Singing and trying to rock her baby to sleep was her common practice, although usually futile at this point in time.
Although many little ones that age took long naps, her children must have felt a need to get on with the living and the learning. This, her second child, had very early language development, and although she about 18 months old, she'd started speaking in short sentences before she was a year old.
Her daughter gazed intently at her as she listened to the words of My Grandfather's Clock being sung. Then came the chorus and tears began slipping down her daughter's cheeks.
From that time on, during those early childhood years, she wasn't able to sing that old refrain to her, because of the reaction the chorus brought each time it was sung.
Poor kid. :-) Did you still want a video? How about this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWwTNQBRLxwReplyDelete
Thanks. I just decided to skip the video, but thanks.Delete
You can give her a hug when you see her. :-)
Thanks for the link Kristi i had never heard the song before.... Sweet story...and songReplyDelete
Thanks. Oh, I guess I didn't even think there might be people not familiar with the song.Delete
Isn't that amazing a baby so young can retain the memory, the feeling of a favorite song :) Precious.ReplyDelete
Yes, I thought it was quite amazing. She surprised us in many ways with her abilities.Delete
It is a bittersweet song, so i can understand a young child being touched by it that way. Excellent story.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I just never expected her to be so touched by the words at such a young age.Delete
Oh, Pat, I remember that song so well. It's a very sad song. Music touches emotional places in the brain. A lovely story.ReplyDelete
I read that some of the children's toys had that melody on them, although our children didn't have the toys that did.Delete
I remember one of my uncles singing this at family gatherings when I was a littly. No tears from me though I must have been made of sterner stuff, I just wondered how the clock knew!ReplyDelete
Did you ever figure it out? :-)Delete