Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This Old Guitar
If you come to my blog often, you will hear an eclectic mix of music that reminds me of my upbringing! I love all kinds of music and drive my husband nuts in the car forever searching for a "good song!" John Denver was one of my favorites back in the 1970's, hey a lot of people liked folk music back then! "This Old Guitar" always reminds me of my Dad. The above picture is my brother holding the guitar that my Dad got for his 16th birthday. He was part of a musical family; his Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, Aunts and Uncles all played instruments. Grandma played mandolin, Grandpa the fiddle and all of Dad's siblings learned at their knee.He'd play "Church in the Wildwood," and I'd watch his hands as he used the pick to strum the notes. My brother and I were not musically inclined but we did have a love of music. I can't stand to be in the car without music on the radio. Our kids and Grandson's are glued to their Ipod's, so I guess we have passed down the "Love of Music Gene!" Music transports us back in time, to happy memories or allows our minds and bodies to drift away with a song. Good for the stressful days we all face, don't you think?