Sunday, January 11, 2015

Musical Memories in Black and White

52 Snapshots of Life: Week 2 ~ #Music
 I try very hard not to be a pack rat. (No offense to my rat friends) One episode of hoarders and I am cleaning closets.  There are certain things that I will never part with and many of those things belonged to my grandmother.  She passed away when I was young, but I remember her and cherish those memories.  One of the main things I used to love was listening to her play the piano and the organ.  I am glad to have some of her sheet music.  We have framed several pieces, but these are some of the others that I think are really cool.



   The beautiful woman in the photo is my “Nana” when she was young.  Her name was Dimple Desdemona, but her friends called her “Dimp.”  I’ve always felt she was my special angel.

The sheet music from top to bottom:
Suez is an Oriental Fox-Trot Romance.  The lyrics were written by Will Pancoast, with the music by Ferdie Grofe and Peter DeRose.  Triangle Music, NY cir. 1922, published this sheet music.
Good Night Sweetheart dubbed “The Favorite Song of the King and Queen of England” is one of my favorite pieces of sheet music I have.  It is a 1931 piece of sheet music with the dreamy Rudy Vallee on the cover.
Jealous circa 1924 Frederick Manning sheet music.  This piece has my grandmother’s signature and someone in N.Y. with the date Aug. 1, 1924
Yes Sir!  That’s My Baby!  copyright 1925 Words by: Gus Kahn Music By: Walter Donaldson Irving Berlin, Inc. Music Publishers New York
I Loved You Then As I Love You Now was the theme song for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production “Our Dancing Daughters” starring Joan Crawford. That is her photo on the cover.  Circa 1928


We are joining The Lazy Pit Bull in the 52 Week Word Challenge.  I plan to normally most these on Saturday.  Yesterday, we participated in the Fifth Annual Pet Bloggers Challenge.  To catch-up, we are combining our Photo Challenge with our B & W Sunday post that Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola co-host. 


Have a wonderful Sunday and check back tomorrow for 
BFTB Channel 7 NETWoof News.  



22 comments :

  1. How wonderful! I too watch hoarders and my Virgo self is always on a big clean hahahh..I too have things that were my grandmas which will never part with...as soon as I saw these pics I started with "no sir I don't mean maybe " hahaha what a lovely memory you have of a great lady :) hugs and loves Bev xxx

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  2. those are such wonderful mementos to have and we loved your nanas name :)

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  3. I bet she really was your special angel :o) It's great that you have this wonderful things! I remember Yes Sir, that's my baby, my grampy sang it sometimes to my granny to make her angry... they never shared the story behind this song, but it must be a gross one, that my granny always turned into a nuclear mushroom when she heard this song :o)
    Easy Rider

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  4. We have boxes of special stuff at our house too. What great memories and a beautiful photo for Music.

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  5. This post is perfect for B and W! And I agree, one episode of hoarders and my cleaning mood kicks in!

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  6. The sheet music is so cool! I love it! Do you play an instrument too? Ma always wished she could play an instrument but she could never get the hang of it. Happy B&W Sunday!

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  7. What TREASURES those are. Thank you for Sharing them with us.

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  8. What a beautiful post and tribute to your grandma, I just love old photos like that, so glad you have some of her sheet music to have as memories. Very special!

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  9. Your grandma was beautiful, and the sheet music looks to be in great shape, too!

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  10. That was a really cool way to tie both blog hops in together. What special memories those are. My sister has a lot of my Mom's old sheet music, but I don't think there's anything quite that old! It's still fun to look through though.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  11. Those really are treasures! We miss our Nana too. xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  12. COOL collections! Oh I have so much boxes of precious memories of my mom ... just could not get rid of it. Golden Woofs

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  13. Yes, mom understands pawfectly!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. Oh wow, this is beautiful! She is beautiful!
    That show hoarders is just awful! I mean, I may keep a few unnecessary things but those people are just.......wow
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. Oh there's nothing like saving stuff from before. Sometimes we even are saving too much stuff LOL.

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  16. What a beautiful collection! Your Grandma was a cool lady!

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  17. A wonderful collection! Don't worry, I am the "keeper of family stuff" and have all of the family records...I am hoping that doesn't count as pack ratting :-)!

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  18. Very much love this photo, and doubly so the treasured memories you have behind the items. Beautiful!

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  19. That's some amazing stuff you've got. Family memories are so important!

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  20. I love this photo and the beautiful memories of your grandmother. Perfect for both blog hops. Wishing you a happy week. Maybe Mother Nature will bring some sunshine to our state. Paws crossed!

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