Wednesday, January 18, 2017



3am - I have been wanting to have John Philip Sousa's marches on my iPhone. I woke up and went to iTunes with my iPhone and bought my favorite marches.

The first March that I got was "Stars and Stripes Forever" composed
by John Philips Sousa. Toward the end of the march I heard it!
The piccolo solo!

Suddenly I was no longer in the year 2017 in Apple Valley. I had moved through time and space to 1947 in Los Angeles.

I am 10 years old in the home where I was conceived. My dad is playing the piccolo solo from Stars & Stripes Forever.

This flashback was so powerful that I could see and hear everything that happened so very many years ago. Somehow, at that moment, I was actually there! In my home with my Dad!

My Dad said to me, "Be quiet,  Georgie. I'm practicing."

And this is what I heard.....

10:30am - Music
Did Baby Boid and I ever Blog to you about our music? We didn't? Well, let's do that now, OK?

We have several albums. George and Baby Boid love every song on every album. Because if we don't like a particular song, we just send it down to trash. Good riddance!
  • Ania Movie [Our favorite song in this album: "Suicide Is Painless]
  • The Beach Boys "Greatest Hits"
  • The Beatles 1962-1966 [The Red Album]
  • Visions of Messiah [Our favorite song: "Ha Tikvah" - National anthem of Israel]
  • The Eagles "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975"
  • Midnight Express Original Motion Picture soundtrack-Giorgio Moroder [Our favorite song: Chase]
  • Hank Williams "40 Greatest Hits" [Our favorite songs: "Your Cheatin' Heart" " & "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"]
  • John Philip Sousa "The Very Best" [Our favorite march: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"]
  • "The Essential Johnny Cash" [Our favorite: "Folsom Prison Blues"
  • Luciano Pavarotti's Greatest Hits" [Favorite: "Turandot- Nessun Dorma! Composed by Giacomo Puccini]
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [All Time Favorite: "This Nearly Was Mine"] Note: My tears come close listening to this one.
  • "Greatest Hits of the Bee Gees [Favorite: "Stayin Alive"]
  • "Crazy Heart" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Favorite: "I Don't Know"]
  • "Boyhood" - Music from the Motion Picture [Favorite: "Hero"]

5pm - Mountain view

Gorgeous snow covers mountain tops 
Northeast of Lone Wolf RV Park

Note about images:
We use Google's "Chrome browser" to format our images. [Example: The mountain pic above.] We notice that our pics do NOT increase in size properly when clicked when we view them using the "Safari browser."


  1. Hi George,
    Kind of scary and interesting when this happens. It has happened to me a few times. Often when it does it makes me feel a weird mix of happiness and sadness. It is just part of life....

    1. Hi Jack,

      Recently, after my 79th birthday, I began having tons of flashbacks.

      There is a family pic near MsTwayler's door. Joseph, Evie, Me and David [Circa 1984]. Every glimpse of that pic flashes me back to those times!

      That was a life for me, doomed to fail.

      "But look, Oh Great G-d!" Look where that led me!


  2. I love all kinds of music. I have The Eagles and many, many groups in USA, Operas, Mexican Ballads, folk, pop songs, Chinese & Asian music, Polynesian, and many others. I attend festivals and acquire CDs and I have many Christmas songs in other languages including my own language Navajo. I'm heading to Cancun in March so I'll try to take in music while there. Excited to travel and getting my wardrobe together already but not packed yet.

    1. Me too! "All kinds of music" You buy CDs! My music comes from iTunes.

      Your trip to Cancun sounds exciting to me too!


  3. Music is a way to connect with a high power. It heals and fuels the soul. Thanks for sharing your favourites Tioga George.

    1. Thank you for sharing your feelings about music 😀

      Are you from Canada? Spelled this word: "favourites"


    2. Yes, Alberta Canada.

  4. You sure have eclectic taste in music. I too enjoy much of the same music, Your flashbacks are interesting. I have never had one. I have a strong memory where I can remember a hearing 30 years ago and tell you the color of the tie of opposing counsel. Maybe the memory quashes the flashback.

    1. You're right, Bob! I love nearly all music. However, when buying an album, there is usually 1-2 songs that I delete because they're not pleasing.

      I suspect that flash backs may be induced because of aging. We think a lot about the past. Especially true when a person is in their 70s and beyond.

      I have a memory like yours. And am able to read letters sent to me 50 some years ago. Letters that are no longer with me.


  5. Thank you for sharing your favorites George. I love all the ones I have heard of on your list and I am going to look up the rest because I think you and I have the same taste in music. A colleague said questioningly, when he saw a picture of me on my desk playing the "doghouse" bass in a bluegrass band, "But you have season tickets to the symphony?" A prison cam love more than one kind of music. As you and baby boid do.

    1. Hi JudyMae,

      You are sooooo welcome! It was a very good time for me preparing that music list. Especially picking out my favorite song for each album.

      Most person's music taste is not eclectic as ours. We are very fortunate to have wide ranging music that we love!