Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Tuesday Talk


Happy Tuesday, friends! I thought I'd share some things I read on this writing prompt list I found on Pinterest yesterday. I really like some of these, so I'll probably share a few things today and save it for when I don't have another post scheduled.

I'm starting with the first one, because it's such a bizarre story. Back when Todd and I were either dating or in our earliest days of being married, we used to love to go downtown to eat at a local restaurant called Rendezvous. We did this at least every other week, but on one particular night, we saw something so unusual since we were in such a public area. We saw a man urinating on the side of a street. We assumed he was drunk, but as we were driving by, we saw that the man looked exactly like Woody Harrelson. We just figured it was someone who looked like him, but we later found out that Woody was here in Memphis at that exact time filming a movie in the downtown area. I'm 90% sure that we saw Woody Harrelson at his drunken worse and that is DEFINITELY one of the most unusual things I've ever seen, just because he's so famous. 

Another really unusual thing I remember seeing was when I ran an errand with my dad when I was a young girl. He had to deliver something to an architect, and I will never forget the house that the man lived in. He lived and worked out of his home that was partially underground. The roof was sloped and covered in grass in some areas, and it was a really modern house for that period in time. This would have been in the mid 80's and I have never forgotten that house! Dad and I just talked about this recently and he knew exactly who it was and where the house was located. 

The prompt is to write about a song that always brings back a special memory. I feel like I have several of these, but I'll be quick about this answer. The first is that any time I hear a 90's era George Strait song, I am whisked away to the days of dating my now husband. When we were dating, it was the cool thing to call in and request a song to be played for someone on the radio. I can't remember if he requested this particular song, but they played the song You Look So Good In Love by George Strait for him and he dedicated the song to me. I just swooned a little remembering that story. 

Another artist that always bring back memories is Kenny Rogers. My mom loved him, Eddie Rabbit, and Lionel Ritchie. Anytime I hear one of their songs, I remember riding in the car with her and us singing along. 

Lastly, some songs that my dad and I always listened to as he drove me to school each morning are old praise and worship songs from an album that looked a lot like this.

Needless to say, music has the power to transport you back in time. This can be both good and bad, depending on the circumstance, but for me, these were good times that I fondly remember. I'll keep it short and sweet for today and will see you back here tomorrow. Thanks for reading my blog! Love to all. 


  1. Those are unique things that you've seen. Definitely sounds like you saw more of Woody than you ever thought you would. I knew two people who built partially (mostly) underground homes. One was our next door neighbor even though being out in the country, our homes were very far apart. We thought it was about the coolest thing ever. Now my siblings and I talk about it and we're, like, how bizarre that our neighbors built a house underground. Also one of the most popular teachers at our school did the same thing. Odd. Anyway, so true about songs. I love George Strait!! Have a great Tuesday!

  2. Woody went to Hanover College (3 minutes from my childhood house) and was a Sigma Chi. My friend was a Sigma Chi and let me drink a beer in Woody's old room and sign my name on the wall below where Woody had signed. I can't believe what you saw! That's really funny and sad. I apologize to Memphis for him.

    Fun post!

  3. Maria, you made me laugh at the fact that I saw more of him than I ever wanted to! And how odd that your neighbors and a teacher built that kind of house. My dad said they were really great for saving money on bills for electricity and that they were way ahead of the times, even back then. I think that's cool!

  4. Amy, that's so cool that you got to do that! You made me laugh with your last line. It's okay, we may have been literally the only two people who ever saw it happen. Thankfully!

  5. Woody Harrelson grew up in our town. Actually, my sister went to school with him. I believe they were in the same graduating class.

  6. Oh wow, Cathy! That's kind of cool. Kind of...

  7. George Strait, Kenny Rogers...this post is bringing back all the memories! That is the craziest story about Woody Harelson!

  8. We love 90's country music here! And right? I hope your week is off to a great start, Tanya!


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