Music Memorials

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    One of my cousins just shared several songs which make him think of his four deceased siblings. What a fabulous idea!

    Please, when you share a song, let us know who it is in memory of, even if they are still living.

    This song is a song that always make me think of my dear mother. There are others, but this is one.



    And this is one of her songs.

     
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    Another song for someone who will not even be named. A song that I can never hear without thinking about someone's suicide attempt (not mine, something I have never thought of doing).

     
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    One of my brothers who lost his mind and will to live over a woman. He was a genius and very successful till the last 10 years of his life. Miss him he had a good heart.

     
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    My mother playing this song in our cabin over the lake in Stone Mountain.
    She played all kinds of music. I loved watching how her hands danced across the keys.

     
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    Oh shoot, I got lost .
     
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    Sorry I though title was memories ,not memorials.
     
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    My old dog Alice,

     
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    Either way, it is all good. Songs are often tied to memories. I think that is okay as well. Why not?
     
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    My dear sweet father in law used to sing, "Brown Eyed Girl" to our only brown eyed daughter. We miss him.
     
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    This one? I love this song.

     
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    Yep! Our daughter, Claire, is our brown eyed girl. The other two daughters have blue eyes. That was his song to her when she was little.
     
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    One of my 2 best friends since childhood had brown eyes and we just listened to this song over phone. Always reminds me of her. We were called salt and pepper, she was dark eyed and hair and I was blond and blue eyed. Loved her for going on 60 years.
     
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    My wife likes Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum.
    I even made it her ring tone.
    She has requested it be played at her funeral.

     
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    Nice thought BackL.
     
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    I have "Back in Black" for a ringtone. I would like "The Long Journey" for my funeral song.
    I guess this is getting morbid.
     
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    I always told the wife I wanted Simple Man played at mine.
     
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    Thats what I had them play for my son when his ship docked back from Iraq . he said he heard the first few notes and knew I had dedicated it. Or a huge coincidence. We were both surprised I got threw and they played it. Family could call in request for songs when ship came in. Or maybe some other parent called it in too.
    Always told him it is our song.
     
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    That is too cool Keet. It's always been one of my favorite songs by Skynard.

    Tell your son Welcome Home for me! Thanks to him for his service
     
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    I like that.

    I wonder what some other good funeral songs would be?
     
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    It is a great song!
     
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    Thank you and he is out now thank goodness.
    he said a can of collard greens over there I sent him was worth $10. Those poor homesick kids. We sent what we could for them to share. But the shipping was very high.
    Especially with can goods. So we mostly stick with the snacks. He said cookies I made him looked like crushed meal. :ghostly:But he ate and shared the crumbs.
     
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    I have a good one of Allman Brothers Band ' Will The Circle Be Unbroken'.

     
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    We've sent packages to folks kids we knew and usually just snak type stuff. Almost always got a note back that the entire platoon shared in the bounty. Made me add lots more to a package after realizing that.
     
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    Good for you some of those kids didn't even get letters much less packages.
    We sent what we could and son is very free hearted.
     
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    When I was deployed there was nothing better than a care package from home.
    The one exception was when my wife sent me a food package from Hickory Farms.
    It had sausage and cheese.
    She sent it via FPO (fleet post office)mail.
    Mailed it the first of November 1975 and I got it in late March 1976.
    5 months on a ship from Seattle to South East Asia in the heat and it was pretty bad.
    Everything was covered in green mold and rotten.
    One guy said you could just was off the green and it would be OK.
    I told him to help himself. He was wrong.
     
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    One of my favorite memories is getting a Hickory Farms gift box on Christmas day. I was in Izmir Turkey.

    The night before a storm hit and the shuttle boats quit running out to the ship, we were anchored out in the bay.

    A lot of sailors got stranded ashore on Christmas eve where the only reminder of Christmas I saw was a card board Santa at a used car dealership.

    Most guys didn’t have any cash left. Myself and one other guy had a little cash. He and I rented a hotel suite, 2 bedrooms w/a fold out sofa. We dragged 7 drunk, broke sailors along with us and gave them a place to crash.

    As I tried to go to sleep the drunks tried to sing “Silent Night”. Talk about depressing!!! It was beyond depressing. Christmas eve in a Muslim country… 7 drunk sailors butchering “Silent Night”… :cry:

    When the shuttle boats started running again the next day what was waiting for me on the ship? A care package from home, a box of hickory farms sausages, cheese, they even contained crackers in those days. It was a feast!

    Even better, every sailor on my ship got a Christmas card that day… Sent by elementary school students from my home state!

    What’s the old saying… Darkest before the Dawn! ;)
     
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    My cousin was somewhere in Nam and he said it is the wettest most miserable place on earth during monsoon. he still can't stand the rain more than a couple days. Came back with major problems.


    Good story Peanut. I know the letters I read from overthere those gift packages and letters are very important. From what I read Turkey is not the same at all now.


    A great song and movie if you haven't seen it you should. A true story of a patriotic writer.

     
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