I sang for my Dad today … January 30, 2011

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I sang for my Dad today … January 30, 2011.

I am so pleased that I FINALLY figured out how to post someone else’s blog entry and I do so with this one by Lark Elizabeth Kirkwood.  How wonderful that Lark was able to have that musical connection with her father at that time in his disease.  One of the last songs I sang to my father, a couple hours before he died, was “Aloha Oe” which is a good-bye song in Hawaiian.  I know he heard the song as he rode on the wave of departure from this Earth. Reading Lark’s many posts about the positive effects of music on those with dementia or brain injuries is so timely as I am still reeling from the positiveness of Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 program on ABC that was broadcast earlier this week.  Her story of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly was  inspirational on so many levels.  Music had, and continues to have, an AMAZING healing effect on Congresswomen Giffords recovery from that horrific gun shot injury on January 8th, 2011.

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4 thoughts on “I sang for my Dad today … January 30, 2011

    Lark E. Kirkwood said:
    May 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I just re-read this and really wanted to say thank you for reblogging this. It has almost been a year since my Dad died & the mess with the courts is just the same … A mess! I will win the war, as I lost my Dad in the battle. All my love to you!

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    Lark Elizabeth Kirkwood said:
    November 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Music has always been a love of mine. It truly touched my life though to see how my Dad responded to it. I would like to start a program or something dealing with music & seniors. I will have to check out Diane Sawyer’s program. Music does have such an effect! AMAZING is right! I am so happy that you figured out the re-blog thing! Now, if I can only figure it out again 🙂

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      boomer98053 said:
      November 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      Lark – I realized that having a WordPress “Press This” icon in the sharing section after each posting; along with Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, etc., does the trick! When you press on that icon, the article posts to your own Blog and you’re able to add a comment of your own to go along with that other person’s blog entry. I feel so accomplished now! Life is good – time to celebrate with a glass of wine!

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