Category Archives: Annual Posts

First Father’s Day Without Him

Paul’s father passed away in 2013; I lost my Dad in March.  I sure do wish that Dad was still around for me to tell him how very much I love him.

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Happy Flag Day!

.. What better way to celebrate this day than with a song specifically about the United States flag? Written by George M. Cohan in 1906 – and the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944: The Beginning of the End

. On this day seventy-eight years ago, Allied Forces crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of France in order to bring about the end of Adolf Hitler’s madness. Thousands of brave young men lost their lives that day … Continue reading

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Hello, June!

. It’s the first day of June – what better way to start out the month than with this classic number from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” ? . . Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it! .

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The Day That All Moms Dread…..

Well, I knew this day had to come – it comes around every year. The day that all kids look forward to. and all mothers dread. That’s right, folks – the Last Day of School is here….. . . Oh, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother passed away on March 15th, 2020; this is my third Mother’s Day without her. I miss her very much. I got brave a few years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom. (Click on the … Continue reading

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A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

. What are the chances? On this date in history, not one, but TWO classical composers were born – Johannes Brahms (1833) and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840).

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

. Today is Cinco de Mayo – a day when a lot of people drink a lot of beer and/or tequila. So what better YouTube clip to show than Jim Breuer’s classic “Party in Your Stomach”? If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Remembering Charlie

Way back in 1979, I had the honor of meeting a man who came to mean a lot to me over the next 34 years.  I had just started seeing a fella who very quickly asked me to spend the rest of … Continue reading

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Softly Call The Muster….

. On April 21, 2009, I answered “Here” for my sister, Beverly Suzanne Hamilton ’84. In 2018, Paul and I answered “Here” for our beloved daughter, Michelle Elise Koch ’13. One day our children will answer “Here” for both Paul … Continue reading

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