Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Rehearsal Dinner Singer

Way back when I was but a 15 year old girl, I fell in love with a song on the radio by the Carpenters. It happened in August of 1970 and the song released was (They Long to Be) Close to You. In my opinion, it was the pefect romantic love song of the times. Just check out the words:

Why do birds suddenly appear Every time you are near? Just like me, they long to be Close to you. Why do stars fall down from the sky Every time you walk by? Just like me, they long to be Close to you. On the day that you were born The angels got together And decided to create a dream come true So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold And starlight in your eyes of blue. That is why all the girls in town Follow you all around. Just like me, they long to be Close to you. On the day that you were born The angels got together And decided to create a dream come true So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold And starlight in your eyes of blue. That is why all the girls in town Follow you all around. Just like me, they long to be Close to you. Just like me (Just like me) They long to be Close to you. Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you. Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you. Hahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you. Lahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you. Okay...let's admit it. The part about "On the day that you were born the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true...so they sprinkled moondust in your hair of gold and starlight in your eyes of blue" got to me as a Scandinavian girl blonde in hair and blue in eye color. Zip ahead - oh about 40 years or so - and here we are hosting the Rehearsal Dinner for our own two blond-haired love birds, both having eyes of blue and I KNEW that this was the time to pull out that old favorite love song to sing to them after having given our speeches at the dinner. Have I mentioned before that it has always been a dream of mine to sing this song at a wedding? Check this one off the Life List...it happened!! video Here are our beautiful love birds following this time when the Rehearsal Dinner attendees (74 of them!) joined Wes and me in the singing of this love song. What a moment. What a pinnacle for this MOG. Pictured with Grandma and Grandpa L. and Aunt Lora. I suppose it might be appropriate to now belt out another Carpenters song, "We've Only Just Begun" but this will have to suffice for now. The "public" can only handle just so much, and I think that might be pushing it a just a bit.

2 comments:

simplicity said...

Oh Deb! I love that you did this! How fun!

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks Andrea, Nancy and Kass for commenting on FB.