She’s Got the Music In Her

You know I mention my family from time to time (especially my husband, Sir Beads) but it occurs to me that in the 3 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seldom featured my kids.

There’s a reason for this. You see, I’m very proud of my two daughters and I’ve been afraid that once I got started, I’d never shut up! I wanted to spare you that. LOL

But, I did write a post (quite a while ago) on my oldest daughter (found here) so it’s only fair that I spotlight the younger one, today. When you consider that I’ve written close to 700 posts, I think my “proud momma” percentage is pretty reasonable. ๐Ÿ˜‰


My younger girl LOVES music. She studied the flute during her school years. When she plays the “Waltz of the Flowers”, or “Dance of the Blessed Spirits”, I never cease to be amazed at how beautiful a flute can sound.

These days, however, she’s having fun playing the drums!


She’s in a band with 3 of her friends and they usually have a monthly gig in a local pub.

Sir Beads and I try to make it to most of their performances. We enjoy their music – a blend of folk and rock – and although we are often the oldest in attendance, they make us feel very welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

The band played again last week and for that show, there was a special treat awaiting our daughter. Her uncle (Sir Beads’ brother) and aunt had driven 750 miles to surprise her! Their plan was to get here shortly before the performance and then to be just casually sitting in the audience. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, on the night of the gig, we smuggled them into the venue before the band arrived. We had them sit with their backs to the door so that our daughter wouldn’t notice them when she entered . . .


She arrived, arms full of drums, and saw nothing at first. After a few minutes, she spotted Sir Beads and me. She began to wave at us, then suddenly her face went from big grin to loud gasp as she discovered her aunt and uncle at our table. It was a wonderful evening for all of us – a memory to cherish for sure.

‘Til next time,



She’s Got the Music In Her — 17 Comments

  1. ah, Go ahead and brag!! Nice pics. So wonderful that you have your own personal entertainment too. Great surprise for your daughter. Can you beat that! (PUN) she plays the drums of all instruments. Cool. Bet it was fun growing up with her at home !lol!

    xx, Carol

  2. Hey Carol ๐Ÿ™‚
    How’s it goin? I miss you!

    Hope you, Terry, and the kids are having a nice summer.

    Lol, “Beat that” – you are too funny! ๐Ÿ˜€

    We did have lots of years of flute music in the background while our daughter was growing up!! Luckily, it wasn’t very long until all that initial squeeking turned into real music! But as for the drums – she waited until she was an adult to play them, so it’s her neighbors who hear the noise!

    Stay cool…. we are melting here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. None of my family has a musical note! How I wish someone could sing or play an instrument. I couldn’t even sing Christmas carols or children’s songs – just can’t carry a tune or even hear the notes.
    Great pix and what a pretty girl she is. Not ‘beating’ around the bush, am I?

  4. Clenna!
    I’ve been thinking of you lately. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a relaxing summer after that busy spring season at school.
    Have you had your vacation to TN? Bet you came home with new clothes for the grandkids!

    My daughter will love your compliment! You’re very “punny”, too! lol

  5. Your daughter will love this post. I see the mic next to her face. Does she sing too?

    Your comment on being the oldest in the crowd reminded me of a concert we took my mom to YEARS ago. To see Kool and the Gang. I think she was about the oldest there. She snapped her fingers and wiggled all parts of her body all night. She had more fun than anyone. And knew all the songs.

  6. Hi Donna ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yes, she does sing, too! In fact, for a few of their numbers, she leaves the drums and comes to the front to sing.

    Wow! Kool and the Gang!?!
    How great is that? So nice of you to give your Mom such a fun experience! Makes me smile. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Being Sir Beads Brother, I may be a little prejudiced, but my wife and myself found out that our niece has a beautiful voice to round out her musical talent. It was so much fun to surprise her at this event.

  8. Your daughter is beautiful as well as talented. I’m another one who doesn’t sing or play an instrument. My dogs can sing better than I can. I would love to see more of your family photos. It was nice to see Sir Beads brother post too. What a great suprise too.

    The heat here isn’t fit for man or beast and I cannot wait till we get a break. Last night at 11 o’clock the heat index was 104, its nuts. I hope everyone is having some fun this summer. Getting ready to start school in a few weeks, and I’m looking forward to it. Take Care,

  9. Greetings Kelly! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh, you poor girl!!!! 104 heat index? I’d be limp as a dishrag and constantly whining. Do your puppies Kouga and Milele run through a sprinkler to cool off? Must be tough for them in the heat.

    This has been quite a summer. We just heard on the news that Texas has had 33 days straight of 100 degree temps!!!! Whew!

    What courses are you planning on for this fall?

    I checked out the bakery link you left in your previous comment. It looks charming! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hey, there’s a MAN on here!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Our area has been setting records too. Never have I known it to be so hot for so long!!

  11. Oh Donna!
    You make me giggle! (“. . . there’s a MAN on here!”)

    I know we all agree the heat is no laughing matter! I’m grateful to have a/c but it’s having trouble keeping up with the high temperatures, lately. I’m kind of afraid to open the next electric bill! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  12. Your daughter does love this post! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks indeed for all the compliments, dear Bead Readers! And thanks again especially to Sir Beads’ Brother for making the trek. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Hi Melissa, when your group becomes famous we will be able to say, “we know her AND her mom!!”. Break a leg…. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. First off, you can brag about your sweet girls anytime! I’ll ALWAYS love hearing about them. Second, she’s as beautiful as she is talented…and third…what a great post!

    …700 posts!!! You go girl!

    Paulette ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. …and your other daughter is just as beautiful! I love the necklace she made, but the sparkle in her pretty blue eyes far out does any from the beads! Loved that post as well!

    xoxo Paulette ๐Ÿ™‚

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