Just found out that Gary David Goldberg, the creator of Family Ties, passed away a few days ago. This is very strange timing because I was talking to a friend today about his blog post about the Family Ties theme song.

I have few vivid childhood memories to speak of, but one of them is the final scene of Family Ties. I remember that Alex and Ellen were in a train station and I remember the song that was playing. “At This Moment” by Billy Vera. This song makes my heart wrench because it reminds me of my first love who I let slip away. Oh, the agony of first love!

I hadn’t listened to the song in years, so came home tonight and googled it. I found this clip of the Family Ties finale.

R.I.P, Gary, and thanks for creating this poignant memory.