The Special Year 1977

There is a special lady in my life.. Someone so caring of others, especially me , that I’m certainly the luckiest man alive. I’m sure I don’t tell her enough hoe much I care or how grateful I am for what she does, but what ingrate ever does? Today I hope to show her that I celebrate her presence by selecting some songs from the year of her birth. Please meet my daughter Yvonne.

Yvonne and me. I’m the scruffy one.
Julie Covington- Don’t cry for me Argentina.

Of latter years my darling girl has had to cope with various periods of my hospitalisation. She’s dealt with my appointments, taken my side with snotty receptionists and spoken to doctors galore, yet it doesn’t faze her. I must add my thanks to her wonderful husband, my special son-in-law Ugo who has also been on hand, running me about and also spending his lunch break with me every Friday to give me company.

Manhattan Transfer- Chanson D’amour.

However fierce Yvonne is in defence of family and friends there’s nobody more gentle, caring and kind.

Hot Chocolate- So you win again.

Loyalty is her creed. Hey, she can’t be bad, she developed a taste for Motown.

Donna Summer- I feel love.

By now you should be getting the feeling that I love her and feel privileged to know her.

Paul McCartney & Wings- Mull of Kintyre.

So now you know why 1977 was such a special year. I wish you all a fantastic weekend and a great new week. Share the Hugs, don’t leave anyone in need.

Massive Hugs to you all.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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67 Responses to The Special Year 1977

  1. A very special tribute to your wonderful daughter, Yvonne, David. The songs were delightful. Thak you for sharing this post . Have a great weekend, Hugs

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  2. Marvelous! Because of my eyes, I’ve been skipping lots of posts, but when I saw your daughter, I knew I had to read this one. She’s beautiful. She’s special. She’s occupied your heart. Love to you both!

    Daughterly Hugs

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  3. petespringerauthor says:

    What a lovely way to recognize and pay tribute to your daughter. In 1977 I was eighteen years old and graduating from high school—a few moons ago.🤣

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  4. Oh, what a lovely post.

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  5. You are a lucky man. My son Dustin was also born in 1977. A great year!

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  6. I cannot make up my mind who is the luckier, you or your daughter, David. Lovely to read and meet her…

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  7. I think I’ll choose Chanson d’Amour from that selection. Lovely picture, Yvonne sounds like a great lady. 1977 was the year we got married and we acquired various Silver Jubilee souvenirs to remember the year, most of which are probably in the loft and worth nothing when the children inherit them. Everything we got for our police flat was in orange and brown and we also had a fondue set. All very seventies!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Nice choice Janet. Yvonne is a great daughter and a really nice person. I visited my sister’s shop in 77 and helped dress the windows with Jubilee stuff and then try and infect the people of the area with a Jubilee spirit. Not hard back then. Yes, I doubt most souvenirs gain in value, too many were made. The lounge in my flat was brown walls and orange alcoves which I thought was chic. I never actually had a fondue set but went to many fondue parties. You couldn’t have got more 70’s. Well done for being so On Trend.
      Massive Hugs

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  8. Clive says:

    A lovely photo of you and Yvonne, David. It’s good to know you have the love and support of someone so caring. As for the music, the Julie Covington one is pretty special, I can’t believe Manhattan Transfer’s schmaltz was ever allowed on the OGWT, Hot Chocolate were superb, the Donna Summer one followed us around during a holiday in Torbay that year – it was everywhere. And McCartney has made some great music in his time, as well as some absolute clunkers – guess which category I put this one in!

    It’s good to have daughters as muses. My younger daughter turns 30 soon and, fortunately for me, it’s on a Tuesday. Expect some 1991 chart music – I’ve already checked the top fifty for her birth week and there are some good ones there. Have a great weekend 😊

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks Clive, Julie Covington was good and I enjoyed Barbara Dickson from the same Musical. I didn’t expect Manhattan T’fer on the OGWT but oddly enough I quite enjoyed this song. Hot Chocolate , I think Errol Brown left everybody smiling or sobbing. I think a lot of people would have liked if Donna Summer followed them round Torbay. I always admired McCartney’s writing skills but I felt he had a habit of being very self indulgent with some stuff, like his Frogs Chorus I stand astride a giant question mark with this one as I do like bagpipes. I look forward to the choices for your daughter. and wonder whether you’ll be told off for making her cry.
      Hugs

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      • Clive says:

        Yes, I agree, they were both very good: so much better than Madonna! I never liked the Manhattan Transfer one and am still mystified as to how it found its way onto the OGWT: it just doesn’t fit their style of music. Hot Chocolate were great – they appealed to those like me who were more into rock music as well as the chart fans. I still think Love Is Life is their best one. I wasn’t a disco fan, and that Donna Summer song’s ubiquity did nothing to change that! McCartney has written some classic songs, but had a tendency to veer into total dross on occasions. I quite like bagpipes, in their proper place, but this was just awful.

