Writing 101, Day Three: Commit to a Writing Practice | The Daily Post

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Not feeling very well today.  There is a bit of stomach upset in the house and, of course it has settled on me.  I am beginning to think it was something I ate earlier in the day.  Now, instead of pizza that was going to be for supper, yours truly will have some chicken & stars soup and some crackers with a nice warm Coke.  *le sigh*

Three songs that influenced me?

The first one that comes to mind is “Far Side Banks of Jordan” because each time I hear this song I can’t help but think of my Mommy in Heaven waiting for me.  This song was special between me and her because I said I would wait for her if I went first and she said she would wait for me.  Silly?  Maybe.  But she and I went through a lot together.  She was the center of my entire world for a lot longer than the rest of the girls, and when I finally broke free and took out on my own I know I hurt her deeply.

The second song that comes to mind is “The Yellow Rose of Texas” because it was one of Daddy’s favorites and it was also one of the few fight songs from his World War II days that didn’t bother him to clap along to.  He even tried to help me keep rhythm once while I was trying to learn to play it once on my organ.  That’s correct.  Organ.  I was never very good, but I loved playing and singing along.

The third song is “If I Had A Hammer”.  My sister Rose used to sing this to me when I was little.  I loved hearing her alto voice sing this song.  It was beautiful and it meant something to her.  Each time she sang it you could tell in her voice this song was special.  As I grew older and learned the words myself, I slowly began to understand the deeper meaning of the song.  When I am at my most down I always sing this song.  I sing it almost subconsciously because it is so much a reminder to me that things can change, and will, but we always have to work for that change no matter what it is.


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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1 Response to Writing 101, Day Three: Commit to a Writing Practice | The Daily Post

  1. I love how you tied your three important songs to three important people in your life. Great post.


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