What makes you cry?
My friend LeVan and I stopped at oldies-themed Smithfield Barbecue on the way back from a Richmond business trip. Pictures of Elvis, James Dean and other were covering every available wall space and oldies were blaring through the speakers.
And then it happened. Maxine Brown’s “Oh, no not my baby” came on and I just lost it. This whole thing just caught me totally off guard. Big tears welled up in my eyes and spilled all down my face.
With a puzzled look, I guess my friend just figured I had played the song on the radio back in ’65 and had some special “memory” attached to a moment.
But before he could say anything, I explained that I sang that song to “Baby” just about every night except I changed the words to “Oh, yes, you’re my Baby…oh yes, you’re my sweet Baby…”
Tears turned into laughter as I apologized for being so sentimental. But being a close friend, he knew how much I love “Baby” and being away from home overnight I was missing my wife Judy and “Baby”. So it all turned out good.
This whole episode made me think of the Heavenly Father and the bigger picture. No need to tell you all that went through my head but I would like to ask you the same question that I had…
What makes YOU cry?
PS: We adopted “Baby”, Judy’s mother’s Chihuahua a few years ago after Mema died. And just like Mema, having trouble getting her to drink water! Check out my FB (Papa John Hill) and you will see “Baby”!
My better half Judy gave me the greatest ‘human’ gift in 1987 when she said “I do”. Don’t try to reconcile the math, but I have 3 teen age grandchildren now. Hannah, the oldest gave me the name “Papa John” and was disappointed when she found out that all those pizza places were not mine.
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