Father of New Hope, Pennsylvania Art Colony My sixth maternal cousin (2x removed), "The Pennsylvania Impressionist" William Langson Lathrop (1859–1938) was born in Warren, Illinois, and raised at his family's farm in Painesville, Ohio, by his parents Byron P. Lathrop, a physician, and Isabella A. Langson Lathrop, who was of Irish descent and a lover of the arts. … Continue reading William Langson Lathrop–“The Pennsylvania Impressionist”
Like so many others my emotions flew from disbelief to sadness, to a true sense of personal loss--almost as though he were a greatly loved family member. We were fellow baby boomers who experienced some of the most incredible and incredulous moments in life on this planet. No disrespect intended, Robin had been a part of … Continue reading The Robin Williams – A Fellow Baby Boomer
Here's yet another story of our Lathrop family lineage that adds to our long and growing list of notables... It further exhibits their societal/cultural status as well as their talents and gifts for writing, painting, illustrating, and their lifelong philanthropic dedication and commitment. Rose Hawthorne Founder of the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer (1851-1926) … Continue reading Mother of the Modern Hospice Movement: Rose Hawthorne Lathrop/Mother Mary Alphonsa
While driving from my home to my parents this morning, I heard a song on a country radio station that affected me so deeply that I had to pull off the side of the road until it had ended and I had composed myself again. The music, lyrics, and singing were great, but its sentiment … Continue reading Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This”
This post continues a discussion I began on FaceBook about three months ago, "Has anyone documented gifts and talents, especially musicality of Bolling ancestors?" The post received about 100 views and several responses from a dozen or so descendants of the Bolling family. So, I thought I would summarize the anecdotal information below and include a … Continue reading ISO Ancestral Gifts and Talents: I’ve Got the Music In Me, Part 7
Bach's Jesu' Joy of Man's Desiring My Beautiful and talented GREAT Niece - Alyssa Nicole LaLone on Saturday, June 1, 2013, granddaughter of my brother Frank and his wife Diane, and daughter of their daughter, Jessica and Todd LaLone, celebrates her 8th birthday. I've Got The Music In Me (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, or Part 5) … Continue reading I’ve Got the Music In Me – Part 6
Reflecting Upon Everyday Moments that became Precious and Often Indelible Memories April 15, 2013--marked the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. The popular event is held annually on Patriots' Day, to commemorate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord that kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Events in Boston … Continue reading Patriots Day, Boston 2013: Another Indelible Memory
Guns in Action Movie Scenes Replaced with Thumbs-up! I reblogged this because gun safety and control are topical; the idea of replacing guns with thumbs was a clever one; the morphing from gun to thumb makes the pic funny, and the topic fits perfectly into my category called--Oddities and Antiquities. Some movie stills or posters … Continue reading Guns in Action Movie Scenes Replaced with Thumbs-up!
Today is Monday, March 25, 2013, and we're in Southern Maryland -- a few days into Spring --- and we awakened to newly fallen snow that promises to continue into tomorrow. And when letting the dogs outside, it just seemed appropriate to enjoy yet another gift from above. It was so crisp and clean it … Continue reading Ah Spring, You Have Come!
A Follow-On to I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3 On February 25, 2013, I published a blog I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3. It included a song with lyrics sung by C. Daniel Boling, who shares the surname,talents and heritage of the Boling family. … Continue reading It’s a Small World…
Is musical talent inherited? Researchers are leaning towards that possibility--continued We always knew when my maternal grandmother, Loretta Lathrop Ford, was happy. She would be whistling like a canary, playing her harmonica, singing and dancing on the screened in porch with other family members, or "dancing up a storm" and "cutting a rug" at the … Continue reading I’ve Got the Music In Me… Part 5
Claude Bolling: Renowned French jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and occasional actor. Claude Bolling, a pianist, composer, arranger, and a conductor of jazz, entertainment and film music, is certainly one of the world's most famous French musicians of his generation--known as the "Father of Modern Jazz". His musical heritage stretches back to the reign of Napoleon … Continue reading I’ve Got the Music In Me…Part 4
Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel. This is just one of several videos I'll be sharing with you over time by people who share the talents and heritage of the Boling family and surname. http://youtu.be/Tu-IiUy1LFs Published on Jun 6, 2012 TIM HENDERSON, one of America's greatest songwriters, died in Austin, Texas on November 1st, 2011. Tim was a … Continue reading I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3.
I know I wrote in Part 1 of this blog topic that I would focus on my family's talents in Part 2. As research would have it, there's always more that we can learn along the way. And, as I am known for never short cutting a project, I just couldn't move forward without some … Continue reading …I’ve Got the Music In Me, and Oh How it Moves Me: Part 2
Musical Dynasties: It (Genetically) Runs in the Family "Genetics may account for musical predisposition and ability." The following article by Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. originally appeared December 31, 2011, in Psychology Today's Here, There, and Everywhere Blog. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and former Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder discovered in his teens that his true biological father … Continue reading …I’ve Got the Music In Me, and Oh How it Moves Me: Part 1
Gossipers believed "Nelly" Custis' demeanor wild and her contentious predilection towards life, love, relationships, and marriage half crazy. This is my conclusion supported by her own words in a letter to her friend, Elizabeth, below. I believe Nelly might also have been better born in the 20th Century. And, based upon the authors' blog “… I remain … Continue reading “In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765 – 1799”
Culture & Identity/Arts and Artists: February 4, 2013 And this is my other family...Chesapeake Church, Huntingtown, MD For more of Chesapeake Church visit: You Tube
The Arts & Artists The Day Music Died Monument Erected in 1988, this memorial stands at the site where musicians Buddy Holly (23), Ritchie Valens (17), J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (28), and pilot Roger Peterson's (21), plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. On February 2, 1959, Holly and his tour mates were on … Continue reading 56 Years Ago–The Day the Music Died
Going back generations and including this century and the past, our family has been music lovers, singers, song writers and players of different music and instruments. This reblog post is honoring them and their God-given talents.
This is a family tree representing the genealogy of Music, may it be from Cuba, Jamaica, or the USA.Now everything written in red is from Cuba, black is from Africa, Green is Jamaica, Blue is from America, and Grey music genres are from other parts of the world, like Europe.I hope this will help you know where the music you play comes from !
Note : “Afro” refers to multiple african music genres, such as Rhumba, religious music, and Comparsa…