Thursday, May 17, 2007

Flash Friday 55.......

His black suit looks great!
Tonight, my 17 year old son is performing with his
high school Symphony Band.
This comfy auditorium, sure beats watching the
Marching Band on a cold drizzly November Friday!
Where have the years flown?
I swear it was just yesterday, that he was playing....
"Hot Cross Buns"!
"Hot Cross Buns"!


lime said...

aawww, i know what you mean.....'lightly row' is the one we always joke about as the beginner song, and last night my oldest limelette had her high school concert band performance. so amazing to watch them blossom.

G-Man said...

Hi Limey,
I knew you, Signgurl, and Lisa, would all smile at this one...xo

S said...

Aww thats so sweet, G~man! Really...sounds like it was an awesome show.

Guess what? It's 8:16pm, PST, and my 55 is up already, hurray! Come over and see!

cathy said...

What a touching story. I'm already wondering were my babies went to.

G-Man said...

Thanks Cathy,
Time goes by,
In the wink of an eye!

Susie, thanks for posting before I went to bed...Your The Boss!

Breazy said...

awwww this is so sweet and it makes me want to cry! My daughter is only 15 and I miss her already but she hasn't finished high school let alone moved off to college!

My daughter no longer plays in the band but she does play the fiddle, she is a bluegrass guru!

Hope your Friday is an awesome one!


G-Man said...

Breazy? Are you an insomniac?
Thanks sweetie xoxox

javajazz said...

you're right, i love it.
another great 55 baby...
you're so good at them now!

hope you had a fun night.

Daniel said...

It is a happy thing to watch our own children's performence. I think you should take some pictures of your son and put it on this blog as i put my son's handsome pictures on EboynFriends.

Queenie said...

Thats so sweet. The years just pass without us knowing.
You make 55 Flash look so easy!

G-Man said...

JJ, It's only 55 words!
How hard can that be?

Good Morning Queenie,
Thats cause it is easy!
Thanks for your kind words...Galen

barman said...

Don't have any kids (that I know of lol) so I will have to relate to this as I watch my niece grow. Her big things are dance and ice skating. Both me and my sister tried to get her interested in band but that was not going to happen. Just within the last month I could not believe how much she has grown and changed. She is 12 going on 20.

Other than that I have a lot of good memories of band. One of the earliest songs they played in the school system I came from was American Patrol. A nice simple song with a strong presence for clarinet and snare drums I believe. I must say I kinda liked marking in the fall at the football games and occasional parades but symphonic back was a little easier to take. No worrying about the instrument freezing up on you.

Great 55 Galen.

SignGurl said...

Awwwww.......*tear* I know how proud you must be to listen to your child as he blossoms in music.

SignGurl said...

P.S. I tried my hand at the Flash 55 today.

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

oh GREAT !! I always admire a person who plays instrument.
Which instrument does he play?

I play the violin. Maybe one day I can duet with him. :)

MONA said...

AWWW so sweet! :) You are so fond of them, your children. So am I so fond of my son, & he too plays the Guitar for the band on his annual functions!

Yes indeed, it seems like yesterday, when you first held them...

& My son wouldnt eat till I sang him all the nursery rhymes his most favourite being ' Jack Sprat could eat no fat' & 'three blind mice'

Hey Galen , I still remember ALL the nursery rhymes I learnt in my kinder garten!

MilkMaid said...

Enjoy the evening and the memories G! It does fly, my oldest turns 26 today, how the HELL did that happen?

MONA said...






pink hippo said...

G man,
It is always happy to see your own children perform. Just like when I see my princess singing on stage!

So sweet!

BTW, I came here to borrow tc's key to take care of his goldfish! LOL

pink hippo said...


I really like your wallpaper! So cool... just like you!


ann said...

oh what a proud papa you are; I'm sure you will kvell

our children do grow up too too fast; I always wanted time to stand still, I so enjoyed their childhoods

now tonight we're discussing mortgages

g-man... treasure and cherish every moment and btw, a great 55

G-Man said...

Hi Everybody..goin out for a bit I'll be back and will play...xoxox

Serena Joy said...

I have no doubt that he looked handsome enough for GQ and played like a pro. They grow up awfully fast, don't they?:)

pinkhippo said...


I have just created a link to your blog. :)

Have a nice weekend.

javajazz said...

hey mr party boy
where is you?
mr flint.

G-Man said...

You are a good Uncle Byran!!
And you take great pics, just like they were own kids...

Jenn, I visited your site, and you did a DAMN good 55..xoxox

Pink Ginger, I know you are talented and artistic, he plays the trumpet.

Mona, you should know them all, It was only 20 years ago!!

MilkMaid? WTF?
You have a 26 year old?
Lookin as good as you do?
WOW!!! xoxox


How did you get Milky the Clowns Secret Magic Word??

Thats freaky!!

Pink Hippo,
I really like your blog, I keep forgetting to go see you more often..
Please forgive me.

Thanks as always for your kind words, I love your visits!
A Touch of Class!!
Yes Ann, last night was a night for kvell!!

Awww Serena, thank you.
Yes they grow up way too fast!

Pink Hippo, you are so kind. I'll try and make you smile everytime you visit..xox

G-Man said...

Hi JJ.. xoxox

MONA said...

what MONA!!!!!!!!!!

Please Explain! I demand it by International Law!

Anonymous said...

aww, that's so cool.
Nothing makes a child feel loved like having support for an event from a parent.
You are DA MAN g-man.:)
What instrument does he play?