Sunday Remembering

Or, Songs of our Mothers:

Today, I’ve picked 3 very different songs by 3 very different artists, each was the favorite of three very important women in my life. The first one is for my mother in law, Audra. She was a fan of the Ink Spots. The next my mother, Edie, She grew up along the Kansas /Oklahoma border where she got to see Bob Wills play live. The third is one of Sherry’s, (aka Mrs Jack) favorites. After all what is Mothers day without Zappa and the Mothers.

So, what music did the important women in your life like?

Enjoy, Jack


40 thoughts on “Sunday Remembering”

  1. Thanks, Jack. 

    “So, what music did the important women in your life like?”

    mostly remember my mother singing along with every song while faithfully watching the weekly Lawrence Welk show, always humming little tunes while puttering around the house no matter what the job and joining in on some rousing rounds in the car on those interminable car trips back and forth from florida thru texas to oklahoma on 2 lane highways….  no AC by the way, only open window vents underscoring the music and cooling us off. 


  2. SNL mothers day cold open

    Kenan Thompson, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Punkie Johnson, Mikey Day, Chloe Troast, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Devon Walker, James Austin Johnson, Marcello Hernández, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, John Higgins, Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy, Bowen Yang, and Colin Jost bring their mothers on the show.

  3. from the mother of all trials

    Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Stormy Daniels’s graphic testimony of having sex with Donald Trump, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s parasitic brain worm, and Rudy Giuliani’s radio show being canceled mid-sentence. 

  4. think of the possibility of what might have occurred 9 months later:

    a combination of The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby?

  5. It’s great to know that there was another soul out there who put The Mothers up near the top of their playlist.  Frank just wasn’t’t everybody’s cup of tea.  It took “substance” to know what he was all about.
    Call any vegetable, Ms Jack. 

  6. My mom had a great voice so I was often serenaded with virtually every song from the 30s through 50s.  Her favorite piece of music was Clair de Lune and its popular version Perry Como’s Moonlight Love


  7. Stormy Daniel’s is a mother too, so shout out to the Storm.  
    I bet she ate a handful of those abortion pills after her close encounter of the worst kind with Orange McPumpkin.  

  8. My mom was a big Perry fan. Didn’t matter what song he sang. She and dad probably had a Bakers dozen of his albums. 
    Yeah, Frank Z was an acquired taste. Thanks to one of my college bestie’s BILs I acquired it. “ Watch out where the huskies go, don’t you eat that yellow snow.”

  9. First Mother’s Day proclaimed in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe was a passionate demand for disarmament and peace.

    Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that of water or tears!
    Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have taught them of charity, mercy and patience. We women of one country will be too tender of those of another to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
    From the bosom of the devastated earth, a voice goes up with our own. It says, “Disarm, Disarm!”
    The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail & commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesars but of God.
    In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.

  10. Don’t forget Julia’s sidekick Anna. (Wiki)

    The modern holiday was first celebrated in 1907, when Anna Jarvis held the first Mother’s Day service of worship at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. She and another peace activist and suffragist Julia Ward Howe had been urging for the creation of a “Mother’s Day For Peace” where mothers would ask that their husbands and sons were no longer killed in wars. 40 years before it became an official holiday, Ward Howe had made her Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the “amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.”  Anna Jarvis wanted to honor this and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”. 

    In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a “Mother-in-law’s Day”. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all U.S. states observed the holiday, with some of them officially recognizing Mother’s Day as a local holiday (the first being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in 1910). In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. 
    Although Jarvis, who started Mother’s Day as a liturgical service, was successful in founding the celebration, she became resentful of the commercialization of the holiday, and it became associated with the phrase “Hallmark holiday”. By the early 1920s, Hallmark Cards and other companies had started selling Mother’s Day cards.

