The other evening I was propped up in bed reading a book. We have a small house so Doug in his chair in the living room is about the same distance from me on the bed. Funny, I never noticed that before.
Anyway, I don't know what movie he was watching but suddenly I heard, "Trailer for sale or rent. Room to let 50 cents . . . King of the Road." How many of you remember that song? Well, it took me flying back through time to the kitchen in the house I grew up in.
Mom had a Roger Miller album that she played quite often. She was also dating a guy named Bob who went around singing that song all the time. He was tall, very slender and always dressed nice. I remember liking him.
(Main street in the town I grew up in.)
What amazes me is I remember who sang that song and could probably even tell you most of the lyrics. I haven't thought of that song in years. It came out in 1964 (the only part of this post I had to look up). I was eleven.
The point of all of this is you just never know when a memory will come flying in the window. Don't let it get away. Write it down as soon as possible.
What songs bring back memories of your childhood?
Write about your parents friends.
What did your parents collect or do for hobbies?
Did you ever have a Kool-Aid or lemonade stand?
Did you ever have watermelon seed spitting contests?
What is your favorite fruit?
Have you ever travelled abroad?