Oh - one last thing - When my dad says " ! " or " !! " it is loosely translated to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You know, something you say when you don't know exactly what to say. :)
All that said, this is a text conversation I had last Saturday with my Daddy. I have copied it verbatim.
Daddy: I put on a cd while I was puttering in the garage this afternoon. I would suggest "Southern Cross" for your Sunday song! Made me remember when I first heard it, as well as what was so good about going to sea. Such a great song. Love you
Serendipity: Love you too! Thank you for sharing!! I’m assuming the CS&N version? Southern Cross has always reminded me of you, and when you talked about being at sea. :)Daddy: Yep, <3 (Wow I did it)
Serendipity: LoL :) curious - when did you first hear it?
This Stephen Stills demo version. No chorus harmonies! Weird: http://youtu.be/kDoZ3z0ET6YDaddy: With you, in a bar in Shepherds town. It wasn't released until sometime in the 80s. But it is one of a couple that just make me remember why I loved it. Not the actual lyrics but the ..mood?
Serendipity: You mean with Mom?
Daddy: I think you were there too. Not sure where or why but I'm pretty sure. You were surprised I didn't know it.
Serendipity: Yeah, it was released in '82 & I just read it got lots of MTV airplay. So that makes sense. It’s funny, I was 8, but I’d never have remembered that. It’s one of those songs that feels like I must have been born knowing.
We must have been on a trip to Harper’s Ferry. I remember that trip, I think. We camped? I think my memory is of the John Brown museum. Seeing him drop.
Daddy: And it rained? I don't recall all the details. That was a while ago.
Serendipity: It was. We probably shouldn’t speak of how long ago. We shall pretend we cannot do the math. :)Yes, I think that was the rainy trip. Lots of canasta. Lots of mud. Lots of Jimmy Buffett on the portable tape player. Daddy: !
Serendipity: Thank you for texting with me. I know you hate it. The kids are w/o naps & crazy. Phone calls/vid chat seemed... Unwise.
I love you.
In case my earlier description didn’t make it sound happy - my memory of that trip is a very fond one. <3