If you were able to watch the recording of the celebration – you’ll have seen the photo montages made by my brother, Dave.
Dad was known for making those types of videos. Especially for the club’s Christmas parties.
He would chose a song, and try to fit in pics that went with the theme. I specifically remember introducing him to the country song “My Kind of Bar” so that he could match up pics to the lyrics, and change it to ‘My Kind of Club’.
If there were lots of pics that didn’t really go with a theme – he ALWAYS (it seemed like) used the song “Classical Gas“.
Speaking of songs – at the celebration, Dave played the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
While I was searching B&P for a certain post – I came across THIS ONE. Where he says that he’d be OK if this were played at his funeral. So I suggested it to Dave and that’s what we did. It wasn’t really a song that made me think of Dad previously – but now, I suppose it will going forward… Which is ok by me.
Finally, this post would not be complete without the mention of Elvis. Dad was a big Elvis fan, and Suspicious Minds always makes me think of him. Two other favorites are I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You and Jailhouse Rock. Really any Elvis song will always bring Dad to mind! 🙂
I’m sure you guys have certain songs that remind you of someone (here or passed), or of some time/event in your life. Please share in the comments.
While the majority of photos were shared in the photo/music montages – here are some that were actually on display. As well as old family photo albums that were set out on the tables.
Dad was an amateur photographer and we have literally thousands of photos – so it was a BIG job to go through them. I picked out the 25 that we used in the formal obituary for the cremation site, and I left the rest of that job to my brother. He was able to make a couple of videos in time for the celebration – which was a big undertaking, and it’s very appreciated.
Not as glamorous as it might seem…