Friday, September 17, 2010

What Music Do You Remember

Another question for your life story:

What music do you remember?

Music has been a source of joy in my life.  I remember singing in church and those songs have become so familiar to me that I can sing many of them without needing to see the words.  Some of the songs were just fun like "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree."  Other songs taught me important truths that are an important part of my life like "I Am A Child of God". 

At school music was important.  Those songs were just for fun.  I remember the "Animal Fair".  I found the following link with Captain Kangaroo singing this song: 

Another song I remember was "Michael Finnegan" which I found a video with a group of children singing it here:  

There were a lot of songs to mention during my teenage years, but the most significant one was "The Impossible Dream" which we sang for our high school graduation.  Sometimes it seems like life is full of impossible dreams, but yet we still have to keep on trying.

What songs do you remember from your childhood?  Write them down.  Find recordings of them to share with your family.  Music can be a big influence in our lives.  Share how music has affected your life.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Kinds of Flowers Do You Remember in Your Life

Here's another question to answer in your life story:

What kinds of flowers do you remember in your life?

Do you remember flowers from your childhood?  Did you have daffodils or tulips in the springtime.  Did you have irises or tiger lilies?  Did you have a small border of flowers or a big bed of flowers?  Did you only grow flowers outside or were flowers brought inside to display in bouquets?  Did you give or receive flowers?  Do any flowers have a special meaning to you?

When I was young we had irises and gladiolas and tiger lilies growing along the fence line.  I can remember one year that a large section in front of the house was planted with many different kinds of flowers.  It was a spectacular display.  I didn't receive many flower bouquets in my life.  When my late husband was courting me, he gave me a bouquet of six red roses.  It was all that he could afford.  I dried those roses and put them in a jar.  I still have them today.  Where I work flowers are often given to us, so the past few years I have had bouquets of flowers inside.  I have to watch out where I put the flowers because I have a cat who likes certain flowers especially carnations and roses. I try to grow flowers outside.  I seem to have the most success with marigolds and sunflowers.  They volunteer to grow.  

Write down your memories of flowers and take pictures so you can always remember the flowers in your life.  Take time to stop and enjoy the flowers.