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GUEST,Catherine My Musical Inheritance (52* d) RE: My Musical Inheritance 18 Feb 07

Hi Janie,
I'm new at this but McGrath of Harlow pointed me towards this thread.
I think that what you have received is a treasure. The history of family is so important and I can certainly visualize exactly how you feel as you describe these wonderous books.

The scrapbook which I found that my Mom left behind when she passed away has also brought me great comfort. Back in the 50's, it was very popular in Newfoundland, to sit around on a Saturday evening with a big pot of Soup or Moose stew or anything you had and have a good singalong. Some of the songs sung were Irish Rebellion songs and since my Dad was a "Kelly" and although Mom was a "McDonald", she had learned so many songs at her father's knee.

When some of these songs were sung, the family would search out each other's hands and hold them until the song was through. Some brought tears to our eyes, some made us laugh, and I guess it made us think about what our forefathers may have gone through and how important it was for us to continue traditions.

You are very fortunate.

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