Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mama's Song

An American Tune, 2011
cake tester, clothespins, baking rack, sunshine and photocollage on snow.

Mama I, 2011
Mama II, 20100
Mama III, 2011
Mama IV, 2011
Mama I, II, III, and IV, 2011
cake tester, clothespins, baking rack, trivet, sunshine and photocollage, on snow.
My Dad used to sing this song to my mother. There are several versions on Youtube - I chose this one because it is a barbershop version (Dad belonged to the SPEBSQSA). Plus, it was performed on November 8th, which happens to be my Mom's birthday. That sealed the deal...


Susan Beauchemin said...

All those things that Mom touched so many times--the clothespins probably the most and I'm amazed that she kept those clothespins in such good shape! She'd keep them under the sink in a basket--never hanging out on the line like I do. she'd clip the clothes on the pins in the kitchen--then hang them on the lines using those wire clips.
ok--that song did me in--very hard to hear that song without crying--I would have been more of a mess had the camera person got all four young men in the scene! I kept wanting to see the fourth singer, so my tears were distracted.

Susan Beauchemin said...

six clothespins--six children

martha miller said...

and see the order of the six clothespins? who are those two in the middle?

Susan Beauchemin said...

holding hands!

amanda said...

this mama work you are doing is so beautiful and moving, martha. i'm so grateful that you are sharing it.
thinking of you these days...(and on this day in particular, hope you are cozy and warm!)

martha miller said...

thanks, amanda. i had a nice cozy day indoors and out - played in the snow with two of my grandsons and then we made some mail art together and ate homemade butterscotch oatmeal cookies. the best therapy! hope you're keeping warm in your new abode! xo