Day 3 – “A song that reminds you of one/or both of your parents.”
Wow. That’s a tough one. I can think of a few for my dad without a problem. Dad drove transport while I was growing up so obviously any song about trucking (18 Wheeler by Alabama, Convoy by C. W. McCall) reminds me of my dad. But one for my mom…that’s a lot tougher.
My mom was always listening to music. Usually the oldies, she loves the oldies. I can associate a ton of music with her, but to narrow it down to just one song? It seems impossible. Hmmmm, this challenge is proving tougher than it sounded. I really want to honour my mom, but I just can’t narrow it down to one song.
There’s one song that’s kinda special between me and my dad. When I was young we would spend some weekends at my dad’s. Sometimes on Sundays he would turn off the TV and we’d go down to the basement. He’d turn on the big oak, floor model stereo he bought when he was 18 and we’d play records and dance.
My favourite, and he’d play it over and over for me, was “I’m In Love With a Big, Blue Frog” by Peter, Paul and Mary.
Skip to 1:20 to hear the song.