I was put in charge of creating the memorial video that was to be played at my Grandmother’s funeral today, so that everyone could remember her through the years. I assume this is due to the fact that I seemed to have inherited the title of “Family Historian” which I have no problem with. I love seeing all of these old documents and photos. I ran across this photo of my grandmother from 1938 and I really like it. She looks like she’s saying, “Hurry up and get that picture taken!” I also notice on a lot of the older photos of my grandmother that she had prominent freckles. I don’t remember seeing them on her when she was older. It must be her Irish heritage shining through.
After the break, I have embedded the memorial video that I created. Even though you may not know her, I hope you enjoy the video.
I tried uploading it to YouTube, but it kept finding one of the songs in the movie and flagging the video for copyright, which then removes the audio track. I didn’t feel like refuting that due to “Fair Use” and then have to wait. I just hosted it myself. Hopefully, it will stream nicely for you, though you may need to let if buffer.
Thank you for the inspiration
Thank you for the smiles
All the unconditional love
That carried me for miles
It carried me for miles
But most of all thank you for my life
These were the best of times
I’ll miss these days
Your spirit lit my life each day
My heart is bleeding bad
But I’ll be okay
Your spirit guides my life each day
The music in the video, in case anyone was curious. Use the links to hear samples and/or purchase the songs.
- Jordan Rudess – “The Spirit Carries On” which is actually a piano cover of his band Dream Theater’s version of “The Spirit Carries On.”
- Dream Theater – “The Best of Times” which the lyrics above are from. The movie uses the intro part.
- Piano cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” composed by Scott D. Davis.
- “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” by Bing Crosby. I’m told my Grandpa used to play it for my Grandma.