Today is Thomas Jefferson Day (third president of the US – his birth anniversary – 1742-1826.)
- What was your loved one’s political leanings? How did that affect his/her life?
This weekend is the Ozark UFO Conference, Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR (Apr 13-15). See www.ozarkufo.com
- Believer? Non-believer?
In 1742, Georg Frederick Handel conducted the first performance of Messiah at Dublin, Ireland. Handel also was the harpsichordist.
- Favorite type of music?
Today is “Walk on your wild side” day. What did your loved one do to walk on their wild side?
I don’t really think my dad had a wild side. Though when he was sick, he would sniff a little cayenne pepper. Cleared out the sinuses, he would say. So, my dad…wild? not quite so sure. Crazy? Yes, there was a little of that in him…
Recording our memories of loved ones who are gone – especially with others – such an easy thing to do these days. You can start an online blog through blogger.com or WordPress.com, or create a memorial book through online services such as Mixbook or Blurb that let you tell stories and add pictures in a compelling way.
Starting today, we will be sharing journal prompts to give you ideas about what to write about, and I’ll share some of my own memories of those I’ve loved who have passed away.
- Barbershop Quartet Day
- International “Louie Louie” Day
- National Bookmobile Day. See www.ala.org
Was your loved one very musically talented?
What did they think about reading?
Share what you remember, and invite others to add their memories too. Feel free to comment on this post, or go start your own blog to share your memories!
My dad was not super musically talented. He could be heard singing an occasional song at church, but outside of that, he was not exactly a “whistle as you work” kind of guy. Now I wish I knew more about that side of him because I love music, I love to sing, and so do my kids. I’m curious to know what he thought about his own musical talents. I’ll have to go ask my mom…
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