It is amazing what happens during retirement. For the past six years Tret Fure has had a guitar and songwriting bootcamp at our place on Whidbey Island. Two summers ago I was nudged to actually participate in the song writing effort. I bought a uke-guitar and have been writing songs ever since. Some are now up on this web site with more coming.
With a help from Tret, Diane, Friends and the Rhythm Bitches it is an exciting new venture. Periodically there will be new songs here for your “listening pleasure”.
My Hip Odyssey
In the summer of 2017 I really was tilted in my walking. Diane, my spouse had hip replacement surgery in 2015, recovered and up in no time. I presumed I would have the same post op course.
Evidently the prosthetic device caused a reaction with my body, it was replaced and the same response. By the 3rd surgery I had a concrete spacer in place, could not walk on the leg for three months, and had 6 weeks of antibiotics. Finally, after 5 ½ months and my 4th surgery, I had a working hip without ANY complications.
Two friends, Stefani and Sue moved into the house, made dinner every night, did wound changing, provided night coverage for a resident we had in our home and became family.
Hence The Hip became a song to capture the six months of confinement.
PS. Dr. W. & his team did the repair work and received a copy of the words and song. Dr. W. grinned from ear to ear as he listened to the recording.
Adopting a rescue dog helps fill the void after the loss of a beloved pet. They bring with them an unknown history. Working to provide safety and comfort takes patience and vigilance. Stryder came from a hoarder's small home with 30 other dogs. Everyday I learn something new with Stryder. This song is about him, his antics, and his love.
My generation and those considered 'baby boomers' are experiencing the challenges of caring for one or both of our parents. The song reflects on being "My Mother's Mom".