Just some thoughts:
This morning I had just left my coffee place headed south on Franklin Road. I had slipped in a cd and it was perfect timing. Just like I had planned it. As one of my favorite songs came on I was right in front of what had once been the home of the person who had written and recorded that very song.
Songwriter and singer Bobby Russell had once lived in that very pretty antebellum home that I was now in front of and on my car cd player came the song “Little Green Apples.” Russell, a member of the Nashville Song Writer’s Hall of Fame, over the years had written a number of hit songs. “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “Honey,” or the Elvis hit, “Do You Know Who I Am.” He also was once married to a star of the Carol Brunette show, Vicki Lawrence.
As I drove on it caused me in a more serious way to think about the matter of timing.
I kinda shuttered as I recalled the time I crawled out from under my ’64 Mustang to answer a phone that would not quit ringing. I was disgusted with what I thought was a bother. As I walked a few feet from the car it fell off its jacks. Had I not had that phone call whose knows what might have been my fate laying under that car.
Or the night I was coaching a high school basketball game, earlier in the week I had been named the golf coach. That night one of the referees, five years later, would think of me, call and offer me a position on staff with the United States Golf Association. A job that would see my family and I spending nearly twenty-five years. (Living about thirty miles west of the Big Apple.) What might be the odds of me meeting someone who would be in such a position to one remember me and secondly think enough of me to offer me such a position years later?
Then all I’ve got to say God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
Do you ever think about the matter of timing in your life?
How and why certain things just happened when they did? Suggestion, sometime you might take a minute and do such. Did that just happened or might there be more behind that happening?
October 12, 2019