Yes, I realize that Tara’s prompt for today is really memento, but memento and momento are related in that a memento is a reminder of a moment, which in Spanish is momento. Classics IV did a song called “Traces” in 1969, which mentions a few mementos and the sad memories they bring out…
Chicago put a song on Chicago VIII called “Old Days,” that does kind of the same thing, but brings back happy memories. Well, except for Peter Cetera, who sang the song under protest, because he hated “Howdy Doody.”
Last one: Ringo Starr’s “Photograph.”
So a memento is a reminder of a happy time, especially when times aren’t so happy.
Now a word from Honda Motorcycles. Good things happen on a Honda!