What songs trigger memories in you?

What songs trigger what type of memories in you?

    I love different types of music. I considered my love of music a great foundation for hearing all the great, modern music that has ever been made.  However, I have heard a song for the 1st time within the past year in a genre I do not listen to.  This song triggered memories of my father who passed away in 2001, just after the 9/11 attacks.  The song is sung by Luther Vandross and is titled, "Dance with my Father Again", and I consider it one of the greatest songs ever.

    My father was a born and raised Iowa farmer.  Between him and my uncles from my mother's side, they helped me develop into the patriotic, pro-American, pro-military, pro-life, pro-God, pro-apple pie, anti-communist, anti-socialist, anti-big government person you will ever meet.  My father was a great American who served in the Army.  This motivated me to serve in the Army.  I was stationed in West Germany and helped fight the communist menace.

    I miss my father and Dance with my Father Again triggers those positive memories about my father and my uncles and their discussions about politics and the world situation.  It also triggers the memories where he needed to kick my back side to get me on the right track.    R.I.P. dad (12/4/2001), I love you for making the person I am today. I wish you could have seen your grandkids grow up, they all miss you.

    What songs trigger memories in you?

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John Locatelli December 01, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Hi Dexter, Thanks for posting the nice tribute to your Father. I first heard "Dance with my Father Again" on American Idol and it brought back many memories of my father also.


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