Saturday, 10 March 2012

SUNRISE SUNSET


I have nothing really to say today
Enjoy this if you have a minute

20 comments:

  1. Talk about schmultz - it looked as though Disney had filmed my great-grandparent's wedding - if they ever had one. Oi vey...

    Did I tell you the story of how I saved Cameron Macintosh from drowning? I didn't? Well why didn't you say so?

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  2. P.S. - He (Sir Cameron) is a feygele too! Small world, eh? Oi...

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  3. I thought it was pitched just right... but then I would

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  4. A song happy and sad at the same time

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  5. Dominic, who was 13 yesterday by the way, was born in Cape Town where we lived at the time but because of the nature of my work, I could only visit every few months and due to flights, had to leave at three in the morning and he would know I was off agian and could not go to sleep so before leaving I would sing this to him until he slept and then cry all the way to the airport.

    I bought him the fishing rods and reels he wanted so that he can both beach cast and fish the river and planned a real nice party for him this weekend but when I went to pick him up, his mother said I could not have him.

    He was three when his mother ran off with him, now he is thirteen.

    I was prettty down what with everything and then I see this and it reminded me, you just don't give up.

    I will get him next weekend and while we are out on the river fishing, I will teach him the words.

    Thanks John.

    (What the hell made you choose this song of all the songs in the World?)

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  6. tom
    it has always been one of my favourite songs... like GZ said... it is both happy and sad , hopeful and resigned all in one song

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  7. 'Silver Threads Amongst The Gold' was always my favourite - more real, somehow. Anyhow, you can like what you want, can't you?

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  8. It's beautiful. It is evocative. It has great lyrics... and a vocal range I can cope with.

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  9. oh John, thanks a lot. My dad used to sing us all the songs from fiddler and he's dead. So now 15 minutes before leaving for a mtg, sitting all alone in a hotel I am a weeping mess. yes I blame you

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  10. donna
    I aim to please x

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  11. Donna said it for me. I am at home not a hotel, but the rest is true.

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  12. Today would have been my 38th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last long past the honeymoon! At the time, he was stationed in Philippines and had to go back a week after the wedding. I think the “Love the one you with” song must have come into play for I got the “I think I made a mistake” letter a few months afterwards. When he came back he wanted to remain married, yea right. I divorced him and I never remarried. Last year he called and wanted to see me after all these years. Reluctantly, I did. He is waiting for a kidney transplant and I guess he needs to make things right with the world. All I can say is I am looking damn good and he not so good! Old fart comes to mind. After all the bitterness and years, I still get a little emotional on this day. And your damn song didn’t help things either, even though I love it!! So, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with” and do the happy dance!

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  13. A true classic from a movie I've not seen in a long, long time. Thanks for sharing John! Whatever you and Chris are doing this weekend, I hope it's an enjoyable one!

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  14. Thanks, John, I did enjoy watching. I should watch the movie.

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  15. My life, I've just finished wringing out my hankie; 2 pints!

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  16. John, if you make the whole world shed copious tears simultaneously, will this affect my high tides and if so, can I sue you for damages?

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  17. It's a bugger, John. I haven't had sound on any of my computers for ages. Yes,I know I can get it fixed. And I most certainly don't subscribe to "silence is golden". If I did I wouldn't be able to hear myself think.

    U

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  18. One of my favorites. This was sung during my daughter's wedding as each set of parents walked down the aisle and lit the small "family" candles on either side of the "unity" candle. A very emotional time for all of us.

    And now 19 years have elapsed.

    It still gets to me every time I hear it.

    We could all use a little more schmaltz in our lives.

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