Thursday, May 20, 2010

Morning Music

I’m sure I cannot be the only one in the world that wakes up with music or a specific song in my head. For a long time now I have been thinking I should write down the songs that I wake up with so I can laugh about it later or so that I don’t forget. I guess it is like people who write down their dreams so they don’t forget. I have always loved music. I don’t play an instrument but tried to play the piano as a kid. I hated my teacher and I have a problem with following through on things. I grew up in a house that always had music playing, sometimes in all rooms of the house. I come from a big family – not Duggar’s style – but I am the middle of 5 children. I know I know – ugh the middle child. But my mom says I’m a unique middle child because I was the baby of the family for a while – then the middle child – then the oldest for a while. So I’m definitely all over the place and if you are a close friend or family you know how true that statement is for me.

Anyways, back to music. Not only was music always playing at our house, it was always playing at my both of my grandparents houses. I have the greatest memories of my grandpa (my mom’s Dad) watering his roses in his short shorts, a white t-shirt and flip flops dancing around to Frank Sinatra blaring in their backyard. All the while my grandma in her cute summer time bathing suit cover up getting us kids drinks, snacks and whatever we wanted. We also used to go to the beach every Monday with my other grandparents (my Dad’s parents) during the summer and we would all sing a long to the music that Tutu (grandma in Hawaiian) chose. Her favorite was Patsy Cline. We would all pile in the “Pickle” or the “Little Red Wagon” (their two VW buses) and sing all the way to the beach. Tutu in her fully color coordinated outfit – bathing suit, visor, flip-flops, towel – right down to her ice water cup all matching! My grandpa in his white V-neck t-shirt and coordinated shorts to whatever Tutu was wearing. Don’t even get me started on how she made us all match. My eye is twitching now!

All these memories have music tied to it. I have always realized that a lot of my memories even down to today have music tied to it. So most of the time when I wake up with a song in my head I think – why the heck did I wake up with that song in my head! I will sing it in my head for half the day and think about what it reminds me of. So this is why I’m starting this blog – to write down the music memories or just funny stories of friends, my family & me, or just to entertain you with the weird songs that I wake up with.

I hope you enjoy.

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