June 6 - Day 4 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song that makes me sad
Are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss
June 7 - Day 5 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song that reminds me of someone
The piss from the cow struck the windshield of the convertible and shot up, hitting Vern square in the face. The fact that he was in the middle of belting out “Thank God I'm a Country Boy” at the time made it all the more unbelievable. Nonetheless, it happened, and that cow could not have picked a better target; not because he deserved to get a face full of cow urine, but because of the way Vern handled it. He managed to keep his dad’s blue Miata on the road and he laughed about it afterwards. Heck, he laughed out loud and proud every time he told the story.
That’s the opening paragraph to the short story “Losing Vern”, my first publication and part of the Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior anthology. Vern, in this exaggerated and creative non-fiction piece is actually by brother-in-law, Ryan, and the opening paragraph is true. The rest of the story goes on to explain the unfortunate and bizarre events that followed his unexpected and tragic death.
I can’t hear John Denver without thinking about him and I especially can’t hear “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” without breaking out in a smile and shedding a tear at the same time. I miss you, Ryan. We all do.
June 8 - Day 6 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song that reminds me of somewhere
June 9 - Day 7 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song that reminds me of an event
June 10 - Day 8 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song I know all the words to
June 11 - Day 9 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song I can dance to
June 12 - Day 10 of the 30-Day Song Challenge
A song that makes me fall asleep