Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Memories

Well, I have been sick all week with a really bad cold. Boooo!! When I get a cold, I usually have it for at least a week. I got this one on Monday, so hopefully it is almost at the end.

For some reason this week, I have had different occasions to take a walk down memory lane when I was least expecting it. The other night I was flipping through channels when I came across a very old Billy Joel concert that caught my attention. I stopped to watch it for a minute and I called Steve to come watch it with me because we went to a Billy Joel concert exactly like that in high school when he looked just like this....

We just sat there laughing and remembering the other couple we went with and how great he could play the piano and how one of "our songs" in high school was Just The Way You Are. The next day I was driving in the car and that very song came on! I turned it up and started thinking about high school and all the songs that we used to love.

We had one of our very first slow dances to "We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger. I gave Steve his greatest hits CD a few years ago and we still love all his songs!

Then there were all the songs we danced to in our high school gym after football games like Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" and Kool and the Gang's "Ladies Night". They don't even have dances at the high schools here anymore (except prom). That is a shame. Those were so much fun!

And Steve was the BIGGEST Eddie Money fan! I would go over to his house and he would put Eddie Money on his stereo and put his speakers at the top of his stairs pointing downstairs and I would help him clean up the kitchen after dinner. That was a big job with five brothers and sisters! But it was more fun while we were listening to Eddie. :) This is the album we always listened to...

Then I got two sweet messages today from old friends reminding me of memories we had had together when we were children. These are friends I had when I lived in Nashville, Tennessee when I was about seven years old and we all still love each other and keep in touch! That is so special to me!

And, not only that, I recently found an old autograph book that I got for my birthday when I was about 8 years old. It had all the signatures and little notes from all my friends at that time. I remember I had a slumber party for my birthday and everyone signed it and wrote sweet notes to me in their cute child-like handwriting! (Things like, "You are my best friend, Betsy. I hope you get to marry Donny Osmond one day!") haha

Anyway...I think it is important to remember special people and places in your life and to write all the memories down while you can still remember the details. Happy memories are such a gift!

There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more.


Heather said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Billy Joel!! Love him!! I also like some of Eddie Money's stuff!! HA!! Love this post and I love walking down memory lane!

Jacquie said...

That was a fun post. And hits close to home since we're the same age.

"Baby hold on to me. Whatever will be will be..." Ha!!

petrii said...

This was so fun. I love looking back at those fun growing up years. And I loved to listen to Billy Joel play the piano.

Megan L Hutchings said...

That happens to be one of my favorite Beatles' songs and I could not agree with you more!!!

Lisa said...

It is funny how a song came bring back so many memories. That cracks me up about moving speakers around and putting them at the top of the stairs. Back then, bigger was better...... now it is just the opposite!

Christal said...

I love memory lane posts so fun!! You have the best posts!!

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