridget wasn’t hurt luckily, and we laughed. It was pretty funny.
Walking In Memphis, Marc Cohn
This reminds me of a really good friend that I had in 4-H and how we sang this song on our trip to the Eastern State Exposition to show our cows.
Ice, Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
August 1989, NH State 4-H Dairy Show at Hopkinton State Fairgrounds. This was the first rap song that any of us had ever heard. It has been ingrained in my brain, and to this day I can still recite most of it.
Where the Green Grass Grows, Tim McGraw
This one takes me back to 1997 when I was driving back and forth to my Cargill sales territory in the Mohawk Valley of New York. Unfortunately, it does not conjure up feel goods, as I was not enjoying my job at the time and just wanted to be home doing something very different. What that was, I did not know at the time, which added to the frustration of it. I can see my black jetta, Tingley’s, and forage screen. So glad not to be back there!
Rain Is A Good Thing, Luke Bryan
This one reminds me of my kids, especially Jacob! When he was little, it was one of his favorites. 🙂
Maybe you can come up with some of your old favorites that bring you back to some really fun memories.
Happy Labor Day Weekend! I can’t believe that the summer is almost over. Back to school is the 10th for my kids … we shall see how that ends up. 😉
Take care of yourself!