My First Love & Soggy Pretzels!

I cannot resist the temptation to reblog a post about the man, the myth, the legend: Mr. Neil Diamond!!

Being Lydia!

doowadittyThis morning a dear friend (more like a sister) posted this meme on FaceBook. The first thing that caught my attention was that this woman was wearing purple. I then automatically sang the words beside her. It wasn’t until I was finished singing that I saw the accompanying message: ONLY share if you sang the words. My message to my friend was “you HAVE to sing it!”

My friend posted back that this was the very first record she owned.

This memory took me back to my eighth birthday. We had just moved to the west coast from the prairies in the summer and were trying to settle into a new neighbourhood. My parents bought me a record player and my sister got me two singles, “The Letter” by the Box Tops and “Incense and Peppermints” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. What stands out is the album that came wrapped with…

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