Wednesday, November 21, 2018

My Thanksgiving Foods :)

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have been enjoying celebrating this holiday with my music groups.  I have created a "Sound of Music" themed Thanksgiving set of songs and we enjoy singing them. Here is our favorite song and feel free to sing at your table!

My Thanksgiving Foods (to the tune of, "My Favorite Things":

Turkey and dressing
And yams and potatoes
Gravy and biscuits and fresh stewed tomatoes
Crimson red cranberries sure beat the blues
These are a few of my Thanksgiving foods

Creamed spinach soufflé and bacon with green beans
Broccoli, steamed carrots and let’s have more protein
Virginia ham for the rest of the brood
These are a few of my Thanksgiving foods

Corn in cheese sauces with paprika spices
Casseroles brimming with wild brown rices
Silvery champagne could bring some new moods
These are a few of my Thanksgiving foods

When the pie burns
When the cake flops
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my Thanksgiving foods 
And then I don't feel so bad

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lord, I'm 500 miles away from home

Today at the hospital I was just about to go play for a patient in ICU. A nurse warned me, “He might say something mean to you.” ( He was agitated)

When I came into view, the man started waving eagerly for me to come in.
Seeing my guitar in hand, he asked, “Will you play me a song?” I nodded. He asked me to play an old folk song, “500 Miles.”

“If you miss the train I’m on
You will know that I am gone
Lord I’m 500 miles away from home...”

I was touched that he wanted that sad song. He just sang that same verse over and over .
I don’t often get requests for certain songs but when I do, they are all about being home.
I was glad the song brought him comfort.