Although the two are a fairly private couple, the story of how they met is fascinating. Buffett was originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, and dropped out of college at Auburn University in Alabama. When he moved back to his home state, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi and pursued his music dreams in New Orleans. After graduation, Buffett married his girlfriend Margie Washichek, and they moved to Nashville. It turned out that both Nashville and Margie weren’t right for Buffett. So, he took a big risk and decided to move out to Key West, Florida. If he didn’t, he would’ve missed his chance to meet Jane, a model and university student who came to Key West for spring break. When the two met on a Saturday night, they had an immediate connection. A few years later, they got married and eventually had three children together. Fun fact: Jane starred in the “Come Monday” music video. They didn’t have money for production, so they used Buffett’s car, and Jane worked for free. It’s a beautiful, rare video in the music industry that shows the very relationship that the songwriter was writing about.
THE TRUE, WHOLESOME LOVE STORY OF A ’70S COUNTRY SINGER
Learn How Jimmy Buffett Wrote ‘Come Monday’
An iconic love song is arguably one of the best gifts you can get, but it almost didn’t happen for Jimmy Buffett.
Not many people realize how much traveling professional musicians do, even when they aren’t famous yet. When American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett was working hard on his musical career, he struggled with the time he’d been spending away from his future wife, Jane Slagsvol. He missed her terribly. While he was headed to San Francisco for a Labor Day weekend show in 1973, Buffett wrote “Come Monday.” It was released in 1974 on his album “Living & Dying in 3/4 Time,” and the song became his first Top 40 hit single. It reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 3 on Easy Listening, and No. 58 on Country. It was his breakthrough song, and it would not have been possible without Jane for inspiration.
We hope this story brightened your day a little bit, as it did for us! Have a very happy December!
Festive Apple Cider
If you’re cutting back on calories, skip the eggnog and buttered rum this year and fill up your mug with this delicious mulled cider!
1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1 gallon pure apple cider
1 large orange, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tbsp honey
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp whole cloves
2 tsp allspice berries
1. Using a paring knife, shave the lemon peel off in curls. Reserve the curls and save the lemon for use in a different recipe.
2. In a large slow cooker, combine the lemon peel with all other ingredients. Cook on low for 3–4 hours.
3. If desired, use a sieve to strain the spices. Serve and enjoy!
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