Thought for the Day: The quote on Pete Seeger's Banjo, which a friend posted on Facebook yesterday has today's words of wisdom:
This Machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.My father knew 3 people over the years who were famous. He went to school with Ozzie Nelson, the father of teen heart throb actor and singer, Ricky Nelson. His dentist was Felicia Rashad's (From the Bill Cosby show) father. When I was a teenager, the fact that he knew Ricky Nelson's father was pretty impressive. However, his third famous acquaintance, Pete Seeger, who passed away this week whose words of wisdom are on his banjo above, tops them all.
Pete Seeger, who passed away this year at the age of 94, was one of my heroes. Every time we saw him on TV or heard him on the radio, Pete Seeger's visit to our home would be discussed. My father was a liberal lawyer who was politically active in Houston, Texas. My guess is that he and my mother organized a political fundraiser when Seeger was in town. I was just a toddler. The story goes that he sang with us and that I sat on his lap and sang along. I don't remember it, only the story and the sense of pride I always had that I sang with him. According to the family myth, Seeger was impressed with my musical bent. Years later as a teen, I learned to play the guitar and many of Pete Seeger's songs were and still are in my repertoire.
Two days ago, before I learned of Pete Seeger's passing, I posted a Travel Tip for parents on HealthTap:
|Mike, his wife, margie son Dan and their friends with Pete Seeger|