Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family song

I have spent a little chunk of my time trying to think of a good sharing time for tomorrow, and as I have been doing so I keep getting lost in random thoughts. One of which was the Hall Family song we would sing at the end of each yearly reunion. I havent thought about that song since I cant even remember when. But for whatever weird reason it popped into my head today and it made me start laughing. I mean who the fetch even came up with that song? And who the fetch gathers around in a great big group of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, parents and siblings and sings a little good-bye song each year? Wow, we are a little nuts.

But at the same time, its really kinda dear to my heart. I have such an amazing family- really really amazing. Talk about one of the greatest gifts one can be given, not only my immediate family-my incredible parents and fabulous siblings, but extended out to wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My dear grandma Hall passed away a few years ago, and since that time the annual Ansel T Hall family reunions are no longer.

But now, each summer we look forward to the B&B Hall family reunion. (my parents and siblings) Not only is it so great for me to spend that time with the ones I love most, but also these reunions are creating great memories for my kids. Its so funny to me to see how excited Kylie gets to see her cousins, just as I was always so excited to see mine.

I thought I would include the few lyrics I know so my kids will at least know a little bit of their heritage. So without further ado-- I give you the Hall Family Song:

(The Melody is to Edelweiss from The Sound of Music)

One and all,

we're all Halls

Family members together

We've had fun


Building memories forever


Ansel and Dorothy, they made the start

Joined our hearts forever

We're so glad that they had

Love that ends for us never

Family we will be

all together forever

if we all

heed the call

Jesus helps to do better

There might have been another verse or not, I dont remember. Nice song huh?

So I mentioned this to Daniel- that my extended family had a family song, (how weird that we have been married all this time and he has never heard that song) and he says that we need a Daniel and Kimmy Jackson family song now. Yeah, I'll get right on it.....


Julie said...

I'm waiting for the post with Daniel and Kimmy's song. . . . I can't wait!

I love your date idea with your kids. We always start fun ideas like that but never stick with it. How do you do it? I'm so impressed.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

I love that song and I miss singing that song! It's funny you were thinking of that song, because I was also thinking about it not to long ago! I think every family needs a family song!
I always enjoyed the Hall reunions!

Tina said...

I was always under the impression that your dad came up with that song!

What a piece of nostalgia your post is today. I love it! Yes, your extended family is full of crazies and nuts....;)

Beverly said...

Kim, Tina is right--that was our family talent one year for 3 reasons--we didn't have one prepared, Dad likes to rhyme and dad likes to sing. So he made it up as we were riding up a ski lift and wrote it on a paper plate. I wonder if I still have that in a box--probably. That brings back memories! I think it is time you carried on the tradition and start singing again! Get something ready for the reunion. I am counting on it. I have missed you singing.

Cook Zoo said...

That's so cool! I think Daniel is right. You guys need a family song! :)