I was and still am a great Marty Robbins fan.
Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack in 1982. He had many great hits. One of my favorites of all time is a song entitled “Some Memories Never Die.”
The year was 1944 and the world was locked in war. She, teenager Dolores, was riding on a city bus in her home town of Nashville. He, Bob, 19, was a soldier in training who happened to step on that same bus. The meeting was simple; he was in uniform and was in training to be shipped overseas. He wrote his address on the inside cover of a matchbook and gave it to her. Some of you may be too young to know what matchbooks are.
He asked her one question: “Will you write me?” Write they did, and a romance developed. They spent his few breaks dating, doing simple things people did back then- a movie or a coke date, maybe a walk in the park. Now, that is a novel idea. Personally, I can remember when ordering two cokes and an order of fries could get you some good mileage in a date or a relationship. They shared talks, walks, holding hands and a simple kiss. Then time came and he was shipped overseas to Europe during the time of WWII.
The last time she talked with his parents she told them, “I still love him; I have never felt love like that before or since. He was the love of my life.” It's interesting she went on with her life but in her words, "I never felt love like that before or since."
“They say for every boy and girl there’s just one love in this whole world.”
Sometimes that love, young love, can be an everlasting love; some memories never die.
May 9, 2012