Thought for the Day: Last week, I asked people to share songs can have a strong psychological impact on us by bringing back positive feelings from the past, like a "pocket full of star shine" saved for a "rainy day" in the song "Catch a Falling Star" does for me. Today, I'd like to share one of your stories and songs. It came from Lisa Lewis, MD.
So today, I dedicate "I Love You a Bushel and a Peck" to Nadine who used a catchy love song to let her granddaughter, Lisa, know how much she loved her. Her feelings live on for her granddaughter years later. Although the song is dated, the sentiment comes through loud & clear.
"A Bushel and a Peck," is from the musical "Guys and Dolls." Since the musical was first performed in 1950, it has had numerous revivals & is a popular choice for school and community theater productions. The music & lyrics were written by Frank Loesser. It was based on the book was by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows. According to Wikipedia, "the book was based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" and also borrows characters & plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner". This rendition is by legendary actress & singer, Doris Day.
I will share other songs that you tell me about in subsequent weeks, so if this triggers memories of songs that feed your soul, please tell me about the song & the story that goes with it. Have a wonderful weekend!