Recollections

This is my response to the earlier Flashback Track Friday prompt, where today we are thrown the track Momma Told Me and asked to answer:

What did your momma tell you?

At home, as my bedtime drew near,
My mom made her wishes quite clear,
That before my last blink,
I should visit the sink,
And, with soap, wash face, neck and ears.

or

I despaired of my homework, lost hope,
So I swore at my mum, couldn’t cope,
Then before I could blink,
She dragged me to the sink,
Where she there washed my mouth out with soap

I don’t remember much about my mum, in terms of pearls of wisdom. But I did jot down some random memories about her. I don’t mean them to be positive or negative, they’re certainly not a eulogy, just recollections. But I’ll stick with prose for the rest of the response ‘cos it’s easier to understand.

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A Changed Man

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 7 May 2021, lottery.

There was a young man from Upottery,
Who went out and won on the lottery,
With his riches and power,
He then built a high tower,
And looked down on his neighbours quite snottily.

Upottery is a village in Devon.


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Reblog: Flashback Track #15 Momma Told Me

KK put this track live this morning for our Flashback Track Friday prompt. Today, she’s honed in on it being Mothers’ Day in the USA and is asking a very maternally-themed question today.

Why not have a pop, if you feel inclined? My mum died 9 years ago, so I’ll have to pout my thinking cap on (again) to come up with something a bit later.

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


It’s wonderful when you can keep rediscovering the power of song. This is definitely true of of the track “Momma Told Me,” originally written by Randy Newmanand performed byEric Burdon on his debut, bluesy solo album in 1966.


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