Thursday, September 17, 2009

We will miss you Mary

" All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standin here outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye, but the dawn is breakin it's early morn, taxi's waitin he's blowin his horn, already I'm so lonesome I could die....So kiss me and smile for me, Tell me that you'll wait for me, Hold me like you'll never let me go, cause I'm leavin on a jet plane, Don't know when I'll be back again, Oh babe, I hate to go..............."
I grew up on Peter, Paul & Mary. My kids grew up listening to Peter, Paul & Mary. We play their music for our grand-children to listen to.
Mary passed away yesterday. We were fortunate to have seen them in concert several times. I can remember as a little girl singing their songs and especially, "Leaving on a Jet Plane". I loved their harmony. Their folk style was so rare and special. My hubby's favorite way to relax is listening to all of their hits while lying back in his lazy boy. I can hear my hubby right now, singing "Puff the Magic Dragon", "If I had a Hammer", "The Answer is Blowing in the Wind"......so many wonderful songs....Thanks Mary, we will miss you!

7 comments:

Carolyn Vaughn said...

Peter, Paul & Mary is by far my favorite group from my college years until the present. I did have the pleasure of seeing them in person in Denver. You are right, Mary will be missed.

Carolyn Vaughn said...

I forget to add that I even learned Blowing in the Wind in sign language many moons ago.

chrissy said...

I love their music! I can remember mom and dad playing them when I was growing up! Good memories of good music=good times!

Bacardi Mama said...

I love their music. A true loss to the music world.

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Peter, Paul & Mary defined my coming-of-age years. I loved their harmonies and their words and their "look." Puff the Magic Dragon is still one of my favorites and I love singing it to my grandchildren. Way back then, I never imagined singing this lovely song to GRANDchildren! What a loss for the world... but thank God we still have her timeless voice with us. Again, a beautiful post...

And I am going to add here... you have a wonderful writing style... you make us FEEL every word and every emotion. Your writing is so full of expression. I do think your Birth Story for Ivy is your masterpiece, but then again... so is your subject of GRANDchildren!! You have a beautiful writing voice, and that's what comes all the way through to wherever your readers are...

ShowSomeLovin said...

I think that Puff the Magic Dragon song is cute ;)

Cheffie-Mom said...

We have lost so many wonderful people this year. Mary will be missed.