Friday, November 10, 2017
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Having spent a good part of the first third of my life in Michigan, this song has always struck a cord with me. I remember the thrill as a child of seeing a big lake freighter on our rare visits to see Lake Huron. I have experienced a few great lakes storms - nothing to be taken lightly. My father bought a large part of the keeping farm, from a freighter captain - beekeeping and lake shipping peak in the same seasons, and shipping paid better.
I would have been in Florida by November 10th 1975. This song is a part of the soundtrack of my life.
What song is in the sound track of your life?
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I absolutely love that song. Let's see. "I Will Survive" may not be the soundtrack of my life, but it was and is very important.ReplyDelete
Ah! When I saw the title, I immediately began singing! One of mine would definitely be “Move On” from Sunday in the Park with George.ReplyDelete
"I won't back down" - tom petty; song was popular during my cancer battle/marriage breakup. it's my personal fight song.ReplyDelete
One From The Heart - Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.ReplyDelete
While the song has no words, Loose Caboose from Henry Mancini would be mine. It seems to sum my up if I were a song.ReplyDelete
and we ALL know just how loose your caboose is!Delete
I *love* Gordon Lightfoot !!!ReplyDelete
I also love, “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” for no specific reason, except trains are cool!
Angie Baby by Helen Reddy. It made me feel less weird.ReplyDelete
I don't think you're weird.Delete
I remember that storm. I remember it blew down and smashed my recently made bird feeder. My father is a boat nerd; he and my brother went to the church service for the men.ReplyDelete