Monday, September 20, 2010

Shabby challenge...



This is an old picture, I'm guessing from the 70's (?) of my grandparents on my mom's side.  Grandpa and Guacs sang constantly together and with their kids.  Grandpa played the guitar beautifully, too.  Family legend has it that Grandpa joined the school choir only to have the teacher tell him to mouth the words because he couldn't sing.  Apparently Grandpa took that as a challenge, because he taught himself how and had a rich baritone voice.  One of the songs I particularly remember him singing is Galway Bay, which is a hauntingly beautiful song.  The music on this page is from another Irish song called "Peg o' My Heart"

This sheet music is from a box of music that I got from Guacs.  It was in pretty shabby shape, but I thought it would be perfect to use on a page!

The quote at the bottom says, "Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose"  (Only they spelled lose as loose.  Funny!)  That quote is from "The Wonder Years".

You can see other inspiring pages at Let's Get Shabby.

5 comments:

mandysea said...

Oh wow!! The colour in this is just GORGEOUS!!!

lovely lovely!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

Kirsty said...

This is wonderful :) What a great memory to scrap!

zandra said...

Love the birdf. :o) Great take on the challenge. Hugz, Z

Ruth said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your journaling.....the words are pure magic!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)

Julie said...

This looks great love the photo. thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

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