Friday, May 09, 2008

Grandparent Program

Last Friday at at the school the 2nd Graders put on their GRANDPARENT PROGRAM. For weeks Katie and Becky would come home from school, so excited about the songs hat they were practicing. They made invitations for their grandparents. Steve and I even brought along one of those invitations along with us to Boston and personally delivered it to Grandma Weber. She enjoyed seeing the invitation, but we returned to Utah with Grandma's regrets in not being able to attend. We are lucky to have Grandma and Papa Sansevero living near by and they were able to attend the festivities.
All the children participated in the program in one way or another. Some recited stories and other were able to speak about their own grandparent. Becky participated in a cute telling of a story, while Katie was asked to recite a paragraph she had written about Papa Sansevero and his horses. It was very cute and I was so proud of each one of the.
The program was also filled with different songs. My favorite is:
GRANDMA'S FEATHER BED
(Jim Connor)
John Denver

When I was a little bitty boy
just up off a floor
We used to go down to Grandma's house
every month end or so,
We'd have chicken pie and country ham
'n' home made butter on the bread
But the best darn thing about Grandma's house
was her great big feather bed

It was nine feet tall and six feet wide
soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty eleven geese
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids 'n' four hound dogs
and a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
on Grandma's feather bed

After supper we'd sit around the fire
the old folks'd spit and chew
Pa would talk about the farm and the war
and Granny'd sing a ballad or two
I'd sit and listen and watch the fire
till the cobwebs filled my head
Next thing I'd know I'd wake up in the morning
in the middle of the old feather bed

It was nine feet tall and six feet wide
soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty eleven geese
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids 'n' four hound dogs
and a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
on Grandma's feather bed

Well I love my Ma, I love my Pa
I love Granny and Grandpa too
I been fishing with my uncle
I rasled with my cousin
I even kissed Aunt Lou ooo!
But if I ever had to make a choice
I guess it ought to be said
That I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road
for Grandma's feather bed
I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road...

It was nine feet tall and six feet wide
soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty eleven geese
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids 'n' four hound dogs
and a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
on Grandma's feather bed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
on Grandma's feather bed

Following all the program activities there was wonderful slide show. All the parents had been asked to submit photos of the children with their grandparents. It was neat to see all the children with their grandparents, but it was especially sweet to see photos of the girls with their grandparents, specifically Papa Weber. When the slide show was over and I had dried my eyes, the teachers announced that there would be a grandparent waltz. They then played Anne Murray's "Could I Have this Dance". And this cute kids, dressed in their Sunday best, held their granparent's hands and began to move around the dance floor. It was just so sweet to watch.

1 comment:

The B family said...

The girls look so pretty and your parents seem to be in heaven.