Thursday, May 1, 2014

Every Step of the Way

So only love me and love me only
And we will never walk with loneliness
For just as sure as every April turns to May
So will I love you every step of the way

Thank you for your kind words about "the look" around here. It is a nod to my mother's love of pink and since Mother's Day is May 11 (a week from this coming Sunday), and since it is still brown and wearying out of doors, I thought I'd have May and my small tribute to my mother here, at least for a bit. As one of my friends said, "It's not your usual color." No, no indeed, it is not.☺

The quote is from one of my mother's favorite "love songs" Every Step of the Way by Robert Allen. I can remember Eddy Arnold singing it. Mother advocated for its being sung at my aunt's wedding in 1965, but my aunt nixed it probably thinking it was too sentimental.

Remember Eddy Arnold? Oh my. I spent a pleasant couple of hours listening to a lot of his music on u-tube last night. Could not find Every Step of the Way, though, so I'll leave you with a very different one/s, you know, just in case you ever loved Eddy Arnold. I sure did!

Edited to Add: Oh how sweet! I finally found Every Step of the Way at Eddy Arnold dot com. One must first find Eddy Arnold's music, then click on "E" for Every Step of the Way. Sorry that there is no way to link directly.

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Enjoy this first day of May and stay safe out there!
 
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40 comments:

  1. What a sweet tribute to your Mom. And, I love the color pink and Eddie Arnold!!

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  2. Happy May Day! Loving tribute to your Mother. Eddy Arnold ... (sigh)!

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  3. What a sweet tribute to your mom! Happy May!

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  4. I am rather furious at google which says I changed my password 15 days ago and in the meantime has lost my long comment........Any way, I used to not care for pink and about twenty years ago I suddenly loved the soft shell pink shade and all pink flowers......Now I'll see if this little bit of my comment will post.

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  5. I remember Eddy Arnold playing on the radio along with the Fab Four. :) Happy May to you today. {it's rainy and cold here} xo

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  6. Happy May Day Vee! I love your sweet tribute to your mother. It's amazing the little things that keep them in our hearts always. My parents listened to Eddy Arnold when I was a little girl. Takes me back to a much simpler time for sure.

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  7. Happy May Day Vee. I do remember Eddie Arnold.

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  8. I find it endearing that you are giving this nod to your mother's love of pink as you honor her in this small way... and in a hundred little ways... The ones we love are never far from our thoughts.

    I grew up with Eddie Arnold music playing in our house. He is one of the singers my mom loved. She didn't swoon over many of the artists of her day, but Eddie Arnold made her swoon. One of the few times I remember having a babysitter, Mom got my great-grandmother to come over and stay with me and my sister while she and my dad went to an Eddie Arnold concert. Grandmom A. fell asleep in the chair and stayed that way most of the night. We didn't care; we just watched Red Skelton on TV. (Mom, however, still talks about it.) :)

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    1. Yikes! Just realized I dishonored Eddy by misspelling his name!

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    2. LOL! I'm sure that Eddy is thrilled for the mention at all. Do you know that he's been gone since 2008? As is so often the case, I'll be thinking about a person and Foogle. http://www.eddyarnold.com/ Look at those dates! Both in May. Sigh.

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  9. Now that I listen I think I do remember this voice although I didn't recognize the name. Oh and thank you so much for reminding me today is the beginning of May. I hope you see May flowers popping up all over!

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  10. Yes I too recognize the voice but I never heard "popular" music from my mom that I would connect with her. When she and my aunts would get together they would sing "shine on shine on harvest moon" and a couple of others, but they didn't sing too often! Nice memories for you--music is such a memory trigger. I happen to like pink so I am enjoying visiting your blog!

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  11. Your Mom is smiling right now, I am almost positive of it.

    My Mom was more of a Petula Clark/early Rod Stewart kind of gal, but to this day I can tell you what all her favorite songs are. Music is a strong identifier - and I do hope you one day find a copy of Eddy Arnold song you love to give a good listen................keep looking, YouTube is chameleon like! Hugs.

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    1. Probably an age thing. My mother would have been eighty this year.

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    2. Though my mom did love Petula Clark.

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  12. I remember Eddy Arnold too. I'm going to check out the website.

