Plum Dozen – Favorite Songs – #3

I've got a strange knack for remembering what song was playing during significant moments in my life.  I don't know how but for some reason I can remember what song was playing and then relive the moment whenever I hear the song again.  

But then on some days I can hardly remember what I had for supper the night before.  I'm weird.  

On the day Elvis died in 1977, my Mom and I were driving when the news flashed on the radio. The song playing was American Pie by Don McLean.  I have no idea if the song was playing and then the news broke or if the DJ played it next.  Either way, that song will always be associated with Elvis.  

On the night John Lennon was shot in 1980, we were driving home from my aunt and uncles house and new broke on the radio.  My mom cried.  The song playing was Happy Xmas, (War is Over).  Looking back, I'm pretty sure this song came on after the news broke.  

I don't have a song for the day Sydney was born.  I wish I did but I just don't.  But I do have one for Trey. 

The day Trey was born is such a blur except for a few moments.  I remember seeing him for the first time when his head was crowning, Randa stopping her pushing to ask what color his hair was and then seeing him wrapped up in his blanket and holding him for the first time. 

When Randa's water broke hours earlier and we were racing to the hospital, I remember what song was playing.  And then after we all moved to the recovery room hours later, I realized I hadn't eaten so Randa insisted I run to McDonald's for a bite to eat while she tried nursing Trey.  The same song that played while we were racing to the hospital came on again, so from that moment on I decided it was Trey's song because twice in one day is no coincidence!


Piano Man

Billy Joel

Piano Man



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