I Like Music With Meaning - The Wreck Of The Edmund FitzgeraldThis song has so much meaning for me. It is a true song and I remember this night so well.
I was seventeen and alone with my newborn baby girl. She was sleeping peacefully on the couch beside me. My heart was in my throat as I worried about the plight of these poor souls. I offered never ending prayers for them. My husband had been gone all day and I wondered where he was (he did not return until the following day). So, I sat with my baby during this raging, violent storm.
The power was out. I had candles close by, one was glowing softly, stuck to a saucer with it's own wax, sitting on an upturned pail as I had no table to place it on. Next to it was my transistor radio (the kind that took a nine volt battery). I listened as the storm was raging and they kept me updated about the many tragedies this storm brought with it. The search for the Edmund Fitzgerald was the main story that night. It will live on in my memory forever.