My mom and dad were married in September of 1972. I don’t have a great story to share about it, really. They met at work, were friends first, and then decided to tie the knot.

A song that reminds me of my last ex.
A song that reminds me of my parents.

My mom has often said that my father was her best friend. She never remarried because no one could ever fill his space.

My dad ran out and bought this record to surprise my mom, after they were married. I remember hearing the story years ago, and then listening to the actual record, that lay among the piles of albums that I had open access to as a kid.

I really love this song, and know all the lyrics even after not hearing it for so many years.

It is a bit cheesy, but aren’t most love songs?

(I sing this with a great southern twang.)


I’m the happiest girl in the whole USA by Donna Fargo

Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world, it’s a skippidy doo da day
I’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.
Good morning, mornin’, hello sunshine
Wake up, sleepy head
Why’d you move that bojangle clock
So far away from the bed?
Just one more minute that’s why we moved it
One more hug or two
Do you love wakin’ up next to me
As much as I love wakin’ up next to you?
You make the coffee, I’ll make the bed
I’ll fix your lunch, and you’ll fix mine!
Now tell me the truth do these old shoes look funny?
Honey, it’s almost nine
Now you be careful, got to go
“I love you, have a beautiful day!”
And kiss the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.
Skippidy doo da thank you
Lord for makin’ him for me
And thank you for letting life turn out the way
That I always thought it could be
There once was a time, that I could not imagine
How it would feel to say
I’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.
Now shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world, it’s a skippidy doo da day
I’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A
.Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world, it’s a skippidy doo da day
I’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.
Shine on me sunshine
Walk with me world, it’s a skippidy doo da day
I’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.

Love you both. ❤

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