Mama's phone rings a lot, mostly solicitors, etc. This morning, the delightful voice belonged to Mama’s step-granddaughter and my step-niece, Shocky, which is a nickname for Charlotte. She’s precious.
During our conversation, she told me about making a CD of songs she loves to sing, love songs from the 30’s, 40’ and 50’s. Love songs to Jesus she has written. She’s going to send us one!
When I told Mama Trudy, she told me a story about Shocky’s daddy, who could also sing beautifully. Here’s how the story goes:
Back in the early 40’s when your daddy, Bill, and I lived in Corsicana (Texas), Bill worked at a stove factory. Shocky’s daddy, Pete, also worked at the stove factory. At Christmas, the stove company gave a dance to the employees, complete with orchestra. Bill and I went and Pete and Earline went, also. At some point during the evening, Pete got on stage and sang ‘Girl of My Dreams’ as the orchestra played. It was beautiful. I will never forget that, Mama Trudy said.
In 1928, Gene Austin sang…