‘Silver White Love Affair’ was written about Ken’s Aunt and Uncle. Ken started writing the song after a trip he took to Connecticut when his Aunt and Uncle were visiting the area. Ken has always loved them dearly and all through his childhood years, his Aunt and Uncle served as another set of parents to him. Visiting with them later in life, Ken always learned more and more about his ancestors and especially his father. (Ken’s Uncle and father were brothers – Ken’s father passed away in 2003.)
“There was a picture I took of them in Connecticut. It showed the love in each other’s eyes and it was hard to believe they have been together so long”.
Ken wanted to write a waltz after being inspired by a friend, Ryan Scarberry. Ken tried and tried until he was able to get all his inspiration from this single picture. He also referenced moments throughout his life that pertained to his Aunt and Uncle.
Finally, after an inspiration that came to him on June 8th, 2014, Ken was able to make his final changes and recorded the song in the morning right after breakfast.
“I think there was a God inspiration for this song this morning”. Not too long after Ken emailed the song to his Uncle, he got up to get ready for his afternoon events. His Uncle called him on the phone, but it went to voice-mail. When Ken noticed there was a call, a quietness came over him with his Uncle’s message. It left his Uncle at a loss of words. Ken saved the voice-mail…and it will be a part of this song’s history.
“On my way out of the house, I was able to call them from the car. We chatted for a little bit and told them how much they have meant to me over the years. It was a real nice conversation”.
On October 2, 2014, John and Arline will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. John is 88 and Arline is 85 years old.