Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Handing Me Down

My children might be considered odd by their generation as we their parents have unintentionally handed down our old but classic taste to them.

My husband is a huge Beatles fan. So our three seem to naturally love Glass Onion,My Guitar Gently Weeps and Octupus Garden etc. They intricately know the albums and their covers. My son is learning to play guitar through the notes of Blackbird. Our old turntable gets alot of play from my husband's vintage LP's.

I on the other hand do not have to worry about my Partridge Family records being left out of the liners but I have passed on an enjoyment for my favorite comedienne. When I was inquiring about the latest I Love Lucy dvd set, the young cashier asked, "Who?" I didn't realize she was serious. My children and I, however, do know Lucy. We laugh as her life works out with mischievious humor and love.

There is honor in sharing with your children the music and humor of your life. These pieces of our history bind us together as a family.

10 comments:

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Carol said...

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Carol said...

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Carol said...

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posting...

happyandblue2 said...

It is a good point. Sharing the past builds strong families.

Carol said...

It is not only sharing the past but having your children really enjoying it with you that is so amazing.

Jennifer said...

I love the Beatles, too, Carol. Sgt. Pepper was always playing when we were little. I remember dancing to "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" when we were teeny. Ah, memories....

Carol said...

Good to hear from you, Jennifer!

moira said...

My stepfather gave me an appreciation for the music of his generation, and introduced me to classical music at an early age. I attribute my wide musical tastes to him.

More than that, though: so many of the happy memories I have are of us doing things together as a family with records (yes, actual 33s and 45s) playing in the background. These songs still bring back nostalgic images and emotions.

zeb said...

Everybody kept on playing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Guess the singer and song title for a fabulous nonexistant prize