One of the best ways I have of remembering my mother is through music. When we were little she used to sing us to sleep and it's mostly thanks to her that we're a very musical family (we start to sing at the drop of a hat, for example). Since it's been three years since she died I thought it would be nice to post a few videos of the songs that she really liked or that we used to sing a lot.
Her other favourite songs included Dean Martin's 'Under the Bridges of Paris', Harry Belafonte's 'Jamaica Farewell', and Frank Sinatra's 'Three Coins in a Fountain'. I'm sure there were others she liked, but these are the ones she knew the lyrics of and sang most often.
Here's Harry Belafonte singing 'Jamaica Farewell':
Bed Time Songs
Here's a video of The Kingston Trio singing 'Tom Dooley':
And, since this is too good an opportunity to pass up, here's the Muppets version of 'Danny Boy':
I remember Ami having a good laugh over this when we first saw it :)
I believe she was more familiar with the Elvis version of this song, though, so here's the tribute video made for his 29th death anniversary that features it:
There were also a number of songs that we always sang in the car, particularly on long journeys. One of those was The Three Stooges song 'Swinging the Alphabet':
It's still hard to believe that she's gone...and I'm glad we have all this music to help keep her memory alive.