Linda‘ prompt today is perfect. Check out her post to learn all about Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a song from your childhood.” Think of a song from your childhood and just write. Have fun!
Today is my Dad’s birthday. Had he lived he would be 96 today. I miss him fiercely. He was my best friend, my confidant and my lifelong advisor who had a way of listening more than advising.
Tomorrow I fly to Florida to help out the week before our seventh grandchild is born. I know my Dad is watching over us all and would be thrilled to welcome his new great-grandson into the family.
Our nuclear family traveled a lot by car, especially after we moved to Ohio. The 12 hour drives back to Virginia were long and we often passed the time singing.
My Dad’s bass voice was perfectly suited for the hymn Steal Away. It gives me chills just closing my eyes now and remembering the texture of his voice. He was a multi-faceted man and also loved singing songs like Little Brown Jug and we kids loved it!
The song that is most present in my mind today though is Chatanooga Choo Choo. I am so grateful for those long car rides and learning to appreciate the songs of my parent’s generation.
Happy Birthday, Daddy. I will never get over missing you.