Happy Birthday Mom
I filled many a notebook when I was in high school with copied Rod McKuen poems. I could not get enough!
His recordings? I was not a fan.
RIP Rod McKuen, 4/29/1933 - 1/29/2015
I particularly dislike hate this song (no matter who "sings" it). But I love it, too, because it's so full of memories and reminders.
My mother played this album nonstop for a while. Nonstop.
It was pure torture.
"Seasons In The Sun" was on the list of songs suggested for the playlist at Mom's memorial, but (truth be told) I was so happy that I couldn't find it.
(I may not have made every effort to find it.)
But I love it. And I love you, Mom. Always.
Happy Birthday. And Happy Anniversary, too.
I miss you.
Anniversaries like this are so bittersweet. I hope you find peace in happy memories of your mom today.
Posted by: Carole | 31 January 2015 at 05:34 AM
*hugs* (and ugh, now I've got that song running through my brain!!)
Posted by: Mary | 31 January 2015 at 05:49 AM
Peace to you at a difficult marker in your life.
I, too, remember loving Rod McKuen, and somehow I had thought him dead for several years. My favorite recording was The Sea, but I agree that his readings of his poems weren't always as good as just reading them myself.
Posted by: Janet Carroll | 31 January 2015 at 06:24 AM
Your love for your mother has grown over the last year. Anniversaries like this are difficult, but also joyous in the remembering. xox
Posted by: margene | 31 January 2015 at 08:45 AM
I hope happy memories of your mom bring you comfort, peace, and love.
Posted by: Bonny | 31 January 2015 at 09:53 AM
Terry Jacks covered that song, didn't he? "We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun..."
Posted by: pdxknitterati/michele | 01 February 2015 at 07:17 PM
XOXOXO to you, Vicki. What a lovely tribute.
Posted by: Kym | 02 February 2015 at 07:32 PM