Humour, Joy, Memories, Music, Videos

mrs brown and my mom had lovely daughters

Have you ever felt as looney as a tune?  We did. All the time! Mom, Eric and I made a fine looney tune trio, especially when we were  unplugged.

Here’s an excerpt from Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (and mother!), which we also sang accompanied by piano. This particular post is to honour my birthday January 28, 1956, which this year I will be marking for the first time ever without my mom in this world. That’s something to think and feel about.



Oh yeah, and just for fun and because Mom would have loved it:


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Joy, Love, Music, Videos



December 2016: This Christmas will be difficult for me – the first one without Mom since spending special times together from 2005 to 2015, and so many more growing up and in young adulthood. I’m grateful to have this and other video recordings that clearly show that love, music, connection and compassion enable people who live with dementia to engage life well into the later stages of the disease. If you celebrate at this time of year, I invite you to see the hearts and souls beyond the disease and to support people who live with dementia by including them without reservation in the circle of your life.

Flashback December 2014: Christmas is around the corner and Mom, Eric and I are singing Yuletide tunes as part of our weekly healing music session. Here’s “Gloria” as a way to kick off the festive season:

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tiptoe through the tulips with tiny tim and mom

pink fresh tulips flowers on gray wooden background

Flashback December 22, 2014: This video includes 1) a little bit of Tiny Tim (Tiptoe through the Tulips), 2) a duet “When You Wore a Tulip,” and 3) some Roses are Red poetry in which Mom does a bit of narcissistic rhyming.

It’s part of the series from  last week’s healing music session with Eric when we also did skreely everything wishesan amazing version of Amazing Grace, which we had previously performed with piano and dedicated herelots of gloriasBlowing in the Wind, an excerpt from Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (and mother!), which we have also sung accompanied by piano and Down in the Valley.

Here’s “three for the price of one:”

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Activities, Joy, Music, Videos

the answer is blowing in the wind

 the answer is blowing in the wind

December 26, 2014: It’s blowing a gale here on Boxing Day after two days of rain. Sadly, much of the snow is gone. Nevertheless, it’s not  like a seaside cottage where gossamer curtains billow in a salty breeze, as I imagine is happening in the image above. And the weather here in Quebec was much finer when Mom, Eric and I recorded our skreely everything wishes last week. Then, there was a gentle wind in which we found the answers to some of our questions. We sang about what we knew and felt grateful:

In the same session we did an amazing version of Amazing Grace which is one of our favourites and which we had previously performed with piano and dedicated here, as well as lots of glorias.

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