Ahhhh, the enduring power of young crushes and lost loves.
I still remember Miss Osborne, the beautiful third-grade teacher who stole my young heart. But the fickle wench went and broke that heart when she returned to school next year as Mrs. Jamison.
Tom Middleton remembers too. As he tells us:
“Remember “South Pacific” and Bloody Mary’s daughter, Liat (pronounced Leah)? Since that movie first came out in the early ’50s, there were several popular songs that followed called “Leah,” and I suspect that I’m not the only one who fell in love with Bloody Mary’s daughter “Leah,” though I was very young at the time.
Anyway, I think Roy Orbison’s is the best, and every time I hear it, you guessed it – it’s me and Leah all over again. So am I sappy or what?”
Yes, Tom, you are sappy. But here’s Roy Orbison, breaking your heart once again to kick off the long weekend.
– Jay Bookman