I’ll eventually get to my point of the title.
I’m back from the road trip from South Carolina New Jersey for my dad’s funeral.
It was a sad trip, but he was ready and while my mom might not agree, it was time. While the last twelve months of his eighty-eight years tested his resolve, he had a good run and the several hundred family and friends that came to the visitation and funeral provided a living eulogy. Interestingly enough, I smiled and laughed more than I cried. The stories and hugs held mom and the rest of the family up.
His funeral reflected his Catholic faith and paid tribute to his service as a police chief and Navy veteran. I think he would of approved how his life was honored.
Now, with that noted, I drove while the rest of the family flew to NJ. I like the flexibility of driving, plus I looked forward to having some time alone with my thoughts and memories. The trip, made in one day usually takes around 11-12 hours. One needs to have something to listen to for such a trip.
Luckily, we have unlimited data because I used a copious amount, listening to a plethora of music from bands that I’ve come to enjoy over time.
One such band is Sister Hazel. I first saw them perform with Hootie and The Blowfish at the “Monday After The Masters” in 1997 when it was held at The Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. I’ve been a fan ever since and have seen them more times than I can count.
Below is a song that I’ve never heard before it came accross the mix. It is Sister Hazel, with Darius Rucker (of Hootie & The Blowfish and a stellar solo career)
The song, while simple and maybe even silly, summed up my time in the car this week and I’m just glad that sterring wheels don’t tell stories.
Everybody needs a go-to Karaoke song. I know this to be true.