This is a response to your column "Say a Little Prayer for Aretha, and thank God you were alive at the same time she was":
It was indeed a good time to be alive when Aretha Franklin was alive. How wonderful to have witnessed the Queen of Soul’s reign. Though some of her signature hits topped music charts during my parents’ young adult years, the timeless songs have remained popular for subsequent generations to enjoy.
Music Appreciation classes began at home when one generation of fans played her hit records