Thursday, September 17, 2009

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

All growing up my parents had a reel to reel tape player which my dad swore by for sound quality. Obviously the music that we had to listen to on it was a little dated, but I loved it and it's some of that music that flows through a lot of my childhood memories and are therefore intertwined in the fabric of my life.
One of those albums was a Peter Paul and Mary album and I listened to that thing countless times in my youth. Still to this day I love the songs of Peter Paul and Mary, so much so that when I saw this beautifully illustrated picture book of Puff the Magic Dragon I had to get it for Devyn. It comes with a CD, but I think it’s only Peter that sings on it at a much later date and it’s just not the same as the old recordings by all three of them. Devyn loves her “dragon” book and we were looking at it just yesterday and then I learned that Mary passed away last night of leukemia. So, this post is in honor of her and her amazing voice. These are just a few of my favorites…I hope you enjoy.




The Proud Grandparents said...

Great music - Mary will be missed.

the wrath of khandrea said...

i just downloaded puff like a month ago. i hadn't heard it in forever, and felt like my kids were missing out.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I grew up listening to P,P,and Mary as well. Oh, I love that music.