I Know This To Be True

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.

View from the front seat of the limo. Thank you, Station 61 for honoring my father.

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.

Cue: Spotify.

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.

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to I Know This To Be True

  1. Jim Borden says:

    Happy to hear that you felt the funeral was a nice tribute to your dad.
    It also sounds like the kind of trip that you need to have a mike attached to the steering wheel so that you can really live the fantasy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Live & Learn says:

    Beautiful tribute Ray

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lulu says:

    Having time alone with both your sadness and your memories is a good thing. Let the music play on.

    Liked by 1 person

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