I've always hated swimming. I'm not really sure why though because I actually spent a lot of time in pools when I was growing up. Whether it was my grandparents' neighbor's pool next door or a hotel swimming pool on a family vacation, I'd typically just follow my sisters and go swimming. For me it… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Lay back, float
My grandma loved two things, playing with hair and talking. Here's how she inspired these lyrics in the song Carry On.
My Grandparents loved to travel. They loved exploring new places and sharing their love of travel with me and my sisters. In 1987, they took my sisters and my cousin and I to the Mississippi river. Being that we were coming from Madison, Wisconsin where I grew up, the river wasn't too far from us… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: She taught me how to spell Mississippi
Just my Grandma and I were standing around her dinning room table when she said, "Nice things take time." I'll never forget it. It was like a piece of advice and an observation all in one, and it stuck in my memory for good. So, below is an excerpt from a previous post. You can… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Nice things take time
Was there ever someone in your life who said something to you and in one moment it immediately lifted your spirits and stuck with you for good? It's the best, right? My grandma Mary Jean, pictured here with me, once said.. "Not everyone's gonna like you. Just be nice to everyone, smile and... keep your… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Keep your chin up honey, Not everyone’s gonna love you like me