Sunday, April 03, 2011

Week 13 - Sis

Hills and valleys with seasons changes can at times make us start feeling melancholy. Definition of melancholy.....sadness and mental depression. Some of us remember the old joke about melancholy, "My girl is melancholy; she has the body of a melon and the face of a collie." Cringe, I know! Attention please, the word does not make me think of depression. It reminds me of my father and his beautiful baritone singing voice. On the other hand that could be a really LOUD and scary baritone voice if he was mad at you. Okay, okay, back to melancholy. The word reminds me of my dad when at family parties or Sunday drives he would sing the old song, "Melancholy Baby". Two others he sang and favorites of mine were, "Mexicali Rose" and "Harbor Lights". Since my mother also had a good singing voice it would double the pleasure hearing them sing together. You might say today, he was my Portuguese/Mexican/ Mutsun indian, AMERICAN IDOL!


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