Life in progress


Musical Memories


Have you ever heard a song on the radio that you haven’t heard in years, but that you once knew so well you could sing in your sleep? It’s fascinating to me the process in which a song like that comes back to me, note by note, lyric by lyric. I find myself singing along and remembering AS I SING. Whenever that happens, I can’t help but smile to myself at the sensation of knowing as I go.

The songs I remember from my childhood are the ones my parents listened to. I, at the time, was too young to discover anything for myself. This was before I had even been to a Disney movie, and it was long before home videos.

My mother and her best friend used to listen to Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck (who I’ve actually seen in concert as an adult and discovered he has an absolutely amazing voice, much to my surprise), and my dad listened to Chet Atkins. He loved the guitar.

What are your earliest memories of music? Are they memories of your own favorites, or someone else’s?


JusJoJan 25 – Can you see it?

Face in Snow

Face in Snow

Can you see the face on the wall? He’s wearing a scarf and a hat.

I’m getting tired of talking about this white stuff, but I did want to share what I saw out my back door this morning.

It’s knee-deep in spots on my paper route.

That’s my jot for now.


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