Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Mondays

The blooms of spring are long gone and the blossoms of summer are fading fast. Soon, the leaves will be changing, mums will be the flower of choice and autumn will be in the air. Last week I visited the local farmers market on the town square. The square has several planters with ever-changing displays of flowers. The images here may be the final burst of summer color for the season.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

September has arrived and that means that the kids are back in school. Our middle grand daughter has started graduate school in sports therapy. The youngest grand daughter is a junior this year and pursuing the same degree as her older sibling. The grandson has decided that trade school is much more to his liking so he is training to be an electrical lineman. The theme this week at 4M is school/education oriented songs. I decided to do a bit of a search for lesser known songs.

The first song speaks to education in general and the need to recognize the fact that every child is different and sees the world in a different light. One of the problems with public education is that the system wants everyone to be the same. This goes all the way through college. A student can attend a liberal college where any conservative viewpoint is shunned and grades will suffer. Likewise, a student may attend a conservative institution of higher learning and any hint of a liberal mindset is penalized. Students are not taught to think for themselves, they are taught to think like their instructors.

During early childhood education, parents must realize that they are the most important factor in the quality of education their child obtains. Reading to the child and encouraging the child to read, even through the summer, will pay untold benefits for a lifetime. Setting schedules for study, play, and rest are vital to the full development of a young mind and body. Every child is a flower and they need proper care to bloom. Not all flowers are red. Okay, I’m through preachin’ now. On with the music.

15 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Oh, but they did take his Kodachrome away. We are almost the last generation that will remember it. I liked your selection of songs and your take on the theme. I’ve never heard the Flowers are Red Leaves are Green poem set to music. It says a lot about the power of a teacher of young children, for good or ill. Alana ramblinwitham

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    1. I had some great teachers at every level of my education.
      The first arrangement of “The Flowers Are Red” I heard came from the author, Harry Chapin. I liked it a lot but I thought the video with the lyrics was more important.


  2. Beautiful flowers and I’m ready for fall. It’s so hot here. It’s always hot here in the summer and each year I’m ready for fall this time of year.

    Love your playlist. Great job.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. 🙂

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  3. Just visiting from Cathy’s blog. I enjoyed your songs especially the first one as that is do true. I encountered teachers like that but never listened. I’d challenge which never worked in my favour. My brother wad told to slow down since he read all the way to the end of the school year. I think he was just in 3rd grade but he felt so bad tgat he thought why do that and became an under achiever. He could have been a valedictorian or whatever but tgat teacher just stunted his growth.

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  4. I just can’t believe how fast summer is slipping away. I won’t complain when the heat is gone. The beautiful flowers I’ll miss but I’m looking forward to autumn’s splendor assuming the weather conditions allow it. Your photos are stunning!

    I used Kodachrome film in my early years. However with the onset of our first born, I opted for Kodacolor since I wanted prints. It was a cheaper option and I didn’t have to worry about having prints made from my slides. Paul Simon’s song is the only one I knew in your set today. Thanks for joining the 4M party. Have a boogietastic month!



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