Saturday, June 29, 2013
Something I recall from when I was five years old
Here's what I remember about our visit up there: That baby on the left was an easy-going child, and when I got to hold her (I was five, remember), I thought it was a big deal. Not only that, but as I held her she went to sleep, and I took the credit for putting her to sleep. We are, I believe, sitting in the yard of Aunt Helen's mother Ardis in Harlem (Kansas City, not New York City).
We went in Ardis' house where there was a record player. Someone, I think Uncle Cecil, stood Irene on a kitchen chair right beside that record player and played a record, "Irene, Good Night" by the Weavers. It was quite a hit back then. Little Irene stood there smiling hugely through the whole song.
Notice a VERY YOUNG Pete Seeger in this video. He is in his 90's now.