“Take me home, country road…”
When I drive down the country roads near my home, this popular song by John Denver often pops into my head. I sometimes exchange “Massachusetts” for “West Virginia” because it seems to perfectly describe my rural area. I visited Wikipedia and was surprised to learn that the composer may have been describing our area after all!
Danoff (from Springfield, MA) has stated he had never been in West Virginia before co-writing the song. He had even briefly considered using “Massachusetts” rather than “West Virginia”, as both four-syllable state names would have fit the song’s meter.
I guess it is true that you learn something new every day. “Almost heaven, Massachusetts…” It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Hope you’re having a wonderful day, wherever you are!