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#427772 - 08/27/17 01:05 AM [Songwriting] Having Fun With Our Music
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I'm not sure where the appropriate place is to post this ... or even if there is one. Most of you who are active on the User Showcase forum are aware of Di's quickly failing health. She hardly ever sings anymore because she is too weak.

Here are a couple of videos of Di and me having a great time with a little online karaoke. This was before she became so ill. She's now a faint shadow of what you see here. But, these were some great times for us. We did this a couple of nights a week ... not always on cam, but at least singing and having fun.

I hope you don't mind me posting this bit of recent nostalgia ... it's such a sweet reminder of when Di was relatively healthy. Now, she can barely walk from the bedroom to the kitchen. Sometimes it makes me just cry ... but these videos always cheer me up. Thanks for indulging me.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/b16906ec2

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/b79027962

And here's one with Di doing some marvelous vocals - to have a voice like that!

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/c2a97181a

Don'tcha think she looks pretty danged good for 65 years old at the time??!! I was only 64 ... what a cougar she is! And I know this isn't original music created on BIAB, but they're special to me. I'll pull this down if anyone objects.

Alan
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#427781 - 08/27/17 04:19 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Yes, good looking indeed and also a great voice. Sense of humor too: "finally came out of the liquor closet huh?" smile
I enjoyed watching. All the best to you two!
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#427791 - 08/27/17 05:53 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Great memories there. You two realy have fun together. Im sorry to hear she's not doing so well. Hopefully you can still make some more great memories together. Don't forget to love and cherish each other every single day. Best wishes.
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#427880 - 08/27/17 09:19 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Dear Alan, Di has a beautiful voice. I'm very sad to hear her health has been declining. It must be very hard for you to watch. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#427955 - 08/28/17 02:26 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks, Dave! I definitely married above my station! Appreciate the kind words,

Alan
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#427956 - 08/28/17 02:30 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Samuel,

Thanks a bunch! We hope to do a few more. All total, we have about 125 videos and about a third of them are us being silly. She's a terrific lady with more health issues than al;most any 10 people you can find, combined. Appreciate the nice words!

Alan
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#427957 - 08/28/17 02:32 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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lambada,

Thanks so much! I'm biased but I believe she has a wonderful voice. And you are correct - it's very difficult to watch her health decline so quickly and so severely. We aqppreciatre the kind words and prayers very much. Best to you,

ALan
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#427958 - 08/28/17 03:12 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Thank you for sharing this ladys beautiful voice with us.no wonder your a proud man the voice of an angel. So sad to hear about her health hope she can rcover,God Bless you both x
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#427992 - 08/28/17 07:27 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Biglad]
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Originally Posted By: Biglad
Thank you for sharing this ladys beautiful voice with us.no wonder your a proud man the voice of an angel. So sad to hear about her health hope she can rcover,God Bless you both x



Thank you very much for your kindness. We appreciate that so much. Although I'm a biased husband, I agree she has the voice of an angel. I think there's a vacant seat waiting for her in the Eternal CHoir. God Bless.

Alan & Di
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#428019 - 08/29/17 05:13 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Great memories to hold on to in the future.
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#428463 - 09/01/17 05:32 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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I'm very sad to hear that Di's health is declining. You two are so supportive of users here and hey you both have a great sense of humour too. Di's singing is effortless and superb. You both have easy voices to listen to.
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#428477 - 09/02/17 12:13 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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So sad to hear that Di is continuing to do poorly.

But watching the videos put a huge grin on my face. Thanks for posting them!
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#428546 - 09/02/17 02:08 PM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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Alan, this is awesome, Di is dynamite!

love her sense of humor,

what a fantastic voice, and you harmonize very well too,

Hope that she gets to feeling' better

Kenny

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#428621 - 09/03/17 10:37 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Al-David]
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You guys give off such a glow in these! You are both so talented, thanks for sharing this with us!

Sorry to hear Di hasn't been doing the best - my thoughts are with you both smile
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#431667 - 09/29/17 11:50 AM [Songwriting] Re: Having Fun With Our Music [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Great memories to hold on to in the future.


Herb.

Yep. We have them in a folder on the puter and in a memory stick. Thanks for the kind words.

Alan
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