When Uncle Took the Fiddle

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While going through our collection of CDs, I discovered a recording we made many, many moons ago (Arwen was 3 and Lorien 2). We made this recording as a party favor for friends and family at Arwen's 4th birthday party. The recording is a dramatized version of the children's book "When Uncle Took the Fiddle," a favorite with our girls when they were small. In our home, though, it was always "When Daddy Took the Fiddle." At the party, we gave away the recoring along with a copy of the book. This book is sadly no longer in print, although you can still purchase used copies fairly cheaply. So, Jennifer decided this week to make a "movie of the book" -- quite literally! This is a short video of the book and the audio - we hope you enjoy!

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  • #15448
    RockRock
    Participant

    `Very Cool John and all. Great sound effects too. Good fun!! 🙂

    #15460
    AvatarGoldberry
    Participant

    How precious.  I always enjoy your posts that include your family.  What a special gift that must have been.  I am ordering a copy of this book for my own family – abe.com has them for a great price.  I love the old-fashioned illustrations and it really portrays the heart of this music that we love – family and friends making music together.

    #15488
    peggyspeggys
    Participant

    Very creative John! I love all the giggles in the background.

    Goldberry, thanks for the bookstore connection…I hadn heard of it before.

    #15490
    JustineJustine
    Participant

    What a wonderful idea to make a party favor of this charming book. Thank you for sharing this!

    #15495
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
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    I must admit it brought a tear to my eyes when I put that in the CD player. Such memories! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    PS~ I love Abe Books!

    #15534
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Love that so much!

    #15536
    nagumaqnagumaq
    Participant

    That was great , thanks John and family :O)
    Gu

    #16092
    Avatar1943
    Participant

    John, that was beautiful. What a lovely gift and what a lovely family! Love it!

    #16657
    Great ScottGreat Scott
    Moderator

    John — I have made numerous mental notes to come back here and leave a comment for you but I kept forgetting (old age ‘n all). So, here it is…

    Really loved your creativity with this one! A special treat for my very old eyes and ears! Thank you for making me feel young again! 🙂

    #16785
    Great ScottGreat Scott
    Moderator

    Make more!  Make MORE!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc

     

    Yes!  More!!

    #16847
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thanks Scott! I wish there was more. I don’t have enough memories from when they were small. 🙁 Cherish it while you can, folks!

    #18402
    RockRock
    Participant

    Fancy meeting you here John. I have another beef. I know I shouldn’t even be in the intermediate section of songs but I just could not get that song out of my head. I won’t tell you the one i’m talking about because I bet you can figure it out, MY LEFT WRIST IS KILLING ME.

    #18404
    RockRock
    Participant

    Come on John, its not that hard. Left wrist killing me and intermediate lessons.
    What are you doing homework. Like I tell my wife never give out homework. If you must do one of those scrible in the circles type test. Then you just have a card zip your done. She gave me some cockamamy story about you can’t do that with algebra. Yea sure, I bet I could. 🙂

    #18501
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Ha yes, real-life is keeping me pretttty busy. Sorry about your wrist. Have you been trying to play Anna Lee out of your armpit?

    #18510
    Great ScottGreat Scott
    Moderator

    Okay, John… then you need to write your own children’s stories and video them like you did with W.U.T.T.Fiddle and give it some good artwork and narration and sound effects and VIOLA!(yes, Viola!)  You will be famous in no time!   AND… you will have the time of your life doing it!

    Let me know if you want to find out more about publishing books.  Drop me an e-Mail and we can discuss it a little further.

    #18529
    RockRock
    Participant

    HAHA John, you are correct. Wow first time, Anna Lee I knew you would guess it. 🙂

    #18609
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    I’ll do that, Scott!

    Rock, now we know why those old timers didn’t bathe and played the fiddle from the armpit. They didn’t want anyone to borrow their fiddle!

    #18652
    RockRock
    Participant

    good one John, I will tell something if you can keep a secret. The grands in my family used to say a bath is weakening. When baths was taken back then they used a wash tub. first to last, I wouldn’t want to be the last. 🙂

    #18713
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Yipes. Hey, I’ve been there. I had four siblings and we all bathed in the same water every Saturday night. By the time we were finished, there was quite a “ring” around the tub.

    #18728
    RockRock
    Participant

    I John, for myself I wouldn’t know. I just hear things. 🙂

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