Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Teach Your Children Well" - A Memory Tune

This post is part of a Music Week or Blog-A-Long started by LK at the Poetic Eye. She suggested that we post a link to a song that evoked a memory in us.

This is my Daddy. Yves de Broin.
He has been gone since March 3, 1996. That's 13 years this year.
Now he is my white haired angel, still teaching me...


I could have chosen a hundred songs that reminded me of my Dad. He was a huge music lover, from old Classic Rock stuff (Neil Young and Dylan were his favs I think) to classical pieces he learned to love from his own Father. He taught all three of us girls to love music, to know its many moods and gifts.
I chose this song because it was one of our favorites to listen to as a foursome, Daddy and his three girls, driving along a road to somewhere...
where he could teach us...

Enjoy the Blog-a-Long ! Happy Thankful Thursday !

I love you, Daddy.

13 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Kim,
That is a very touching post. I love the song, too
it's one of my favorites. Your Dad looks like a very nice man, I know you miss him. Thanks for sharing.

carolyn said...

oh kim what a wonderful song to remember your dad by.
it's happy song too!
btw, that is a very handsome photo of mr. de broin.

i'm going to go check out lk's blog-a long. thanks for posting this!
happy thursday!

sherry lee said...

Kim, your father was a strong, good looking man...and whan an honour you pay him with this song. 13 years flies by much too quickly. As he looks down on you from above and keeps watch, he knows too how much he is still in your heart and your memories.

Sarah said...

in as much as one photograph can convey what a person is like, your dad looks like a great guy - strong and kind, my favourite combination. One of my favourite songs too. xxx

Commuter's Journal said...

What a handsome man! You can see such character in his face. And I love the choice of song. Where are my tissues?

Thanks so much for the lovely sentiments you left on my blog, Kim. It was so special to find them this morning. They mean so much to me!

-- JeriAnn

Regina said...

They are never far away, are they. I'm so glad you have happy memories to treasure. Music is a wonderful thing to have shared. My Dad gave me singing.

Genie Sea said...

Awwww! What a sweet and tender tribute to your Daddy who is now teaching angels to sing :) Hugs!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I love this song too but it makes me cry now that I'm a mom! So glad you have such fine memories of your dad.

lynne h said...

kim, your dad looks like a beautiful and kind person... i love this song too...

Olivia said...

Kim,

What a beautiful gift to have a father like this. He looks like such a very loving man. You have been so blessed to have him as a father and to know father-love...

I had a father-in-law who loved me for 7 years so I am blessed to also to have known love like this---thank you for sharing this with us.

http://happyluau.blogspot.com/2007/03/second-most-important-man-in-my-life.html

Much Love,

O

arlene said...

13 years is a long time. My Dad left this earth last April, and it's still pretty raw going through all the "firsts" without him. I love the song that you shared and the memories...music is so powerful in bringing them back.
He did indeed teach you well, you are a master sharer of love!
xo

Debbie said...

Oh, you know I love a great post about family love. Your daddy must have been an incredible man. This is a great tribute to him.

Lynns Lovelies said...

Kim, such a loving tribute to your precious Daddy. Daughters have the very special love for their Dads, always. Love the photo and that is one of the best songs ever...
Thanks so much for sharing this very special part of your heart.

Hugs,
Lynn