Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Remembering Musical Fun with Rob's Mom!

Mom loved "Here You Come Again!"
I was working from home the other day and listening to Pandora radio, and two of my favorite Dolly Parton songs came on back-to-back:  "Here You Come Again," and "Islands in the Stream." Two songs by the same artist doesn't usually happen on Pandora and both of these were my mom's favorite Dolly songs, too. That was a message from my mom!!
Mom (who passed on Dec. 29, 2013) and wanted to let me know she's around. Mom loved those two songs and those were the only 2 songs by Dolly Parton she would sing (I have all of Dolly's music but those were the ones that stuck with her). "Here You Come Again" was the most special, because it brings back a fun memory.  

When the song came out in 1977 and during the summer of 1978, when I was 15, I remember being at home on Saturday morning and helping clean the house. I was tidying up my younger brother's bedroom while listening to the American Top 40 with Casey Casem and "Here You Come Again" came on the radio. Mom was walking down the hallway and came in and sat on the bed asking what that song was - and I pulled up a chair. That's when we started slapping hands and knees in a back and forth game, to the rhythm of the song. We laughed about that for a long time.

What's interesting is that neither of us had ever forgotten that special 4 minutes and I'll always cherish it and that song.

LINK TO VIDEO/SONG: http://youtu.be/U3PM4zfHYBk

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next