Raining in my heart is a song by the late great Buddy Holly. It’s also the very first song I remember hearing as a very young boy. So young, I was still in my high chair! It was recorded on October 21st, 1958 which would make me just over 2 years old at the time.
It Was Sunday
I’ve been told on many occasions that I couldn’t possibly recall something so vividly at such a young age. However, I can recall every detail of my surroundings when Raining In My Heart came on the radio that day in 1958. I am sure it was a Sunday morning. Although I have no idea why except my folks were there and if it was a weekday they would have been working. That meant it would have been a day in the nursery (kindergarten) for me. So that’s why I think it was Sunday although it could have been Saturday.
My Yellow High Chair
So, there I am, sitting in my high chair with its flaking yellow paint and row of coloured beads on a steel rod. They stretched the full width of the tray that kept me secured in place. The walls were decorated with paper that had silhouettes of dancers on a grey background. I was facing a bay window to the front of the house that had net curtains in place. My folks were sitting at a table to the right of me, eating breakfast. Then the music started, those pizzicato strings introduction of Buddy Holly‘s Raining In My Heart. When I say the music started, it was this song that caught my attention, I hadn’t noticed what was played before or after Buddy.
I Enjoy The Memory
Every time I hear this song, it always takes me back to that moment, clear as a bell and as vivid as though it was yesterday. Yet, people I have told the story to say it’s impossible to have this memory from such a young age. I don’t tell anyone anymore, I just enjoy the memory and of course the song. What puzzles me is why it was only this song? What was it that caught my attention, so much so that I can recall the moment in such detail? Agreed, it is a strange thing and I don’t think I can recall anything so vividly from my life until I’m much older. I bet though, there are plenty of people who have similar memories.
Anyway, back to modern times where I have trouble remembering why I went to the bathroom. Life is good, I’m pleased to be back at my blog after problems with my laptop. I tried to write something using my phone, but boy, it was so tedious I gave up after half a day. Happy 2019 everyone.