Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Musical Memories - Lobo


My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back.

Lobo had several songs in the seventies that I enjoyed.  But "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" is the one that dredges up a very specific and precious memory for me. 



My sister, Sarah, had taken me to the Burger Barn. Just the two of us.  A very unique event.  I suppose she had left Holly and Clay with Mama playing Wahoo. We placed our order and then she went to the jukebox and fed it a few quarters.  This song is one of several she played that day.  It and "Big, Blue Diamonds" are the ones I remember.  

We are there enjoying our meal together, talking like two adults, though I believe I was just a young teen. 
I remember her warmth and her laugh and her smile. Remember her curls and one foot always tucked under her wherever she sat.  My precious sweet Sissy.  Taken from me and the world way too soon. 



Do you have a stand out moment with an older sibling?
Do you remember the song?
What was the best greasy old school burger joint you ever ate at?


25 comments:

  1. Oh, a place called FEEB's had the best everything... sadly they closed. My brother and I had a thing with the theme from the film Superman with Christopher Reeves.

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    1. Yeah, the Burger Barn is gone, too. It fits that the theme from Superman was your thing. I adored Christopher Reeves as Superman. IRL he lived like a super man.

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  2. Very sweet memory. I hope my younger sister (by 10 years) remembers me taking her places - she liked the mall and I'd treat her to a lunch at Friendly's - burger and shakes. Music in the background, for sure.

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  3. I have an older half sister. When she lived in New Zealand (!) she invited me to come and stay with her. I did for four months. I was 14. The best memory I have of that visit was trying to get home one evening from the ferry docks and we hitched (1974). A small car picked us up, loaded with young guys and girls but they squashed us in the front seat. "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" came on. My sister, who was almost always too serious for me as a 14 year old, started singing along with it, and so did I. We laughed and sang louder. I look back at that time with happy tears because she has told me since then, that it was a special moment for her too. She remembers it the way I do, that it was a shining moment we shared together and will never forget. When I was sixteen I went to the UK for the summer and my younger sister (14 at the time) told me that all the time I was gone the Elton John song "Daniel" would make her cry and miss me. Now I think of her whenever I hear it. Thanks for sharing your memories. It's been awhile since I've thought of my special ones... I too, liked the "Me and Boo" song. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. Forgot! Our local burger joint was called "Marie's" and she made HUGE hamburgers, literally the size of your plate. Had to have two plates if you wanted fries. It was awesome! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    2. Good special memories all around! There's just something about hanging with an older sibling, especially if it is more than just a year or two difference between you, that makes you feel special and older than you are. Marie's sounds like it was an awesome place!

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  4. I remember my sister Maxine, ten years older than me. She quit school, moved to San Antonio, got an apartment with a cousin and worked at Kelly Field. I couldn't wait until I could do that grown up stuff.

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    1. It all seems so glamorous when someone else is doing it!

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  5. Never heard of this group! But I have great memories of my sister singing "Baby Blue" at the top of her lungs (her eyes are blue, and this was her all-time favorite)...

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  6. In the seventies, I went to Big Boys for their burgers. At that time, the burgers were big. Now the chain is called Frische's and the burgers are really thin.

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  7. No older siblings. I remember leaving school one day to hit a local fast food restaurant, but I don't think that counts.

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    1. Hey, any memory that gets stirred up counts!

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  8. Very sorry you lost your sister. Glad you have that special memory of her.

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  9. So sorry about the loss of your sister, Barbara; glad you did have some memories of her. I haven't heard that song in a long time, but now I have it stuck in my head :) I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with my brother; he was only 18 months older than me, but we did have a close friendship growing up.

    betty

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    1. Now, Sarah has actually been gone from my life longer than she was in it by about 14 years. But I have many wonderful memories of her. And some things about my daughter remind me of her. Like maybe Sarah kissed her on her way down to me. I always thought it would be so cool to have a brother! Glad you got to be close to yours. I sorta borrowed one of my best friend brothers as adopted brothers.

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  10. Oh, that song!!!!! Haven't thought about it in quite awhile.

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  11. I remember "Me and You and a dog named Boo"!

    Whatta Burger was the most popular burger joint when I was growing up. :)

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    1. Whatta Burger is still one of my favorites!

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  12. Love that song! Yes I have a memory of walking home from the movie theater in the summer and it playing. It made me wt to pick up and leave, hit the road as a kid. It still makes me want to go. Actually..... I could now that the kids are all grown. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! History Sleuth's Writings - Blogging A-Z

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    1. It does sound like a free and easy life style, doesn't it? Doubt if reality would be so kind.

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