Jun
11

Remember Your Heart

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This week has been a breath of fresh air to pause to forget about the news and the current events of the day.  We’ve had a time to walk down memory lane to a quieter time, a place of harmony, peace, and serenity.  A time when life was not so crowded or clouded by economic confusion, and misguided governments.  A time to remember your heart.

We’ve had a chance to post to Good Fun – Clean Living. Perhaps it’s given each of us an opportunity to examine ourselves. To find out what really matters. We’d like to think that we’ve encouraged you to focus on the word of God, the blessings of life; the gifts of generous love for one another, and a purpose for living a quiet and peaceful life.

We hope you’ve had the opportunity to smile with “Bring Me Sunshine,” laugh with Jack Benny and Marilyn Monroe in the innocence of the day, dispel the blues by dancing and singing in the rain with Gene Kelly, wonder at pure preciousness of children  with Art Linkletter and “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” And we remembered the devotion Red Skelton with his comic portrayal of adlib character and his tribute to The Pledge of Allegiance.

We’d love to dedicate more time to the affections of grace and harmless splendor, of good fun and clean living; and perhaps we will contribute to the memories again at a later date.  Still, we need to report the news, the events and the growing paradigms affecting lives by today’s world changes.

But for today, in a world diminishing with harmony, we’d like to end the week with a tribute to a quartet harmony that lasted for 40 years.  As written in the Lennon Sisters Biography, “America fell in love with The Lennon Sisters as the “girls next door.” For 13 years on “The Lawrence Welk Show”, The Lennon Sisters charmed the nation with their sweet-voiced harmonies.

The combination of their extraordinary natural vocal talents, hard working professionalism, striking looks, unassuming personalities and strong family values has earned them a place in the hearts of millions of fans nationwide.  They worked tirelessly at state and county fairs, charity benefits, conventions, and for church and civic organizations.

The American public clamoured for more.  They became a national phenomena. The country was enamoured with the new celebrities who remained unaffected by all the attention and continued to maintain that the most important elements in their lives were their family and their faith in God.

The Lennon Sisters became role models for young women everywhere. As the quintessential American girls, they sang for six United States Presidents, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Carter and Reagan, an achievement that few other performers can claim.

In the 1980s, fans were delighted to learn that The Lennon Sisters continued to grow more beautiful with each decade and were singing better than ever, with increasingly intricate harmonies and sensitive interpretations of the works of such classic American composers as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

America’s Singing Sweethearts have transformed before our eyes into sophisticated ladies. The transformation was documented in their 1986 quartet-authored memoir, “Same Song, Separate Voices.” The book gave the public new insight into the unique, personal struggles each has faced, and the challenges of four distinct individuals whose blend as a single unit is the charm of their professional identity and success.

In 1987, they were awarded a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalizing their popularity.”

The Lennon Sisters – May You Always

Categories : Memories and Fun

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This really is a great article. Thanks a ton for making the effort to describe all this out for all of us. It’s a great help!

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