Notes In The Air
March 17, 2012, 6:59 pm
Filed under: March 2012

Singing with the radio

                                                    March 17, 2012

      After dinner one night, my daughter-in-law and granddaughter sat on the couch and sang with the radio. It was sweet music to me. The notes were hanging on the air like a perfume. It was pleasing to my ears and to my heart.

      A child’s voice is soft. A singing child is almost hard to hear… until confidence finally takes over.  Then, even the neighbors can hear! That night it was a soft melody that filled the room and warmed the walls.

      I remember my mother singing to us, Her voice was not the kind that sells albums, but it was sure fun to sing with her in the car or around a campfire. We would belt out “I’ve been working on the railroad” or “Watching the fishes do the hoochie-coochie dance”. 

     It didn’t matter that we would never be on stage. We sang for the sheer fun of it. We sang loud and we sang often. The miles on a trip would pass away as we sang “Found a peanut” or “99 bottles of beer on the wall”. I still let those old songs rip and have taught them to my children… Yes, my young grandchildren are the next to learn those old crazy songs.

      The fun thing about children is goofing off with them. It doesn’t matter if you are singing, reading or picking up acorns. The only thing that matters, is spending time with them.

      So, take a little time to sing, walk, skip or just act a little foolish. You can do it in the name of “playing with the kids’. They will remember those things for a very long time. In fact, long after you are gone, they will still be thinking of you and hanging notes in the air.



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With the temps in the 70’s these past days, it sure would’ve been nice to have been “with my hands in my pockets and my pockets in my pants, watchin the fishies do the hootchie coochie dance!”

Comment by Charlie

But….you’ll never catch a BITE with your hands in your pockets and your pockets in your pants watching the fishies do the hooch a coochie dance!!!! There’s a hole…..and NOT your version Beav!!!!! Love ya!!!!! Jason is teaching Justin the REAL version of that one!!!! How about Old King Cole was a Merry old soul with a buck skin belly and a rubber asshole!!! Hehehe Jason won’t let me teach lil man that one!

Comment by Mindy

Mama lil baby likes shortnen shortnen Mama’s lil baby likes shortening bread…..:)

Comment by Mindy

Stop, because now all I can think of are dirty lymrics she taught us! “High diddley dum dee…”

Comment by Charlie

The cat run up the plum tree she ran so fast she skinned her ass high diddley Dum Dee!!!! Jason’s favorite!!! 🙂 God I miss her!!!

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