Music Monday – Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy’s music was a childhood staple. I loved her then and I love her now!

Delta Dawn was a favorite song. I had a t-shirt with a rose iron-on on the front. I imagined Delta Dawn wore the same flower. Sometimes I imagined I was Delta Dawn, and that Delta Dawn was happy even though people thought she was “off”.

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10 thoughts on “Music Monday – Helen Reddy

  1. Prior to 1971 my favourite artists were Pinky & Perky (a rubberised ‘pork rock’, high-voiced duo) but that year we moved from the city to a remote house in the country where there was a radiogram. Inside were a handful of records that came to be my magical in(tro)duction to rock n roll – Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s, Dionne Warwick’s Greatest Hits, Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells A Story, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge… and Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman.

    From oink to roar

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    1. whoa! that is magical! I wonder if the people who moved out missed their records.

      what’s for dinner ma? not pork chops!

      the house we moved into was formally owned by a priest. there was a scary painting of jesus in the living room closet, and the basement had a finished room with shag carpet and a bar lined with fuzzy leopard print fabric.


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  2. I always wondered about that “mansion in the sky.” Even back when i thought 41 (the age at which her daddy still called her baby) was really old. (Ha! I turn 63 this month!). “I Am Woman” also inspired me because I was the child of a single mom.. So what’s this about your packing all your belongings into a small car? Enchanting odyssey ahead, i hope…?

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    1. i wonder what the mansion in the sky is, too. When I was a kid I thought the mysterious dark-haired man was Jesus – because of the mansion in the sky. I guess I still think that.

      Enchanting odyssey – yes. I try to let everything be an enchanting odyssey – or at least an adventure. So far, though, I only drove 2 miles. Locked my keys in the car!! lol

      I thought 41 was ancient as well – it’s really the age when I realized there is no point in worrying about what other people think.

      While all the folks in Brownsville tsk tsk tsk when they talk about Delta Dawn she’s having a blast!


      1. Locking keys in the car is my real-life parable. First time was in 1990: I was moving from NJ to NYC. I accidentally left the keys in the ignition when i stopped at a convenience store, my car full of my worldly possessions (& no cell phone back then). I remembered how a thin piece of metal could be used to jimmy the lock, and so i looked around. There, on the ground a few feet away, was a traffic-flattened piece of thin steel that did the job in seconds! Next time, years later, i had just pulled into the Jones Beach parking lot with three friends to see Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in concert (early 2000s), and did the same stupid thing. I thought, “Last time the solution was right there,” and then noticed a nearby old wire fence. Fallen from its frame was a little piece of broken-off wire that i used to get into the car with minimal effort, and then we all went to a memorable show–relieved, relaxed, revitalized. (I still have both pieces of metal as souvenirs.)

        When the Universal Mind throws a challenge or puzzle at you, it (I?) will ALWAYS provide the solution as well. The key is to know to look for it, to recognize it, and, most of all, to know that when you prevail it is not because of your own brilliance, but through the light that is shining through you at such moments.

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        1. Check it out! I posted a story about a dream I had – and in this dream I was pregnant and lying on the ground, enjoying the sky. I needed to get up and it was hard to get up because I was so big, but a friend came by and helped me up.

          Same friend, I texted him. He suggested I contact my insurance company. Turns out I have roadside assistance! took almost two hours for the help to come, but in that time I had the chance to have a much-needed talk with a friend. I think the Universal Mind was telling me – slow down, lady!


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