Brad's Christmas Tree
THE SONG THAT IS PLAYING...
"Bang on the Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren
This probably seems like an "unusual" song to play on Brad's Memorial Website, but I'd like to explain the meaning of this song for Brad and me (his Mom). When Brad was in elementary school, on Friday's, the radio station we would listen to would play "Bang on the Drum All Day." The radio station would play the song at the same time and it was always on our way to school. I would turn up the radio, sing the song (in a really bad voice), clap, pound on the steering wheel and car dance in my seat. For us, it was such a happy song...it represented the end of the week...no school for Brad and no work for me.
One Friday, I called into the radio station and told them how Brad and I always listened to this song every Friday and asked if they would "dedicate" the song to him. They did and we loved it. Now, when I hear this song, it has become a sign that Brad is saying, "Hey Mom."
BRAD'S CHRISTMAS TREE
I keep this Christmas tree up throughout the year. I love collecting ornaments that might have meant something to Brad or special ornaments to remember Brad. I've gotten many of the ornaments while on vacation and some of them have been gifts from very special people.