It happens that my favorite song is a love song. It has many variations in lyrics, but the tune is the same. It probably began as an English folk ballad, Greensleeves. The Christmas song What Child is This? has the same tune.
My love song version is called A Home in the Meadow. Debbie Reynolds sang this in the 1962 western movie How the West was Won.
A Home in the Meadow has been ‘my song’ since the first time I heard it, which was at the Cooper Theater (Cinerama widescreen aspect ratio) on S. Broadway in Denver, Colorado. The theater is now demolished, but I still remember the huge red curtains and the plush, cushioned seats. I was seven years old and completely enthralled with the entire experience. The cutting edge curved screen put you right in the action, expecially during the buffalo stampede.
I’m a Colorado praire girl through and through who grew up in the era of classic western television shows and movies. My writing reflects this early influence. The message in A Home in the Meadow is a pledge from one person to the other to be life partners in order to build a world together despite any and all odds.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time