Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Name That Not Very Famous Person

In a lame attempt to avoid the next part of my story, I will invent a game called "Name That Not Very Famous Person." You may wonder why I do not wish to tell you the next part of my healing story. It is because I am chicken about it. I feel it may be somewhat controversial, so I will avoid that for now. Instead, I will reveal hidden, nerdy things about myself that will prove I could be a sixty-year-old living in a thirty-five-year-old body. 

Okay, ready to play this ridiculous game? I will give you 650 points if you can name this man. You can do whatever you want with the points! Pass them on to your kids for getting their homework done or write yourself a note about the 650 points and put it on the fridge.

So, do you know who he is? Yeah, I didn't think you would. He's only kind of famous. But even though he doesn't know me from Eve, I think of him as my friend. Just a really nice guy who wrote a whole bunch of simple Scripture songs and recorded them in his comforting, friendly voice.

When I was a kid, my dad used to listen to his music often. I had a good childhood, so anything that reminds me of it is comforting and nostalgic in a good way. For me, this man is tangled up with other snippets of my childhood like pink sponge curlers, Lawrence Welk, Prell shampoo, station wagons, and A&W rootbeer.  When I recently got sick, I started listening to this man's albums again. Listening makes me feel like Dad is almost close enough to hug. Yes, the style is very dated and could very well make many people laugh or roll their eyes or even gag a little. BUT...every song he sang was based on a Scripture or Bible passage and the thing about that is, it doesn't go out of style. The Word is always alive and working, so I think that's a big reason why these dated songs still touch my heart and make me smile and feel so loved and safe.

If there is anyone out there besides my sister who knows who he is, I will give you the points and be very happy with you. And if you also know who he is and used to listen to him back in the day, you will get 1250 points! AND, if you know who he is and used to listen to him and still have any of his albums, then you are gonna get upwards of 1850 points!!! I will be really happy about that! Because it will mean I am not alone in my musical nerdiness. And that is always a bonus.  


  1. Okay, I'm going to guess David Ingels. And I totally understand what you're saying.

  2. Not only can I name him, I can sing and play him. And I did. Over and over and over... "from the top of my head to the soles, to the tip of my toes." And yes, it's David Ingles, as Ms. Edgeucate said.

  3. Aw, man. I can't believe I'm not allowed to say who the mystery man is....oh, who cares about the rules. This man is obviously Michael Jackson, before plastic surgery. Anyone can plainly see that.

  4. P.S. Oh, I didn't even read the part about still having his albums. I do! The old-fashioned black, shiny, stripey kind, or, as my granddaughter said the first time we played one for her, "A weally big CD!"


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