    I forgot to mention yesterday how much I like your background and the pink in your header. I'm not really a pink girl either - I tend to love RED! But this is so pretty and I love that it is a tribute to your mother. You are a precious woman with a tender heart. I'm glad we're friends!

    Deanna

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  13. I remember Eddy Arnold ... what a crooner ! My mother always liked the Sinatra song, "All the Way" ...

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  14. I listened to the Johnny Mathis version. Very nice!

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  15. Oh, what a great way to wake up this morning, to the voice of Eddy Arnold!
    Now I can't wait to get back from work to listen to more.
    Your Mother had great taste, Vee. My folks loved him too and, of course, anything that reminds me of them is a treasure to me now.

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  16. Oh my, I hadn't thought of that for years. Seems that his music was everywhere at that time. Nice smooth voice, huh! Nice tribute to your mother, Vee.

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  17. What a lovely tribute to your mother! My mother loved Eddy Arnold too.

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  18. Love Eddie Arnold. My favorite is Make the World Go Away. I have been absent from the blog world for several weeks off and on as our daughter has been very ill and I have been staying with her. She has had 3 surgeries in the last few weeks but she is finally on the mend. Love your tribute to May and Mothers and such.

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  19. Happy May Day Vee! This music reminds me of my Dad. He had Eddie Arnold albums.

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  20. So nice of you to go with the pink in your header for your mom, Vee! Never heard of Eddie Arnold, but I can see why he'd be a favorite. Happy May Day!

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  21. A nice tribute to your mother...her favorite singer and her favorite colour. I don't remember much about Eddy Arnold...but I think I might have met him in the Music Hall of Fame in Nashville last year. :) He just passed away a few years ago.

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  22. I like your look around here. Very pretty and very springy. Blessings to you..

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  23. Vee...this is so sweet. And I loved hearing the soothing tones of Eddie Arnold's voice growing up. Isn't it great that we have things like YouTube... actually the internet in general, to be able to dig up those wonderful memories from way back when? Happy May Day to you, friend!

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  24. Well we have made it to May. Good memories of your mother.
    Happy May Day!

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  25. I love Eddy Arnold too! Somewhere I have a couple of his CDs. I will check and see if your song is on one of them.
    Happy May Day!

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  26. Oh, yeah, I enjoy Eddy Arnold too. You have good taste in music.
    The blog is pretty. The little tiny pink flowers remind me of my favorite Grandma, the one the whole family called Mum Mum. She was a trip. And so sweet, kind and creative. Everybody loved Mum Mum.
    Hope y'all have a brighter, sunshiny day. ~:)

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  27. Make the World Go Away, oh yes I remember that one well. I bought the 45 when they only cost 65 cents!!

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  28. Oh my gosh, my grandmother listened to Eddy Arnold all the time. He had such a beautiful voice. This just brings memories of grandma flooding back :>) Thank you Vee. I love hearing him again!

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  29. Aren't memories a wonderful thing! My mom loved pink too....dusty rose being her favourite hue. Good oldie today:)

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  30. I always enjoy hearing the smooth voice of Eddy Arnold! Happy May Day! Hope you're doing well, my friend.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  31. I love the gesture of honoring your Mothers taste in colors and music! I also want to wish you a blessed May!
    Vee, I was wondering if in your post card project can I just use photos and not have them in a collage? I have made myself half crazy trying to make one! I have decided to just ask you! To the point!
    Yours, Roxy

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  32. I love that you are honoring your mom this way, and that part of the love song is so pretty. I do remember Eddy Arnold. (I've always loved music from eras before mine. You would too if your era was basically known for disco...)

    I will have to come back and try to listen to it. My computer has been acting all stubborn this evening. I'm glad just to get a comment box to come up.

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  33. I love that you're honoring your Mom, Vee, and your header is beautiful and perfect for May. I love old timey music, too. I guess it's because it's from our parent's era. Thanks for the listen! xo

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  34. I've always loved Eddie Arnold!

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  35. I LOVE Eddie Arnold!!! Summer and I listened to a cassette tape back in the early 80's on our way to Colorado! We learned every song by heart. His voice was as smooth as silk!!

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  36. I'm so glad that you shared this tribute to your mother. Every time I visit and see this new background and header, it gives me hope that here in the very northern midwest, we'll soon see spring. I like Eddy Arnold's music, too. Isn't it wonderful that our old favorites can still be heard? We are really blessed that they are not lost.

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