        Did Yvonne tell you off? Well worth it, I’d have said. Neither of my daughters goes near my blog so I doubt she’ll see it – there were some good songs in the charts that week, though. Coming up on 2 Nov.

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  9. Yvonne sounds wonderful. Lovely selection of music and a great post. Massive hugs 💕🙂

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  10. noelleg44 says:

    A lovely tribute, David. THe ^*()&%$(&% sound is off on my computer so I couldn’t listen to the songs but I know them all. I love the Mull of Kintyre.

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  11. Keith says:

    David, what a lovely woman and tribute. Thanks for sharing your love for her with us. Take care, Keith

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  12. You are very fortunate indeed to have such a wonderful daughter!

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  13. inavukic says:

    What a blessing to have such caring family around! Love this tribute David. Hugs!

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  14. MELewis says:

    Yvonne sounds like a wonderful, great-hearted woman. You are indeed lucky to have her as a daughter, but you know what they about the apple and the tree, right? 😚

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  15. merrildsmith says:

    What a lovely tribute to your daughter, David! I think you are both fortunate (and Ugo, too). Hugs all around!

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  16. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    David Prosser walks us down memory lane again this week with a very special lady on his arm… his daughter Yvonne.. And in tribute some of the great music that was playing in 1977 the year of her birth… head over to enjoy.

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  17. A wonderful tribute David and Yvonne sound lile an amazing lady.. lovely music…thanks for sharing xxxhugsxxx

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  18. This is a lovely post, David. Fathers who are cherished so much by their daughters are always incredible men. There are always reasons for the devotion. Hugs.

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  19. marianbeaman says:

    Congratulations, David. You are a lucky man indeed with a beautiful daughter. Great musical tribute!

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  20. olganm says:

    I’ve read about Yvonne very often, David, and it’s lovely to see her and hear some of the songs from her year of birth. Lovely choices for a beautiful daughter. Big hugs.

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  21. dgkaye says:

    Loved the music and photos David. Looks as though you are quite blessed to have such a lovely and caring daughter. Huge hugs! xx

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  22. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter, David. And how sweet of you to come up with a special playlist for her. That’s awesome. Giant hugs to you both. 🙂

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  23. Sorry, i am a little bit late in visiting. A wonderful tribute to your daughter. Great to hear. Thanks also for another wonderful music, and enjoy a beautiful week. xx Michael

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  24. David, what a beautiful tribute to Yvonne. You are both special souls. Lovely music too. Huge hugs, always. ❤ xXx ❤

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  25. alexcraigie says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the hospitalisations but delighted to see a picture of you and your remarkable daughter. She’s the perfect combination of strong, kind, practical and beautiful. She must have inherited the genes from someone and I think you do need to take a bow here! She was born in a good year for music. I’ve always preferred Julie Covington’s version of Argentina and enjoyed Chanson d’Amour partly because it was so quirky. I Feel Love was also unlike anything else at the time and I’m in the minority when it comes to Mull of Kintyre because it’s simple, tuneful and I can overlook the schmaltz when the bagpipes comes in – both my parents were Scottish and there’s something about the sound that resonates inside me when I hear them.
    Cwtch enfawr!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much Trish, she is certainly all of those things and some of those genes may be from me, but not the beautiful one for sure. I look like a permanently scowling Victorian schoolmaster and as of yesterday with a set of muttonchops. I also love Julie Covington’s version, liked Chanson D;’amour, enjoyed Donna Summer and loved the bagpipe’s arrival in Mull of Kintyre. I would expect no less than a Scottish connection with a pen name like Craigie.
      Thank you for all your kindness
      Cwtch Mawr

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  26. Yvonne has a lovely smile! I’m sure you give back as much as she gives you, David, but its wonderful that you feel that way. Hugs

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    • davidprosser says:

      Her smile matches her nature perfectly Fredrick. I’m sure it would take more time than I’ve got, to give her back as much as she’s given me but I do try.. It is wonderful to feel as I do because she makes me feel this way, If I were King she’d be the pearl in my crown.
      Hugs my friend.

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  27. Jemima Pett says:

    Lovely post, David. And why, after all this time, when you decide to stop blogging again for a while (I hope), do I discover that you are the man behind the Buthidars? I’m such an idiot. Please forgive me. But… I have a lot of reading to do 🙂
    Long-lasting hugs xxx

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much Jemima. To be honest I didn’t even know you were aware of the Buthidars. I don’t know why not knowing of my connextion makes you an idiot. Lots of people do connect me with them but couldn’t tell you what they’re for. Enjoy your reading.
      Super Strength Hugs

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