Family Music Memories
Was music a part of your life growing up? Was music something shared among family members? Did you sing at the dinner table, in the car, at a party? Or did your parents and relatives hear you playing and/or singing at the numerous band and choir concerts, musicals, parades, festivals, Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl or any other Bowl? Did you create a band with family members? Or did you have the garage band that was destined to be the most famous rock band ever, with you as the lead singer/guitarist? Did you receive an instrument passed down from generation to generation that you played in order to continue the legacy? Who was it that inspired you to create music?
Have I jogged your memory yet? What is your favorite family musical memory? I invite you write about that special family musical memory and the meaning it has for you. Share it with others to create some feel good news that might touch, move and inspire others.
Here is an example of one that repeats over and over.
I really think its fun when you're having a conversation (nothing serious) and a phrase someone says reminds you of a song lyric and you bust out with a quick one liner of that song. One that's said over and over in our family as we play dominoes, and this only works with Mexican train, is when you can't play your turn and you have to place a train on your spot. Well, we say "put a train on it" and somehow the inflection suggested Beyonce's song "Put a Ring on it." So imagine singing, "Put a Train on it," and occasionally we'll do a quick couple of beats before it with na-nas.
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Sharon Marrell, a Lakewood resident, owns Marrell Music and has been a repair technician for over 20 years.
Sharon owns Marrell Musical Instrument Repair. She is also the onsite repair technician. She offers rentals, repairs, sales of new and used instruments, and lessons.