December 30, 2021
Reflections, Day 78
“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
Can you dig a boss chick driving an old cab and a half GMC pickup truck through Christmas traffic in the big city singing along with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons?
Yeah, Baby, I can dig it.
The spit white oak and hickory firewood was a Christmas gift for some old folks who couldn’t find a suitable supply of wood in Marietta. It was Christmas Eve.
On the way we opened a part of the gift that we received from Tommy and Sandra Cobb which contained a CD named “The Jersey Boys.” It was the sound track from the Broadway musical by the same name. Dekie and I were a bit naïve and didn’t really know about the Broadway production—but, we sure found out.
The drive took an hour and a half and we enjoyed it immensely. We sand along with 4 Seasons’ hits like,
Silhouettes (on the shade)
Sherry (with that fantastic falsetto),
Big Girls Don’t Cry
My Boyfriend’s Back (He’s going to save my reputation)
Dawn (Go Away),
And, of course—Stay.
We thought the CD was the gift, but the true gift was the wonderful drive that afternoon.
The music took me back to the Baker High School Sock Hops…
They took Dekie back to somewhere different because, you know, I’m a bit older.
Yeah, I can dig it.
1962 was 60 years ago. Aged better than cheddar.