Val's parents in the San Diego Union Tribune
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Wed Nov 12 17:22:55 UTC 2008
Wow, what a great story!
Thank you for sharing it, Val, and every happiness to your Dad on his birthday!
You are very fortunate to have your parents still with you, and even
more fortunate to be able to give them such a gift.
-- Kim from Boston
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> November 12, 2008
> Being a very proud daughter of terrific parents, I am writing a little "off
> topic" to share with you an article about my parents in the San Diego Union
> Tribune last Sunday...
> My folks are in their late 80's. 62 years ago, my Dad wrote a love song to
> my mother while he was testing the atom bomb while in the Navy (I am not
> kidding ;-)
> My Dad is a physicist, and took part in testing atom bombs...you can read
> about it in detail here:
> the story behind the song:
> So I gave my Dad a birthday gift (he will be 87 years old on Dec 3). I
> arranged with a professional recording studio to record my Dad's song
> The song was sitting in his closet for all these years and never
> published...I thought it was such an amazing story about how it was written,
> and the song itself is a good tune and lyrics...
> Well...to my great joy, the recording studio thought this was a good story
> too, and they arranged for the San Diego Union Tribune to send a reporter
> and photographer to write about it...
> To our amazement, we opened the newspaper last Sunday to find a huge
> article. You can read it on http://www.paulmsutton.org/.
> The San Diego Union Tribune even posted the actual song, which you can
> listen to, sung by the professional singer or by my Dad.
> Today the three of us are going to a luncheon where they will be playing the
> song in his honor...
> We are leaving now for the luncheon...My heart is filled with joy ;-)
> I bet all of you have family members you are proud of?...Want to share with
> the SignWriting List? Feel free to do so. Good stories are always uplifting!
> Talk to you tomorrow -
> Val ;-)
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