(A2Z) In the Beginning…

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The month of April is upon us and it brings with it the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  Now I have been a little behind on my blog, so I did not officially enter the challenge, but I am still going to give it a go.  My very general topic will be music… whether it is artist, song, album, video or concert it will have to do with music.  So, without further ado let’s find something for A.


We start at the beginning with letter A.  Aerosmith, AC/DC, America, Alabama… American Woman, All Night Long, At the Hop… accordian, amplifiers, air guitar… where should I begin?  Let’s go back a few years.

I remember a particular summer at my grandparent’s house in Omaha and for some reason the stereo was on.  I can vividly see my Grandpa coming into the living room and then calling for his wife to come into the room.  He began to dance with here right in the middle of the room.  Grandpa told me after the dance and song were over that it was his favorite songs, Alley Cat.  That is such a fun memory for me of an unexpected moment from my Grandpa.  From that day on I always remembered he liked that song.

When we were planning the music for my Dad’s memorial service, he had a couple of favorite CDs that were honky-tonk piano and ragtime music.  We left a few favorite and the funeral home picked the rest. Alley Cat ended up being one of those songs.  It made me smile on an otherwise sad day.

Take a listen to A for Alley Cat…