Aug 18

And, Yet Again

If there is one thing to be learned through a long life is that nothing ever stays the same. One has to be prepared for changes and be able to roll with the punches. I had made a decision after Mandy[2] died, that I would close this site and spend the rest of my time playing with games on my computer, since I was no longer planning to ramble for public consumption.

Then, after I had already notified Siteground that I was not going to renew, I decided, well heck, I am not ready to retire to inactivity and keeping my ramblings inside myself. So here I am with another ramble, another decision not to act my age (a terrible command for “Seniors”, anyway).

My presentation to “Sisters Over 70” about controversy in Country/Western Music of the 20th century is now over. I thought it went well, but I received no feedback from my fellow Sisters as to how effective it might have been. Since so many women my age do not like “Country Music”, the theme just encouraged me more to present the info; I tried to react to how my Mother would have reacted had she ever listened to the lyrics of many of my favorite and loved music.

Of course, while preparing the music, I discovered as a “teen-ager”, were actually written and performed in the 70s, well into my marriage and adulthood. I know memories are sweet to think on, but time has a way of morphing itself in strange ways—especially as memories.

But surprisingly enough, Comcast now has a classic western (country) music channel that plays all the old music of my listening years – mainly from the 40s and early 50s, although I did get my fellow students at Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, (NYC) (most of whom had never even heard Country music) to listen to the music. We all began yelling “Hee-Haw” around the dorm in our free time.

Believe it or not, there was a Country Music station in NYC in 1950, but I do not know if it still existed after my marriage in ’56, since my husband liked show tunes and I became a Broadway music listener after that.  But the Comcast music, which I listen to now, plays the songs I do remember from the 40s and 50s and, surprisingly to me, I actually remember the words to most of the songs

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