Well, it wouldn’t be Canada Day if I didn’t post a playlist to celebrate the grand occasion so here is your third installment of Canadian Eh? music.
Medley of tunes by the RCMP Pipes & Drum Corps and Scottish Dancers. RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police or also known here as our Mounties.
“The Weight” ∼ The Band. I think you might recognize the song, but did you know they were from Canada?
“Somewhere Down The Crazy River” ∼ Robbie Robertson. The guy who wrote “The Weight”, above. World-renowned in his own right too.
“Hallelujah” ∼ Leonard Cohen. One of my favourite writers of song. So many great covers of this out there too. Bon Jovi’s is my pick.
“Button Box” ∼ Walter Ostanek. Canada’s Grammy award-winning Polka King.
A friend of mine has a very serious health condition. He’s had it for some time but has been able to live life with it relatively on the norm. It took a turn for the worse recently and the outlook was not good. Hearing this news was the last time I was moved to tears over something sad.
His doctor wanted him to try a certain medication that, although still very new, was showing promising results. The challenge: qualifying to be eligible to receive the drug. About 6 weeks ago, I received a text from him saying he was approved and the pills were being sent by courier. Reading his message was the last time I was moved to tears over something beautiful.
This was written in response to today’s Daily Prompt. It’s my friend’s birthday today. Coincidence? I think not.
I am blessed to have you in my world dear friend. I wish you a very happy new year of your life.
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