You gave us so many beautiful songs in such a short time.
In only 30 years your memorable voice
gave us classics such as
I Fall to Pieces
Walkin' After Midnight
She's Got You
and my personal favorite, Sweet Dreams of You.
I often indulge in the "what ifs" about you, Patsy.
What if you had driven home on March 5, 1963
instead of flying?
What if the pilot had heeded bad weather warnings?
Today I will listen to you sing and then I will drive
a few miles and slowly pass by your home.
And maybe fall asleep tonight with your
Sweet Dreams playing in my mind.
Happy Birthday, Patsy,
we miss you!