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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sunday's Gift to you . . .Happy Fourth of July

I don't know if you all like video's or things like this really, but I do and I love sharing. This is the cutest video about father's. Take a look.




Now this is what America is all about:

Happy Birthday to Mitch Miller - 100 years old and still kicking - do you remember Sing Along With Mitch?

Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller, July 4, 1911) is an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive.

He was one of the most influential figures in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of Artists & Repertoire at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist. Some regard Miller as the creator of what would become karaoke with his NBC-TV series, Sing Along with Mitch.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, and has recorded several highly regarded classical albums featuring his instrumental work over the years. But he is best known as a conductor, choral director, television performer and recording executive.

He'd be having us sing along with some songs today if he was still on the air. . .



Hugs to you and yours this Fourth of July! I lve the videos! Miss all my blogging buddies...especially YOU!

Knitty said...

It was good to see that clip again. Thanks.

I didn't realize Mitch Miller was still with us. I remember watching his show with my mom. Happy show, happy memories.

Melanie said...

Loved both of the videos, Sandie!
I especially like the Dad crying over a Disney movie! :)

Have a Happy Independence Day!!!

Deb said...

I used to love Mitch Miller. My sister and I would sing along with Mitch's famous "Must Be Santa" song!

Changes in the wind said...

I love the video of the flag resuce, since I am not a sports fan I had never heard of this or seen it and I LOVE IT! Happy fourth to you.

Crystal Mary said...

God bless America and God bless its people especially lovely Sandi. Xxxx

Buttercup said...

Wonderful videos and especially moved by the Rick Monday one. I loved watching Mitch Miller. Had a moment about fifteen years ago. Our office had parking in a garage in midtown Manhattan for official cars. One day I noticed a car with plates that said SMAGGU. I commented on it to the attendant and he told me it was Leslie Uggams' car. I felt honored that our little Taurus could be in the same garage.
Wishes to you for a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Very unique videos, Sandie. Very unique. As for Mitch Miller, my maternal Grandmother LOVED his show. She shushed us all when it was on. We couldn't say a word until that show was over. ha!

Happy Independence Day to you and yours, Sandie. Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amen, Sandie! Rick Monday is my hero, and I'm now an official Cubs fan!


Sheila :-)

Annesphamily said...

Sandie I always smile coming over to your blog. You post the neatest stuff ever! Mitch Miller! My goodness, my parents had a vinyl lp and I loved to sing along with Mitch as a kid! The Dad video was too precious. Thanks for sharing today! Happy 45h to you and yours! Anne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy 4th of July my dear friend!!

Marydon said...

Fr. Jason corrected us clearly in church today, with a chuckle kinda ... it is Independence Day, every month has a 4th!

Oy! I said to myself ... ouch! He got that right ... he is a kick, but always spot on.

Enjoy your celebration, my friend. I so enjoyed memories with you today.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

That corgi :) said...

I hadn't seen that Rick Monday video before or heard about it; awesome thing he did. I do remember sing along with Mitch but if he was born in 1911, wouldn't that just make him 99 years old today??

hope you guys are having a nice Fourth!


BeautifulDees said...

loved it. I havent heard from you forever. I like your new look love ya,Debbie

Mollye said...

Hi Sandie, Happy 4th to you too. Hope it was a good one for you. Thank you for all your visits. And I hope to be able soon to get back in the blogging swing. I'm doing better each day. I am grateful for your prayers,love and concern. XXMollye

Donna B said...

Happy 4th Sandie...GREAT VIDEO with Monday saving the flag! Great post. Not really a Rap fan, but the Dad rap was very cute!

Jane said...

Great videos - hope that your 4th was fantastic!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am in tears over the second video. I never heard this before! And to hear him say how the entire stadium were on their feet and singing God Bless America was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this!!!

Rose said...

late in my reading. hope it was a good 4th thanks for the videos. have a good day