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"YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A memory flash -

On a recent TV commercial an old gentleman sings a few bars of “You Are My Sunshine”, a popular song , first recorded in 1939 and declared one of the state songs of Louisiana.

I first heard that song years ago. I was 6 years old – and in love. Gene Autry sang it in 1941 and once I heard him sing it and saw him on his beautiful horse I determined he would just have to wait for me – to get old enough to marry him!
Many nights if there was a film my dad wanted to see, we children were loaded into the back of our station wagon and we went to the local out-door theater. My younger brother and sister , curled in the pillows and little blanket put there for just that purpose, were often asleep before the news reel was over .

But not I. When it was a western, the speaker attached to our car window and the film rolled with music, horses and Gene Autry, I never took my eyes off the screen. I had a good memory and memorized Autry’s songs almost as he sang them. “You Are My Sunshine” was my favorite and my parents patiently, as I’ve been told, just rolled their eyes as I would sing it over and over day and night.

It didn’t help. I didn’t grow up fast enough and he didn’t wait. . “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine “ -
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  • NASFKAB
    never went to these they were not there in Bangladesh where I grew up went to very few movies in US or anywhere not a part of my life but thanks for sharing your memories
    1117 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    Friend you always have such nice things to say and your memories of your past have their was of touching into mine. Altho we may not be the same age we did the same things for sure, drive in movies, movie star crushes, and songs that stay with us forever and a day !!!

    Always good to read your blogs !!! emoticon emoticon
    1117 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Oh, I loved going to the movies as a child. Family time was always important and it was so much fun, and relatively inexpensive. I remember playing on the swings before the movie started. And we always had to make that trip to the snack shop even if we had just eaten. Thanks for the memories.
    1118 days ago
  • MERILYNN1
    So very very true - thanks all for your comments -
    1118 days ago
  • WITCHYWOMAN75
    Love this! Music is so important and can bring up memories that are precious. Love thinking about this.
    1118 days ago
  • HDEGMD
    Roy Rogers did it for me, then somehow I found out he was married to Dale Evans. Oh well.... onward. haha.....memories.....
    1118 days ago
  • OSTICJAX
    So many great memories going to the motor movies as a child. Thanks for the nostalgia!
    1118 days ago
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