Mama would’ve loved the music

first_img Daddy didn’t like country music. He said it sounded like cats fighting and dogs howling. So, when he came home, Mama turned off the radio. Except on Saturday. That’s when the Grand Ole Opry came on the radio from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. And, that was our program, mine and Mama’s.Daddy would tell us to turn the squawking off but Mama said he could just go to bed because we were listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Our favorite singers were Marty Robbins, Ernest Tubb, Eddie Arnold and Hank Williams.I liked Minnie Pearle, too. She couldn’t sing, either.I don’t know how many Saturday nights I spent sitting at Mama’s knee listening to the Grand Ole Opry. But it was many. Some special Saturday nights, we went to gospel singings at the school auditorium. Mama loved gospel music as much as she loved Mama would have loved the music that is being played at the Ole Rex Memorial Bluegrass Jamboree.Of course, she would have stayed in the car to listen because the wind was blowing and she would not have brought along her “old head rag” to tie up her head. And, we would have had to leave before dark because Mama wouldn’t let dark catch her away from home.Mama loved home. Email the author Mama would’ve loved the music Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration And Mama loved country music.I would wake up in the mornings to Mama’s singing from the kitchen and I would lie there and softly sing with her. I couldn’t carry a tune a bucket, my granny said.  So, I kept my head under the covers to sing. I knew all the words to all the songs that we sang in church and I knew most of the songs that were sung on The Grand Ole Opry.Mama kept the radio turned on most of the time but I played outside all the time so I didn’t know as many songs as Mama did. hillbilly music, as Daddy called it.In time, the radio gave way to the television and the Happy Rhythm Boys, the Tadlocks and other gospel quartets stopped coming to the school.But we did go see Jerry Lee Lewis at the National Guard Armory in Brundidge. It rained like cats and dogs but we went anyway. We went to see one of our favorite singers, Marty Robbins, in Dothan and Mama got an autograph.We wanted to go see Elvis in Montgomery. Daddy said we didn’t have any business doing that. We couldn’t get a ticket anyway.Not long before Mama died, I took her to an Oak Ridge Boys concert. She had a good time even though dark caught us.I was thinking about Mama on the way home from the bluegrass jamboree Friday and how much I missed her not being here. But I have those wonderful memories and, for now, that has to be enough.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. She can be reached via email at [email protected] By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Published 11:34 pm Friday, April 8, 2016 Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen You Might Like ‘Cast no stones’ applies to Bentley issue In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama.  Bentley was finishing… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img

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