Day 1,064 – Thankful for “The Winner Song”

What weird family joke do you and you siblings share many years later? One that Nick and I share is one of the things I’m most thankful for today. Seemingly out of the blue he made my day and had me smiling for hours.

This afternoon I got a text from my little brother that had me literally LOL-ing:

“Winner song is playing on the OR”

Way back in 1985 when my parents were hauling Nick and I all over northern WI for wrestling tournaments we didn’t have a fancy cassette player in our car. We relied on old fashioned radio to get us through the drive time. When “The Walk of Life” by Dire Straits came on Nick immediately called it “The Winner Song.” As someone who lost so bad that I sometimes didn’t even get a participation ribbon I had no clue what “winning” felt like. Nick said that this song sounded like winning and I took his word for it. He always ended up with medal (usually gold) so I figured he knew what he was talking about.

Here we are almost 35 years later and we both remember the song and the nickname for it. How awesome to have a childhood memory and joke that still lives on so many years later?

For those of you who might not know the song you can check it out here: . Not gonna lie, now that I have an idea of what winning it is this song seems pretty close!


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