“The weather just went from 90 to 55 like it saw a state trooper.” – Unknown
I may be showing my age, but I remember The Brothers Four singing “Try to Remember” on television years ago. Whether it was on “The Ed Sullivan Show” or “Hootenanny” I can’t recall. It’s a lovely folk song that always stirs up memories of summers gone by.
I thought of that song when I heard that Tom Jones had passed away at the end of August. He was the playwright who wrote the book and lyrics for the hit musical “The Fantasticks.”
“Try To Remember” was the opening song to that play: “Try to remember the kind of September / When life was slow and oh, so mellow / Try to remember the kind of September / When grass was green and grain was yellow.”
Time seemed to pass so quickly this summer and rain dampened many days. Just like that, we’re seeing summer through the rearview mirror. We all have memories of summers gone by.