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October 18, 2007 |
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I was listening to your show in the backyard on Saturday while repairing a sprinkler head and my two little girls were busy picking up pecans, talking to each other, and suddenly, after the intermission, when the audience started singing the "Star Spangled Banner", I heard my children singing along. To this father, the sound of his children playing and singing happily can erase all the troubles of the world. I cannot put into words all that I was feeling in that moment, but I will remember it for the rest of my life.
San Antonio, TX
A sweet moment, Mr. P., and one we all recognize. My daughter's first-grade teacher Mrs. Ammerman had her class sing the national anthem, "America the Beautiful," "America" and "It's A Grand Old Flag" every morning as a sort of aerobic musical exercise, and so I've been listening to my daughter sing those songs for the past three years. Beautiful.