Friday, April 1, 2011

Pennies From Heaven

The day before Grandpa's memorial service, Jay took Grandpa's car to get cleaned. He brought it back and I got in the car to drive it and cried. There were so many things that flooded my thoughts when I got into that car.

Grandpa only owned Lincoln Town Cars. He even bought the last model year that they made them because it was his last chance to buy a new one.

I learned to drive in one of Grandpa's town cars.

Those big leather chairs and roomy interior just embody my cuddly Grandpa.

As I got out of the car, there was a penny in the driver seat. I saw it as a sign from my Grandpa that he was there with me. That penny now resides in my wallet and most days I check to make sure it is still there.

Talking to Grandma today she told me it that it was really weird, because she kept finding "darn pennies" randomly around the house. And she thinks of my penny story everytime she finds one. She also said that she woke up the other morning with the song "Pennies from Heaven" in her head and couldn't get it out.

A long time ago
A million years BC
The best things in life
Were absolutely free.
But no one appreciated
A sky that was always blue.
And no one congratulated
A moon that was always new.
So it was planned that they would vanish now and them
And you must pay before you get them back again.
That's what storms were made for
And you shouldn't be afraid for
Every time it rains it rains
Pennies from heaven.
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven.
You'll find yor fortune falling
All over town.
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down.
Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers.
If you want the things you love
You must have showers.
So when you hear it thunder
Don't run under a tree.
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

1 comment:

Amy said...

and boy-ee has it been raining here in SC! He must be thinking about you all, and dropping those pennies down on grandma. I pulled the song up on itunes to hear it, and Bing Crosby covered it too(I love him-b/c of White Christmas)

What a special memory, thanks for sharing it with us all. XO