My mom would have celebrated her 70th birthday if she were physically living with us today. Those who love my mom celebrate her 70th birthday because she lives within our hearts and souls. I speak to her constantly and she guides me through her teachings. Though she has passed from this earth for almost seventeen years, my heart aches for her presence, but I do not hold her bound to this physical world. That would be intolerably selfish of me. I reassure her through my prayers that, as much as she is missed, her happiness and peace is paramount. Happy 70th Birthday, Mom.
My mom loved the music of Paul Anka. I absolutely adore his rendition of “Times of Your Life” and I know my mom would enjoy this dedication thoroughly.
My wife also celebrates her 21st birthday again this week. Time keeps flyin’ by, my love. Happy 21st Birthday again, my love.
"Times of Your Life" is a popular song and advertising jingle made famous in the 1970s by Canadian singer Paul Anka, who recorded it in 1975 for an album of the same title. It was written by Roger Nichols (melody) and Bill Lane (lyrics).
Kodak created an advertising campaign in 1975 that featured Anka singing a jingle entitled "Times of Your Life". While the tune was being heard across the United States in a commercial, Anka decided to record and release it as a single in late 1975. The song became a hit in the U.S., reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1976 and remaining in the Top 40 for 12 weeks. The previous month, "Times of Your Life" had spent one week atop the Billboard easy listening (adult contemporary) chart, Anka's only recording to do so.
Anka began including the song in his concert appearances, particularly during his shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The performance of the song is often accompanied by a video montage featuring Anka and his family and friends. In 2015, Anka's recording was used in a series of retrospective promos for the final season of the AMC television series Mad Men.
Happy 21st Birthday again, my love.