This weeks Song-ography theme is Turn, Turn, Turn. I always loved the song as recorded by The Byrds. Until today I did not realize it was “written” by Pete Seeger, using the words from Ecclesiates 3:18. In the 60s these words were very appropriate with all that was going in the US and Vietnam during that time. I hope you like my interpretation of this theme!
This song actually crossed my mind as we started 2014, when within one short week my family celebrated the life of my uncle who had passed and the arrival of two tiny new family members!
On January 4th, I gathered with my mother, sister, aunts, cousins, and second cousins, to celebrate the life of my Uncle Doug. He has passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 85. Uncle Doug was always the life of the party and a jokester. His is greatly missed by his family!
We always say we only get together at weddings and funerals. Some of us don’t see each other often, but it is so wonderful when we come together as a group! There was one faction of the family that for many years had been “fractured” from my immediate family, for reasons we never understood. This gathering mended that fracture a bit I believe.
Just six days later on Jan 11th, my mom, sister and myself patiently waited (or not) for the arrival of two very special little family members. At 5:30 and 8:30 respectfully, Avery Elizabeth and Spencer Thomas, joined our family. They were the first babies to be born in our immediate family in close to 13 years, and Avery the first girl since Tara, 17 years ago!