Peach State says: You Know Those Words Too!

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If I am going to be in the car…I am going to sing along with the radio! “Who doesn’t?”
The fun thing about this is disturbing the children. The different styles of music available on Sirius XM is enough to blow their mind…BUT…when parents start singing along to Rock n Roll our boys take to picking up their proverbial-picket-signs.

The newest statement came from our youngest. (He is adopted and has only been with us 5 years now!). He is still learning about us and well…we do have fun showing him how diverse we really are.
Sooo…let me set up the scenario for you. It was just the two of us in the car and I was not in the mood for my regular channels sooo…I flipped over to Margaritaville and Sinatra. Two channels that incorporate beachy music and good old standards. “I love the standards…and Michael Buble’ and Frank Sinatra are just two of my favorites.” I switched between the two not liking the artist on the beachy channel and landed on “Moon River” and started singing along. All of the sudden this voice, clear as a bell, chimed in from the backseat! “You Know Those Words Too!”

I peeked back and shock and surprise filled his face and I kept singing. After the song finished I told him about the time spent with my grandparents and how I would watch my grandmother’s sister and her husband dance to songs like this. The concept was foreign to him…I thought for a moment and said…”They would do the same type dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars” and that is called Ballroom dancing!” He threw his hands in the air and said…”Oh great, you have dancers in your family too!” I explained that a true love of music includes many, many different types of music and a respect or appreciation for the differences. “But how do you remember all the words and the names and information of the people singing?” I smiled and told him that as you get older your brain just makes room for the important things. He laughed and said “Well that makes since because you are so old.”

“Don’t worry…I set him straight about that statement very quickly…besides I am not old!”
And because I am not old I will not say anything further about this subject matter!
He was quiet the rest of the ride. Ahhh…peace and quiet! Works every time! Hehe!

What type of music do you flip between? Do you sing along for pure enjoyment or to mess with those in the car with you? Both…I would say!

Well a basketball game is calling so I must close…Have a great day!

Peach State

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About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on September 22, 2012, in About me, Children, family, Home, Humor, Just Between Cousins, memories, music, Reflection and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You know that I too, love many different kinds of music, but unlike you, I can’t always remember the name of the song, and rarely do I remember the artist. I must say though, you mentioned one of my favorite songs, “Moon River.” The reason I love this song is the memory attached to it.

    My dad had a beautiful singing voice. “Moon River” was one of the songs I most loved to hear him sing. He was also a wonderful dancer, so light on his feet. I have memories of him in the living room singing a song, and as I passed by, he would take me in his arms and dance me around the room! He would tell me to just let him lead, and add that I should always let the man lead. That was good news to me, because I didn’t want to lead! LOL!

    But, back to freaking out the kids. My youngest daughter, my grandson and I were recently shopping and running errands together, when a song came on the radio that she didn’t recognize. But she gave me the strangest look as I began singing, “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon…” Ha, ha! My brother had that album, and used to blare it through the house whenever our parents weren’t home. Apparently, no one has done a remake of this song, or else she would have known it.

  2. “Moon River”, not “Dark Side of the Moon”….right? LOL!

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