Creedence

“How can you be so juvenile?”, Maggie asked.  Don snapped back, “I beg to differ about your assertion, you narcissist.  Even though Creedence sang songs about the bayou, they came from San Francisco where they led an unencumbered life.  John Fogerty was intrepid, especially when he played harmonica.  Stephen Foster was from Pittsburgh and he wrote ‘Swanee River’ long before he ever visited the South and although as a child he did visit Kentucky before writing ‘My Old Kentucky Home’, he never really lived there.  John had never been to Mississippi when he wrote ‘Proud Mary’, and he also never went to Louisiana before he wrote ‘Born on the Bayou’.”

Maggie replied, “Well I will always identify him with the South and I have been following Creedence Clearwater Revival since their first hit single ‘Suzie Q’, which was a hit for Dale Hawkins in 1957.  If you know so much about this group, then tell me who the song ‘Fortunate Son’ was written about and what movie did it appear in?”  “That is way too easy”, Don said.  ‘Fortunate Son’ is about Dwight Eisenhower’s son David who married Julie Nixon and you can get a glimpse of this song in the 1994 film Forrest Gump.  Without Creedence, we would never have had garage punk and you can write a Post-It post about that.”  Maggie said, “I was up on stage dancing with them when they played Woodstock.  I bet you can’t beat that.”  Don said, “This is not a competition and sometimes you can be a real nut, wait I take that back, I meant to say a walnut, living in Walnut Grove Minnesota around Plum Creek as you seem to be in your own world like Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Juvenile, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Identity, for Mathew’s Daily Inkling prompt – Post-It post, for the Daily Spur prompt – Stage, for FOWC with Fandango – Differ, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – An unencumbered life, for Nova’s Daily Random Word prompt – Bayou, for Ragtag Community – Intrepid, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Narcissist Harmonica Walnut and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Glimpse.

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