Saturday, June 28, 2008

Someday we'll find it...the Rainbow Connection...

Last night, as I was teaching a lesson, I turned the page of one of the piano books my student uses and the next song happened to be "The Rainbow Connection." She had never heard that song before, much to my dismay (don't kids watch the Muppets anymore?), and I said, "Well move over, honey! Allow me to play it for you!" As my fingers played the keys, I was taken back to a time when I was this little girl's age. I remembered my former piano teacher and I singing this sweet song together with Kermit the Frog, on a stage where I had stood many times. I remembered seeing Nanny and Poppop out there in the audience, smiling and urging me on. I remembered how much I loved the owner of the club and their shirley temples with extra cherries. I even remembered the french bread rolls and the way I used to tear them in half and only eat the insides. I'm telling you, by the time I got to the end of playing the song, I had tears in my eyes! Jerry urged me to jump out of the way back machine, for goodness sake. I really have no idea what my poor student thought of my bizarre emotional tie to the song, but one thing's for certain: she'll never forget that her teacher was crying about a sappy song from the "Muppet Movie." I told her dad that they need to rent that movie and watch it!!! C'mon people, it's a classic!

In other news, before we put the boys to bed tonight, Cody reached up for me as I was hugging him, pulled me close, looked into my eyes and very seriously said: "Mom, I promise. Even when I'm old, I'll never forget you."

I responded, "Cody, when I'm old, I will probably forget you. Because I seem to be taking after my sweet grandmother. And God knows, the woman couldn't remember anything."

But I'll bet you she could have remembered at least some of the lyrics to "The Rainbow Connection."


Kari said...

Awwwww . . . what a great post! So sweet and so fun to reminisce. Ah, Club 89. There's never been a dinner roll like 'em since.

Loved the reply to Cody. I'm sure that Nanny is laughing out loud and Poppop is nodding his head in exasperation.

BTW, do you remember "Movin' Right Along?" :-) All we needed was curls, pastel-colored ginham and a nice shade of hair dye. ROFLMBO!

Tonya said...

That is great to have memories like that! I know how you feel about not remembering your kids when you get older :) I fear I will think my grandkids are my kids!

Kari Lynn said...

Oh, I love that song! My hubby is a huge muppet fan so we own the movies. Just got back from Boston so I'm trying to catch up. Love the new layout!

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MorningSong said...

The funny thing about this post is... i just bought season 1 of the muppets and we watched the WHOLE thing! I love the Muppets! My daughter wasn't totally impressed but my son really enjoyed it too! Definitely a classic!


(I have not been visiting around lately - we've been real busy. Glad to hear your school news!!)