Monday, February 17, 2014

Report on a Successful Breeding Program

My mother claimed to have once taught my father a song well enough so that he could tell if something was that song or wasn't. He denied it.

My father married a musical wife. I married two musical wives in succession. The child of my first marriage married a musical wife.We have now spent three generations breeding musical ability back into his descendants. This post is to report on the success of the project.

And here is the evidence, produced a few days ago by my grandchildren.


8 Comments:

At 4:21 AM, February 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! (Also on your birthday ;-)

 
At 9:59 AM, February 18, 2014, Anonymous Power Child said...

Hah, that's awesome.

 
At 1:42 PM, February 18, 2014, Blogger Mike said...

Wow. I can't wait for my kids (and grandkids for that matter) to do that for me someday.

 
At 11:24 AM, February 19, 2014, Blogger Old Odd Jobs said...

I especially enjoyed the "cha cha cha" coda

 
At 11:34 PM, February 19, 2014, Blogger Jonathan said...

¬°Felicidades!

 
At 5:38 PM, February 21, 2014, Anonymous Stevo Darkly said...

Sounds quite melodious to me!

Happy birthday to you!

 
At 3:12 PM, February 22, 2014, Anonymous Tom Bridgeland said...

Clearly a success. Congratulations. Are you able to identify the song?

 
At 3:20 PM, February 22, 2014, Blogger David Friedman said...

Tom: The song is happy birthday. I could have known that from the words--but in fact I can recognize tunes. There was some progress from a single generation of the project.

My daughter can both sing and play the harp, but she does not believe she was singing nearly as well as my grandchildren at that age.

 

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