While many are happily preparing for Christmas holidays, there are also some who feel some sadness at this time of year. Perhaps there is some regret over the past year or it might be the first time that one will have a Christmas without a dear loved one. We need to reach out to those who have this sadness.
One of my uncles died this past weekend and his memorial service was today. Thinking of him, I know a song that somehow reminds me of him. The lyrics of this song is by Haven Gillespie and he also happened to be the same man who wrote the words to "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.". This would have amused my uncle and he would have said, "Is that right?", with a twinkle in his eye.
This is for Douglas but I hope you like it too. "That Lucky Old Sun" by Chris Isaak. And yes, I have had this on a post before but it just seems right as a tribute. (You might have thought I would have "Blue Christmas" on here, but you should never expect the obvious from me!)
I am sorry to learn of your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one but it seems especially hard during the holidays. Lucky Old Son seems like a good choice to me.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Emma. "Lucky Old Sun" might be a bit unusual but I think it fits.Delete
I see I once again hit the wrong key. Oh my. Old age?Delete
I must be right there with you, honey - I did not even notice your typo! :)Delete
I am sad to hear about your uncle. The music is a good way to think about him.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your uncle's death. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Perhaps my cousins will see this post too and will be comforted by the kind words here. xDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you can still get infected by the Christmas spirit, but do take your time to mourn properly.ReplyDelete
If you ever get the chance, you should watch "Scrooge", it was a musical from 1970, I think, with Albert Finney was Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas Present was Kenneth More...I love him making Scrooge drink the "milk of human kindness"! Watch it if you can, it's brilliant.Delete
My sympathies to you on your loss. It's especially hard to loose a loved one this time of year.ReplyDelete
Thanks, and I am thinking of all who miss their loved ones at this time of year.Delete
I am sorry to hear about your uncle's death. What a nice tribute to him this post is! It is good to remember our loved ones who are not there anymore by linking what is happening in the present with how they would have reacted. I often wonder what Steve would have said to this or that, for instance how he would have reacted to Brexit, or Trump, or even to something like the latest Star Trek film.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Meike, I was unsure if I should post this but the song somehow felt just right so I am glad you think it was okay.Delete
Yes, I often wonder what my grandmothers and grandfathers would think of things right now.
A nice tribute to your uncle. I've never heard this great song before -- thanks for introducing it to me!ReplyDelete
Debra, you have made my day telling me that I have introduced you to this song! I only learned of it whenever I had it on my post before, can't remember dates to save my life! I think it's great!Delete
You have SUCH good taste, you know!
Sorry to hear of your loss, this can be a rough time of year.ReplyDelete
Some churches have "Blue Christmas "services at this time of year and I think it is a very good idea.Delete
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle Douglas. I can (so) relate to the glaring pain of family loss and unresolved issues that are (often) magnified by the holidays. Peace and joy (to ALL.) lg!ReplyDelete
Yes, you have worded that perfectly, "magnified by the holidays". Peace be with us all. xDelete
Kay, Sorry for the loss of your uncle...I just lost a friend that we all called uncle Milt. I remember this song. I think it's a sweet one to remember your uncle by. Blessings, xoxo, SusieReplyDelete
Thank you, Sweet Susie. So sorry for your loss of a friend so dear that you called him Uncle. God bless. xDelete
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your uncle. Anyone who would say, "Is that right!" with a twinkle is a grand person to have around, and i know his loss will be keenly felt.ReplyDelete
Grand indeed! xDelete
Kay, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle! It's always so hard when we lose loved ones. It was my uncles birthday today and as I talked to him on the phone (he lives in Germany), I was very aware how time passes for us all. Thinking of you!! Love, SilkeReplyDelete
Thank you and it is also hard when you lose a loved one and that loved one is in another country! Richard has had several who have passed away and he has not been able to go to the memorials and it is hard.
So happy for you, Silke that your art is becoming more and more recognized, just as it should be! Love, Kay
My condolences at the loss of your uncle, Kay. This time of the years brings both sadness and joy. We have to try to concentrate on the joy, but at times it is difficult to do.ReplyDelete
Best wishes and thoughts.
I can't believe I somehow remember hearing this song before. Sad and beautiful. I'm so sorry about your uncle, Kay. I lost my cousin in December, 2014 and then my favorite aunt in February 2015.I think she died of heartbreak. We had a pretty miserable Christmas last year. But this year... my grandson is coming... yay! The tree is up and ready for him. Life goes on, doesn't it?ReplyDelete