Friday, November 11, 2011

Songs That Make Us Sing Saturday- Remembrance/Veterans Day

Are You Ready For Another Saturday Linky Party?? 
Well then get your dancing shoes on and those singing voices ready because ME, Ginger of Just Another Mom of Twins and Becca of Because I'm the Mommy are hosting a "Songs That Make Us Sing Saturday Blog Hop!!" 
Oh Ya! This Is Gonna Be FUN! FUN! FUN!

Hey It's a PARTY So We Don't Have Any Rules!!
(Except NO puking...the Mommies can't handle anymore puking.)

Here is how it will work and just a few guidelines:

1.  Please Follow the TWO of "Us"  (we're so much more than just songs...LOL) If you're a new follower please leave us a comment so we can follow you back!
2. Pick A Song...any song that makes you wanna sing! Old-New-Country-Pop-Punk...anything goes. (Let's try to keep it family friendly if we can...LOL) If you want, tell us why the song makes you wanna SING!
3.  Add your link to the "Playlist"
4.  We'd REALLY like you to copy the Linky Code (just click on "get the code") in to your post so your blogger buds can join in on the fun or link back to the both of us so they can at least "find" the party, but you don't have to.
5.  We'd love to see the video of your song (which can easily be shared via but if you just wanna list your favorite song of the day, we're "cool" with that too!
6.  Hey, and don't forget to grab our button while you are at it.  (BCIMommy still likes it cause she thinks it sounds dirty. *teehee*)

Just Another Mom of Twins
Take a Pittance of Time...Lest We Forget

 On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

When eleven oclock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the two minutes of silence to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terrys anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, A Pittance of Time. 


  1. Seems like I shared this with you before, but I'm not just so happened that I was in Canada a couple of times on Remembrance Day. I was in a meeting one time, and the entire building stopped and a poem was read over the intercom. I thought that was so know that virtually everyone in the entire country was stopped at that moment. It's definitely an awesome tradition. :)

  2. I remember this video. I'm moved to tears every time I see it. My dad was a veteren of WWII, serving 4 years in the European Theater.

    When speaking about his time there, he only talked about the life-long friends that he made in the fox holes and bombed out buildings where they made camp. He kept in touch with a half dozen or so of them throughout his life.

    I still correspond with the only remaining buddy from his platoon each year at Christmas time. He's 92 now and he and his wife are just the lovliest people. As each year passes, I wait for their card with anticipation and the hope that it won't be the last time.

    Thanks for posting this in honor of those who served. I hope we never forget the courageous men and women who gave their all for us. :~)

  3. Thanks Mandy! It is a nice tradition for sure and this song really helps us remember that it's only a pittance of time compared to what others have done for us!

    Mrs B- Thanks for sharing that...I hope your Christmas card comes this year! ;) Thanks for linking up!

  4. I had never heard this story or this song! Thank you for sharing such a powerful piece.

  5. I am a new GFC follower! I came from the Wild Weekend Blog & Facebook Hop.

  6. I'm your newest follower on GFC. Would love a visit and follow back.



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