Along with weddings and the birth of babies, one of the biggest milestones in life is moving into a new home. It’s where we live. It’s where we sleep. It’s where we entertain friends. It’s where we keep our stuff. It’s a very big deal. Stressful, but exciting.
It can be agonizing to leave a home where so many memories were made. My younger daughter was so in love with the home where she grew up in Norcross, Georgia, that she had the street address tattooed across the top of her foot. Moving out of that house was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.
But time marches on, and new chapters are waiting to be written. This weekend, that same daughter is moving into her first post-college apartment, making that all-important step of real independence.
How to mark the occasion? Hmmm… An appropriate housewarming gift, I think, is a carefully selected mix of great songs about hearth and home. Hack’s Back Pages has taken the liberty of compiling just such a mix of 15 songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and a couple from the ’90s, with a little history on each track, just for fun.
Feel free to pass it along to anyone who’s about to establish a new beachhead somewhere. Home Sweet Home! Read More