FRIDAY'S QOTD

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FRIDAY'S QOTD
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 11:59am

When you were growing up did any of your
parents or grandparents sing to you?

If so, who sang and what song did they sing?

If you have children and/or a fur-kid, do you ever sing to them?

If so, what song do you or did you sing?


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Registered: 02-06-2004
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 1:41pm

I don't remember any particular songs or anyone singing.  I'm sure I sang/hummed to the girls rocking them, but it was never a particular song.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 2:00pm

When you were growing up did any of your
parents or grandparents sing to you?
Yes

If so, who sang and what song did they sing?
I remember my mom singing Hush Little Baby

If you have children and/or a fur-kid, do you ever sing to them?
Yes, sadly for them

If so, what song do you or did you sing?
Hush Little Baby and The Gambler.   Don't laugh.   I can't sing a note and The Gambler can be more rhythemically spoken than sung.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 2:20pm

The Gambler?  BEST. LULLABY. EVER.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 2:29pm

I thought so, Susan.   Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, when to walk away and when to run are great life lessons.  

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 4:49pm

When you were growing up did any of your parents or grandparents sing to you?

If so, who sang and what song did they sing?

Mom did - You Are My Sunshine sticks in my head. And Little Red Caboose (although that was more of a car ride song - whenever she saw a train). Dad can NOT sing.

If you have children and/or a fur-kid, do you ever sing to them?

I sing "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain to Riley when I get him up. I mess with the lyrics, though, giving him commentary about the day to come, or what a mess his room is, or whatever.  I have also been known to stand outside my classroom door and sing that to my 1st period students when they are looking particularly mopey in the morning. Yeah, I am a dork.

If so, what song do you or did you sing?

Lots of things when they were little. Blackbird (from the Beatles), Golden Slumbers, Hush Little Baby, Little Red Caboose. Everybody Eats when They Come to My House.  The middle -of-the-night, please, please, please go back to sleep song when they were infants was always You Are My Sunshine, though.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 4:58pm

When you were growing up did any of your
parents or grandparents sing to you?

yes

If so, who sang and what song did they sing?

my grandma and she made up her own songs

If you have children and/or a fur-kid, do you ever sing to them?

I did when they were babies

If so, what song do you or did you sing?

Twinkle Twinkle

Do do do do - do do do do  Elmo's World

Blue's Clues

Teletubbies

Da da da da da da Dora The Explorer

I used to remember all the words but I can't think of some of them anymore. It's been awhile. Now I just sing with them to the radio.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 8:25pm

When you were growing up did any of your 
parents or grandparents sing to you?

Not that I remember

If you have children and/or a fur-kid, do you ever sing to them?

Yes I sang to Waylon as I rocked him to sleep, Jeffy was having no part of rocking or singing LOL you had to put him down and he put himself to sleep

If so, what song do you or did you sing?

I sang (and sing when he is knocked out in the hospital) You are My Sunshine to Waylon. I have watched the moniters and seen his heart rate calm down etc. when I sing to him. I have also seen it go sky high and his face get red because he is mad at me when he is knocked out LOL

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 11:04am

As a family we use to sing a lot.  My Aunts, my Mom, my cousins etc use to sing while in the car, at every family gathering, around the camp fire.  I am sure my Mom sang to me when I was a baby because she sang all the time. 

Truth be known I can't carry a tune in a paper bag.  However that didn't stop me from singing with my Mom any chance I got.  When the Alzehimer's started to take over the one thing that still got through to her was when I put in a cd and we would sing together.  She also loved Patsy Cline.  She would sing along with me and still could out sing me (not that it is hard to do).  You Are My Sunshine was top of the list.  Funny how so many on here remember singing that one!  My Dad who I don't think I ever heard sing growing up use to sing it to her when she was slipping away at the nursing home.  You could always see the twinkle in her eye even if she didn't respond any other way whenever she heard him sing to her.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 6:29am

Oh Sandy... that brought a tear to my eye. 

Sorry it took me so long to get back to answer my own question!

Our family is very musical... well, my daddy's side, that is.  My mom cannot carry a tune in a bucket (that's what she says too).  But, I do have to say that my mom really loves to sing, especially at church where she was belts out those hymns. 

To answer the questions... my daddy sang TONS of songs to me and my sister.  He played guitar and sang in many different bars (before he became a believer) and then was in gospel groups my whole life.  If we were present anytime he was singing, he always ended his session with "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes for us. 

My grandma (my dad's mom) would always sing some Patsy Cline song to me.  Sounds like she would have gotten along great with your mom, Sandy.  Walking After Midnight, Crazy & Sweet Dreams were her favorite...

When my girls were growing up, I sang a lot to them too... mostly Patsy Cline.  Guess I got that from my grandma... and I sang "Baby Don't You Cry" from the movie Waitress with Keri Russell to Luke (not as much now that he's older though).  The movie was kind of quirky but this song played at the very end just caught my ear.  When Luke was fussy, I sang this song to him, he calmed down.. when I stopped, he started fussing again.  

Just an FYI about that movie..  Adrienne Shelly, who wrote, co-starred and directed Waitress was murdered shortly after finishing the movie.  They played "Baby Don't You Cry" as a backdrop to Keri Russell and Adrienne's baby daughter, Sophie, playing with each other at the very end of the movie.

I sing "A Bushel and a Peck" to Presley... and she is the same as Luke... if she's fussy, all we have to do is start singing and she quiets right down... so cute!

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