Feeling a little down and grumpy, so I went on Youtube and started listening to old songs. Some of them are vaguely familiar and some I’ve never heard before. It started with a Celine Dion song from back in 1990 and somehow morphed into a duet by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn – and I don’t even like country music much. The duet is called “You’re the Reason Out Kids Are Ugly.” It’s a really funny novelty song from the 1970’s that I am sure my parents listened to and got a good laugh from the lyrics.
That’s part of the fun of Youtube – you never know where your listening buffet will take you. Music is such a huge part of our lives. I wish I had taken the time to learn some type of musical instrument when I was younger. I have been thinking about taking some type of music lessons, either the guitar or the piano. Either way I would have to take advantage of some of the deals online like musicians friend used gear has for people that can’t invest a whole lot of money while taking the time to learn any type of musical instrument. A test drive is totally understandable when it comes to items like this.
Now that I have moved out from my parents house, Thanksgiving just isn’t the same. I don’t get to go home every year either. That’s the worst part of growing up I think.
I remember how amazing the house smelled the day before and the day of Thanksgiving. Mom would start making potato salad or macaroni, deviled eggs and all of those cakes and pies the day before Thanksgiving. Then on Thanksgiving day, she would get up way before any of us even thought of getting up to start the turkey and ham.
By the time we all woke up, she had it all in the oven and we would wake up starving because the house smelled so good. We usually ate around 2 and the table to overflowing with food. Green beans, corn, yeast rolls, and some years, we had roast duck instead of turkey. Oh how I miss those days!!! I can still smell my mothers cooking when I think about Thanksgiving.