Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jack & Jackie's Playlist

Everyday, 17 year old Jackie would come home from school and change out of her Catholic school uniform and put on her Michigan Bell uniform. She would always stop in a little coffee shop near her bus stop for a hot chocolate before going to work. One day, a man approached her in the coffee shop (a young man) and tapped her on the shoulder from behind. When she turned around, she saw he was wearing a tattered hat and tattered clothes. She recalls his sleeves looking like they had carrot juice all over them. He looked into her eyes and said, "I'm gonna marry you...I've been watching you." Naturally, Jackie's reaction was to quickly to leave and catch her bus.

The next day, as Jackie was waiting at the bus stop, the man pulled up in a big shiny red car with the top down. It had a continental wheel on the back. This time he looked a little better. It seems he had cleaned up before presenting himself to her again. 20 year old Jack asked Jackie if he could drive her to work. And folk's, that's how it all started.

Jack and Jackie both had a passion for music. They loved to dance, and my grandma seems to always have music playing in the house. I remember her playing records on an actual record player when I was younger. This play list consists of all my grandma and grandpa's favorite artists.

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