Hubby and I were in the car on the way to my appointment this morning and this came on the radio.
“Celebration” is a 1980 song by American band Kool & the Gang. Released as the first single from their twelfth album, Celebrate!, it was the band’s first and only single to reach No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Memories of my Mum came flooding back and the night of chair dancing.
It was the 18th birthday party of a foster girl staying with Bro before they emigrated to NZ and Mum had had her first knee op. She was tapping her feet so wanting to join in so I dragged a couple of chairs onto the dance floor and sat her in one.
This was playing as I led with hand movements and leg stretches in time with the beat. Mum was really enjoying herself, and suddenly there were a load of other chairs being pulled up and people joining in. The DJ kept it going with an extended edition of the song and it was a great night.
Maybe I should have offered this as ‘A Love song that isn’t a love song’ for the previous post as it brings back a lot of loving thoughts.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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That’s a beautiful post, Di… and I loved that song. 😊
Thanks Steve. I can still see her laughing. How’s your Mum?
She had a fall before Christmas, and is slowly recovering. Back walking on the seafront, but is much slower than before. We’re hoping the Spring will help her along. But otherwise well and happy and 92 tomorrow! Afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel. ❤️
How wonderful that she’s still getting out for some walks. Happy birthday for tomorrow bless her.
What a simply beautiful memory and beautiful story-telling Di. Thank you for sharing. 💕
Thanks Ami. It was a good night and Mum enjoyed herself. Posts including both my parents today. I miss them.
Ditto that! Me too. ❤️
What a great memory. Definitely qualifies as a love song.
You are welcome.
A loving post. I too loved that song and it took me back to my track team and our celebrations. Donna
Thanks Donna. I have many such memories of Mum and Dad
That sounds like a wonderful evening!! A memory worth keeping fresh! (and I always liked that song – it was toe tapping and happy too!)
It was a good night, even more so because my Mum had some fun.