9.17.2009

Comforting sounds and words....

Today as you all may have heard the Mary Travers died from Peter, Paul and Mary. Very sad news for me to hear. My mom loved and I'm sure still does Peter, Paul and Mary and when I was a kid one of my favorite albums to sing my heart out to was Peter, Paul and Mommy.

I still have this CD and I was thinking today that when 9-11 happened I had to listen to a song by them called " Day is Done". Quaid was 6 months old when that happened and the two of us where on our way to a Mommy and Me at the local library when the planes hit the Twin Towers. I remember feeling so horrible and all sorts of thoughts went through my head as I'm sure did everyone else's. All I could think about was protecting my little boy from whatever was out there and this song seemed to say it all to me at the time.

Here is clip of Puff the Magic Dragon. You need to watch it because before they start singing they make fun of how people spread rumors that this song was about smoking pot and other things. Very funny!!! I love when a singer starts a song in this way- shows they have a keen sense of humor about what ridiculous notions people can come up with.

Rest in Peace Mary!

5 comments:

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Great clip! I loved this song and used to sing it to Wes all the time when she was small as she was obsessed with dragons and dinosaurs.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Yeah, I just posted about it too---it was my favorite when I was 3!

Lori Buff - Future Relics Gallery said...

I remember learning that song when I was in elementary school. That was my first exposure to the wonderful music of Peter, Paul & Mary. Thankfully, Mary will live on through her music.

Amy said...

I love their music. I offer my prayers and condolences to the family.

jimgottuso said...

loved that song when i was a kid