“Thanksgiving with Grandma!”
“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s House we go…” That is what I will be hearing, as everyone comes to Grandma’s (my house) for the Thanksgiving Feast!
When I was a little girl, and we were on our way to “Ohio” to see our “Grandma” my Dad’s MOTHER, Leah – we always sang – that is what children will do, when they are happy, and having FUN – while traveling a long distance in an automobile. As, small kids, and as the oldest – my memories were that, we were always happy!
Today, as old as I am, we are a family that likes singing and playing various musical instruments. I believe all children should learn to play some musical instrument, if at all possible, and have an adult, that will enjoy being with the children to teach the children to sing – taking all the time as available and as early as possible to start the singing with “gusto” – so that this becomes something that the children want to enjoy doing! It’s so good, and the best part is that, you will always remember, those good times, as your very best of all your memories.
My Mother, was positioned on a swivel type piano stool (still have the photo) and she would sing, for the entertainment of those at the FAMILY gathering – and it sure was good that “little MARIE” had a good voice and was able to remember so many songs – and songs that they all liked. Remember, she was the 13th child in the “Brady” family, and some of her older brothers – were already married! “Mom” looks like she is scared – but she sang, she had a very beautiful, good and sweet voice. That was before radio and “TV” days – the days “when” families celebrated the Holidays – together, each member of the family contributed something to the occasion – where merriment excelled!
The Brady Family had a large “piano” and our “Aunt Irene” to be – did learn to play the piano – and there were the standard songs, that all of the “BRADY’s” would sing together – as they gathered around this piano. From those days until today – a certain amount of musical ability runs in the FAMILY – and, I am certainly glad, that I had my sons take piano lessons – as they were learning to read those notes and play the different instruments – that – ‘music’ also opens up those extra special brain cells – that help increase in the learning of more courses of study, than the average child – that receives no music lessons. So, I am for all children, to learn “MUSIC” and to go as far as they like – as it will be a terrific help, to that person – all their life long!
Just in case, you missed the “POST” with my favorite song for this time of the year, here it is again!
“Added this little extra piece of good information – that, maybe you did not know – but, NOW – you will feel more informed about, the Thanksgiving DAY!” D.V.
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