My beloved Latin teacher introduced me to Charles Curran several years ago. I can relate to the little girl leaning on the piano. She’s getting a happy earful, don’t you think? Likewise, I used to drape myself over the side of an upright piano and listen to my piano mentor, Audrey St. Marie. Whenever she played and I was in the room I just had to be as close to the piano as possible. But I had to be able to see her hands on the keys.
Songs are as potent as smells in evoking childhood memories. There have been times when my sister was visiting and we broke into a camp song we hadn’t sung in twenty years much to my husband’s astonishment. At my in-law’s 50th anniversary party, just for fun, my husband and his sister sang “Haggalina Baggalina,” a song they sang repeatedly as children on cross-country car trips.
What songs do you remember from your childhood?