Friday, October 6, 2017

Music: To my daughter and son in law

My daughter has always love music.  She isn't musical per say but just a lover of music.
She has a musical ear and music has always been part of her life.
Her artistic talents are visual.  She could easily be an interior designer or a personal shopper.


When my daughter was a wee girl and learning to use the potty she had her very own itty bitty  potty, it was quite unique.  You see it had a little piece of soft rubber bubble about the diameter of a dime in the middle of the plastic potty bowl.  When the bubble had a small amount of pp it touched a mechanism that started a music box that played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  She delighted in hearing the song and was always excited to make it play.  This made potty training easy.  Instead of saying I have to potty she said I have to Twinkle.  Unfortunately the  rubber eventually sprung a leak and the music box no longer had a Twinkle.  Thankfully the extra encouragement to use the potty was no longer necessary.  

From the time she was born, she went to sleep to soft music. When she was about 3 we found
a series of children's books that came with a cassette tape. As the story played on the tape, we followed on the pages.  There was a ding when it was time to turn the book page.  Each tape had soothing music too.  A few years down the road Fisher-Price came out with an adorable Jukebox with all Disney songs in it.  Her favorite tune was 
*"It is a small World" 
she played it over and over until that song would no longer play.  

As she entered her teenage years, Madonna was very popular.  Each night when she took a shower she started her Madonna cassette tape right at the beginning of "Material Girl". 
Like clock work when the song ended the shower was over.
There was a reason:  She took and still does take the longest showers on record.
We were constantly on her case to cut down her shower time.  Once again
music was her remedy. She said how about if I start my shower with a song I like and stop when the song is over.  Material Girl was the perfect song.  

On August 15, 1998, 
My daughter and son in law had a small private wedding immediate family only (which included her future husband's 2 year old niece) .  The wedding was held at a beautiful little local Inn.  There was  no music or vocals. (The only traditions I insisted on were that she have a wedding dress and have a bridal portrait.) To keep the 2 year old entertained, the parents let her bring a tiny little Fisher Price transistor radio, which they did not think she knew how to turn on. As my husband escorted our daughter into the Inn's sun room for the ceremony, the two year old discovered how to turn the radio on...lo and behold the song that started playing was
*"It is a small World" . 
Needless to say the parents were shocked and tried to stop it but I said no...let it play it is was my daughter's  favorite song she was that age too and the perfect Wedding March.

Music of choice now is Country music which her hubby loves too, especially Jason Aldean.
Hubby is quite handy with all of today's techie audio stuff so they are plugged into
all the things one can enjoy via satellite music, with DJ Stormy Warren.  They have made many trips
to Nashville, concerts around our state. In 2016 they attended  2nd annual Route 91 Harvest Concerts in Las Vegas.  The venue setting was perfect, all events well planned and Las Vegas was a most welcoming city and so friendly.  In January of 2017, they made reservations to attend the 3rd annual
 Route 91 Harvest concerts in Las Vegas, September 29-October 1, 2017.
There music starts about 10 am-about midnight each of the 3 days.
There is no need to say much more about this year's concert except to praise the entire city of Las Vegas  for their hospitality and the organizers of Route 91 for a perfect 2 1/2 days of excellent country music and to send loving and caring prayers and thoughts to all who were at the concert.

To my daughter and son in law, may the memories of October 1 eventually be replaced with music
that once again fills your hearts with happiness.
With love
Your parents


  1. a beautiful story and a very happy ending. I love the 'wedding' march.. perfect. maybe I should try the one song shower, I take mine until the hot water runs cold. LOL.. that was a problem with 4 people and one shower when I was living at home. had to share the hot water. Daddy let no one take a shower until he was done. lucky for us, he took short showers.

  2. Aw, what a sweet tribute. The way this event ended is just heartbreaking. We can't even imagine the horror of those who were attending, especially when everyone was relaxed and enjoying themselves before the reign of terror.

    Your Peaceful Pals and Pawrents

  3. Hari OM
    this was the ideal story to share this week... well-narrated 'mum'! YAM xx

  4. What a beautiful story this is. It made mom laugh through tears♥

  5. Such a beautiful story HiC and told so very lovingly. We hope your daughter and SIL find comfort in their music.
    Love and Hugs,
    Seriene aka NC

  6. What a beautiful post filled with such happy memories!!! With the love that surrounds your daughter and her husband, we know there will always be beautiful music in their hearts.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. WE love these precious memories. May the music they love so much help heal their hearts
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. Beautiful. May the music return to their hearts sooner and may their voices both help us remember the violence and to heal.

  9. Oh my....this is just so precious - the memories so sweet. As for your daughter and son in law's trip this year to Las Vegas - they were enjoying something they truly love along with so many others and that's the GOOD memory to have of their trip. There were many blessings among the sadness and their love for each other certainly is one of them. Sweet musical tribute to them!!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

  10. Oh gosh, teary here. Beautiful Cecilia. Yes, the perfect Wedding March... so sweet and magical. I hope with all my heart that the music stays with them both and that the memories of that night fade away. Together they will move on and their love will shine a light for a beautiful future.


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