I was walking to Starbucks this morning to meet my buddy Johnny C when a song suddenly popped into my mind. Then it dawned on me that it was my song – what? I had completely forgotten about it. We have a family reunion on my wife’s side every four years - it’s coming up again this summer. Maybe I was thinking about the upcoming reunion without realizing it, which in turn, jogged my memory of the long lost track “Coulter,” dating back to September 27, 2011.
About 100 people attend the Coulter family reunion every 4 years. The last reunion was held at the Doublehead Resort in Town Creek, Alabama. It was a total blast. We enjoyed fantastic meals, lots of activities, cold beers and long evenings reminiscing, laughing and catching up. There was one difference this particular year, the daily appearance of a dog that seemed to be abandoned. That’s enough to tug at the old heartstrings! Enter Natalie Hucke and her family. They not only took care of that dog during the week by feeding and petting her, but they also followed up after returning home to Annapolis, Maryland. It turned out that the dog had in fact been abandoned - so what did Natalie do? She hauled her butt back to Alabama and adopted that dog and honored her with the “Coulter” family name.
I was inspired to compose this jam in honor of the amazing story of the indescribable compassion, bond and love between all of us.
Until next time - surf it mellow my brothers and sisters - the MD