Sweet Memory

Isn’t it amazing that hearing a specific song can bring on such vivid memories? I was listening to my iPod today as I was getting ready and the song Make Me Lose Control by Eric Carmen came on. I was immediately transported back in time…

It was the summer of 1988 and I was at band camp (I know, right?). At the end of the week, we had a social. We got all dressed up for the occasion. It was my first dance. I remember exactly what I was wearing. My dress was cocktail length with ruffles on the skirt. It was black with little white polka dots and pink flowers scattered around. It had spaghetti straps. I remember feeling so grown up even though I was only thirteen. I even added a little perfume for the occasion…Eternity by Calvin Klein.

It was a typical middle school dance set up with all the boys standing on one side and the girls on the other. Maybe a few brave souls were on the dance floor, but that memory is hazy. Then, it happened…the song started and from across the room came a boy headed straight for me! He asked me to dance! Not any of my friends…me!! I don’t remember what he looked like or what he was wearing or even his name for that matter. Only that he was tall and he was wearing Obsession by Calvin Klein cologne. I remember he smelled really good! After the song ended, we parted ways and I am pretty sure I never heard from him again. But still, the memory is a great one for me! My first dance with a boy!!

What song(s) create a memory for you?

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