Some people set getting married as a life goal. I never did. Neither did Gail, my wife of twenty years. Maybe that’s why our marriage has worked so well. It was a matter of two people finding the right mate without a concerted effort being put forth just to get married. We met and fell in love. It was as simple as that. Now, I cannot fathom not being married to Gail and we love our life together. We could not be happier.
This week, we’ve looked at wedding photos and done a lot of reminiscing about the days
and weeks before our wedding in Nashville in 1993. Our wedding was attended by many friends and family members and we were honored by their presence. We still have such fond memories of the wedding, reception and the trip we took to St. Thomas, USVI, to celebrate. We love each other as much or more now as we did then and our love and marriage continues to grow stronger.
While we were dating, I wrote a song called The Gail using the fact that her name rhymes with a weather condition (gale) as a play on words. I still sing it and love her very much. The lyrics follow and you can click the photo below them to hear the song and watch a video based on The Gail.
Enjoy!The Gail Words and Music by Les Kerr Two days out from the Florida Keys on the way to Mobile Bay I haven’t seen waves as big as these since I got underway The midday sky is graveyard grey and the rain’s begun to blow A Gail’s about to get me and there’s no place I can go Chorus: She blew in with a Gail-force wind She put me in a real tail-spin Slack the lines; reef the sail; there’s water over the rail She’s an awesome Gail She started out a friendly breeze when I left from the shore Now she and I are well aware this has become much more The winds are up to thirty knots but I’ve still got the wheel Now I would bet the lifeboat that she knows just how I feel Chorus: She blew in with a Gail-force wind She put me in a real tail-spin Slack the lines; reef the sail; there’s water over the rail She’s an awesome Gail So I’ll hang on and ride with her as long as I’m afloat We’re plaining like a surfboard in a thirty-six foot boat We’re in this thing together now, the mighty Gail and me I have no doubt we’ll ride it out and she’ll rock and roll with me Chorus: She blew in with a Gail-force wind She put me in a real tail-spin Slack the lines; reef the sail; there’s water over the rail She’s an awesome Gail Tag (after 3rd chorus): She’s a mighty Gail; She’s one hell of a Gail Words and music copyright 1990 by Les Kerr Publisher: O.N.U. Music ASCAP
Text and photos copyright 2013 Les Kerr