My grandparents’ song

On the morning of my grama’s first anniversary after my grampa died, she walked into the kitchen and turned on the radio.

She was stunned to hear “If I Loved You” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. It was their song.

Who’s ever heard this song on the radio?

The last time she had heard it, Grampa was singing it to her on their 50th anniversary, seven years before to the day.

Today would have been their 69th.

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5 Responses to “My grandparents’ song”

  1. Julia Says:

    Oh, Carousel! How I love that musical. Makes me cry every time. And “If I Loved You” is such a sweet song. But your right…on the radio is a little odd for a showtune. I’ll listen to whatever station that is!!

  2. roberto Says:

    I don’t remember my Dad singing at their 50th anniversary. Are you sure about that?

    I remember I sang something (at their request). I think it was “If Ever I Would Leave You” (Camelot).

  3. T. Says:

    I’ll allow you may be right about the anniversary singing. I know they were set to pop with pride watching you on stage in Camelot, both in Redlands and in Thousand Oaks.
    But I am sure about “If I Loved You” being their song, and coming on the radio on the first anniversary after Grampa’s death.

  4. Fred Bauman Says:

    Just as I as driving by the Pechanga casino the car radio played the commercial jingle of that institution, then as I drove toward my goal, the IHop, lo and behold there was it’s commercial. Howzat for coincidence. But the topper came when I was headed to a “massage” parlor and the radio blared out “Viva Viagra.” Can you beat that? (No pun intended!)

  5. gunky Says:

    whoa. he played it for her. i don’t doubt it for a second.

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