Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Song Remembers When





True confession time and why not! When we took early retirement, Jack gifted me with the car of my dreams. After a lifetime of driving the tried and true cars, I chose a beautiful blue hardtop convertible and just love driving on top-down days. Yesterday was a top-down day. Well, most summer days are! When friends come to visit, we enjoy that car and our talks away from the men!

I was returning from seeing an elderly friend cheering her up with fresh strawberries, angel food cake and a little whipped cream. We chatted just a little while. Then I was on my way home.

The sun was out and the temperature was about 80 degrees with a gentle breeze and, of course, the music was playing. Easy drive, no traffic and I was humming right along. Then the music on the radio stopped me cold as I drove home. I was listening to an oldie playlist and the song coming from the radio was a "just married" song of ours and I was in heaven. Driving in the sunshine, temp so easy and the breeze through my hair, I felt like a young woman in my head. I thought of my Jack and my tummy did a big flip flop just the way it used to in those falling in love days. 

Every since I was 17, and knew this was my guy, I wait for these moments that bring that feeling right back.......... it is the song on the radio, through the fancy speakers in the car. The song remembers when. So you know that Trisha Yearwood song? One of the lines in the song is "it was like a lighted match had been tossed into my soul". Exactly! Precisely! My Jack turns me on and he knows exactly how to do it. It always keeps me coming back for more and I was all of a sudden really looking forward to getting home to my guy. 

When I got home and we were preparing dinner, I asked him if he had those moments...... the song remembers when and we are once again in those early years. His answer was to take me in his arms and dance me around the kitchen and then to give me a sensual good girl right there as dinner simmered on the stove. 

 I put full responsibility on ttwd which gives us the framework to return to the way of those just married people we once were. 

Do you remember back to when you fell in love hearing the song remembers when? Does the music take you back? Music is such a strong language. Tell us! 

Meredith







21 comments:

  1. The music does take me back, in the same wonderful way that you describe here. I fall in love all over again with the man I’ve known for many, many years just hearing and listening to a favourite of ours. We are blessed that the memories are many!
    This was so lovely to read, I could see you driving down the road, hair blowing, and you singing away on route to Jack! How great is that! Xoxo

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    1. Laurel,
      That car is a fun one for sure. I love your phrase "falling in love all over again" just listening to a song.
      M

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  2. Music is so important isn't it? My text tone and ring tone for the Sheriff are both memories. The ring tone is "our" song from our small initmate wedding. Maybe 50 people in total. I had a broken ankle and as we dance, with him holding me up (I was sore by that point), the words "it feels like home" were song softly in his ear. His arms are my home, holding me safe.

    Especially with every broken ankle since that day! LOL!

    MUSIC is the joy of life when my Sheriff is there holding strong.

    Boo

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    1. Boo,
      Music is the joy of life. You are right.
      M

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  3. Don't you love these good memories. I thought you were going to admit to speeding in your cute little car. But heart stopping music is better. We have a lot of songs, especially from when we first met and fell in love. And I agree TTWD is what worked for us.

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    1. Blondie,
      I have not received a speeding ticket yet......... knock on wood.
      M

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  4. Oh Meredith, I think this is my favorite post yet! Music is powerful, and can transport you to another time and place when you least expect it. Yes, the song does remember when and ttwd keeps it alive. I love those impromptu dances in the kitchen. They are often the most intimate and heart warming.
    Mignon

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    1. Mignon,
      You are so right! Music is so powerful and I love those little kitchen dances too.
      M

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  5. Meredith,
    What a sweet and lovely written post!

    I remember Storm's roaming hands during one of the songs from the movie Dirty Dancing! But, that song doesn't hold a special meaning to us. One that does is "Somewhere Out There." When we were both in college, but 9 hours away and very little contact, I called into the campus radio station and asked for them to play this song and dedicate it to Storm. (It was what we did in the 80's!) I then recorded it it on my tape recorder and then sent the tape to him in the mail. Corny stuff, but sweet! We have several songs, but one that always makes both of us smile when we hear it because it's so us from the beginning is "Groovy Kind of Love."

    Thanks for the trip down musical lovers' lane! Hugs, Windy

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    1. Windy,
      Hold close those favorite songs. I love "Groovy Kind Of Love.".
      M

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  6. What a lovely post Meredith, music is so powerful and emotive. There are definitely lots of songs that take me back :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz,
      Glad you agree that music is so powerful.
      M

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  7. This is a wonderful post Meredith :) Music runs through our lives here every day and every now and then, some song will play and all the feelings come back. It's so nice to still get those fluttery butterfly feelings and even better that they're happening more and more lately. You've inspired me to make a new playlist today!

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    1. Penelope,
      You are so right........... music does run through our lives. Enjoy your playlist.
      M

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  8. I love the feeling when a song 'hits' you in just the right way. I love Jim Croce's 'Time in a Bottle' that was sung at our wedding. When it come on Nick and I will usually grin. We always think of what my mom said when I gave her the name of the song we wanted my BIL to sing at the wedding. Her comment was, "Sounds like a drinking song to me."

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    1. PK,
      What a different world if Jim Croce had lived. Sweet that you hold dear your music.
      M

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  9. Meredith,this is an Easy,Breezy Post, just like your day. When someone writes a post like this I always think I should say, "Congratulations" on still being so in love.

    Several years back Sam and I hit a milestone anniversary, and we did a music compilation to play at our party and to send home with our guests. It was amazing to put 22 of songs that were special to us on the mix. I love to play it on any easy, breezy day.

    Hugs From Ella

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  10. Ella,
    We do share the love of a certain song......... The Song Remembers When". Share your playlist.
    M

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  11. You are right, Meredith ... great songs make for great memories ... or vice versa ... great memories make songs memorable ... in our case (or for me at least), it is The Rascals - Groovin' and A Beautiful Morning, that bring back early dating memories ... an Austin Mini woodie wagon (oh the tales that car could tell ... lol!), an 8 track tape in the player blasting away with windows open ... nj

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  12. NJ,
    I read those song titles and began singing. Sounds like a lot of road fun was had.
    M

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  13. I, too, have a beautiful hard top convertible that I love to drive ‘with the top down and the wind blowin’, blowin’ as Crowded House sing on a CD I stole from one of my daughters. My favourite song from the time Harry and I were falling in love is Young Girl, by Union Gap. I also love You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics and Three Times a Lady by The Commodores. They all take me back to those early years but I’m loving the life we have now.
    Sweet post, Mere.
    Rosie xx

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