Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dem Bones, Dem Bones

Have a Spooky Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Where Has the Time All Gone To?

Marion Elizabeth Brennan Norris 
(September 24, 1922 - October 22, 2015)

August 1986.  I was 24. And Mom was still mastering her
enigmatic Mona Lisa smile. She never showed her teeth. Ever.


Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
(from the musical On the Town)

Where has the time all gone to?
Haven't done half the things we want to
Oh well, we'll catch up some other time

This day was just a token
Too many words are still unspoken
Oh well, we'll catch up some other time

Just when the fun is starting
Comes the time for parting
But let's be glad for what we've had
And what's to come ...

The photograph at left was taken in 1942. At the time my mother was working for General Electric where she met my Dad and would marry him two years later. This was a promotional photo for a company newsletter to remind people to turn their clocks ahead to start daylight savings time. She's making a "V for Victory" sign in support of the US army effort.

Here's the tune that makes me think of her every time I hear it.  Very suitable for a fond farewell.