    Jarvis believed that the companies had misinterpreted and exploited the idea of Mother’s Day and that the emphasis of the holiday was on sentiment, not profit. As a result, she organized boycotts of Mother’s Day, and threatened to issue lawsuits against the companies involved. Jarvis argued that people should appreciate and honor their mothers through handwritten letters expressing their love and gratitude, instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards. Jarvis protested at a candy makers’ convention in Philadelphia in 1923, and at a meeting of American War Mothers in 1925. By this time, carnations had become associated with Mother’s Day, and the selling of carnations by the American War Mothers to raise money angered Jarvis, who was arrested for disturbing the peace.

    We Lived in Grafton for a year. Not much there. Generally only one decent restaurant there until the one in Main Street closes.

  11. Happy Mother’s Day Y’all. My mom would have Eddy Arnold playing on the record player. 

  12. Jamie,
    The Clair de Lune piano piece is beautiful simplicity, thankyou.
    And yeah, you either get Zappa or not. I gave up years ago trying to explain him to those that don’t.
    Mrs Jack and I shared a lot of musical tastes, john Prine , Zappa come to mind. There were differences, she was a Beatles fanatic where as I was more of a rhythm and blues, southern rock.  


    “Just Stop Oil supporters Judy Bruce, 85, and Reverend Sue Parfitt, 82, smashed the protective enclosure around the historic Magna Carta document in London’s British Library.”

    “After this, the pair glued themselves to the document’s enclosure and held up a sign that said “The government is breaking the law,” Just Stop Oil said.
    “The Magna Carta (Great Charter) is often regarded as the earliest declaration of human rights, credited with enshrining the rights of man in English law. According to the United Kingdom’s Parliament, the document was issued in 1215 and was the first “to put into writing the principle that the king and his government was not above the law.”

    “Just Stop Oil said its latest act of protest took place in the same week that the British government’s climate policy was ruled unlawful by the country’s high court.”

    “Instead of acting, our dysfunctional government is like the three monkeys: ‘see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing,’” protester Judy Bruce said. “We must get off our addiction to oil and gas by 2030 – starting now.”

  14. Roll uuuuuuuup,…
    Of all the Beatles’ albums, the least appreciated one. IMHO undeservedly. 

  15. was always my #1
    all those songs are classics, i think it’s the cover people reacted to

    (finishing sentences with prepositions since the style standards were revised)

    i also think people say they like ‘Revolver’ the most is because it had the best cover

    people be superficial yo

  16. If Barron’s daddy won’t be at his HS graduation on the 17th (despite not having a court date), he’s probably not going to be around for an after-party, because the NRA convention is in Texas on the 18th, and the orange mob boss will be headlining.

  17. fun fact: the building exterior that is used as the parent’s apartment in “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the same as the one on the cover of “Physical Graffiti” 😮 

  18. My opinion is that every Beatles album topped the one before it, except for the excellent compilation of songs in “Let it Be” It was a great album, it just was not a Great Leap Forward like all the others were.
    I had my own band from 62 to Aug 68 and remember eagerly anticipating the next album and never being disappointed.

  19. The Clump’s kid’s graduation is at 10 am. Chump can do that and still make his rally. 

  20. BiD, judge Merchan is no idiot. I suspect this will come up if ASSHOLE misses Barron’s graduation. 

  21. Report was that he’s never been to a HS graduation for any of his kids. 

  22. NRA convention is in Texas on the 18th

    Big thank-you for that heads-up, blue. I’m quick changing plans we had to be in Dallas that week-end. We’ll be staying in Austin as of now. 

  23. This from the podcast, “McCartney, A Life in Lyrics”

    “Magical Mystery Tour” was inspired by a holiday bus from Liverpool to a mystery destination—often ending up in the carnivalesque seaside town of Blackpool. It’s one of the best examples of The Beatles further dipping into the era’s psychedelic subculture. The production of the song delivers a dense and lively atmosphere, from the opening brass fanfare to the flanging piano in the coda.
    This is a podcast of McCartney talking about his work, song by song, album by album.  This episode is about the Magical Mystery Tour.

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