I'm a morning person. Thankfully, I married a morning person.
I don't think that I am a morning person by choice. I believe it has something to do with my upbringing and namely, my poppy's inclination to turn the stereo on at 7:00 a.m. every weekend. I hated it. H-A-T-E-D it..But, it was his house, and if he wanted to rock out and drum on the dining room table while eating breakfast and reading the paper, then so be it..The rest of us were at his mercy.
Looking back now, it's one of my favorite memories.
Poppy always listened to cool music. I hear songs come on the radio now, and there are sooo many that make me think of him, and his drumming on the table. We're talking Red Hot Chili Peppers.. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young...Bob Marley... Tom Petty..and the list goes on..Occassionally a song will come on the radio and it will take a minute for me to place the song, and it almost always takes me back to Pop & his early morning jam sesh's at the table.
Imagine my surprise as I logged some early morning mileage on our treadmill last week..and heard a "Poppy Song" that I had loooong forgotten...only, it was some new guy ( Jerrod Niemann) singing it. I couldn't remember the name of the group that sang it originally, but thanks to YouTube, I've managed to find the video of Sonia Dada..and in my head, I couldn't help but smile thinking of Pop rocking out to it. I am my father's daughter.