Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Frank Dugan Loved to Sing

"Songs of Inspiration"
My grandfather Frank Dugan loved to sing.

I sang in a band during my high school years, later--solo at church functions. Once I sang for 200 plus people at a church revival, other smaller revivals, a women’s (church) conference and a wedding.  

I love singing, too.

One Sunday after I had sang for my church, a man who grew up with my mom, told me that my voice reminded him of my Grandpa Frank’s singing voice. I knew that my grandpa loved singing, but no one had ever compared my voice to his. 
I have a songbook of his. This well worn songbook has his name written inside, in my grandmother's handwriting. 
Frank Dugan.

The first song in the book: There Shall be Showers of Blessings

I can imagine that he sang with zest and perhaps sang to me once during the six months we lived with him.  Someday I'll hear Grandpa Frank sing again--in heaven. Perhaps we'll sing together.

The last page.
Here's my post on and photos of Frank Dugan's family.

And.that's.a.wrap! My third A-Z Blogging Challenge has been completed. In the process, I've brought out of hiding family treasures to share with you. I hope you enjoyed my posts.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet you will sing together in Heaven and it will be a glorious sound onto God!
Congratulations on finishing the Challenge.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. Grandpa will be waiting for you .. and those happy singing days can be shared once again.

I've thoroughly enjoyed joining you along your treasure trove of family life and treasures .. they've been special - and are to you, as we can see.

Congratulations on zestily finishing ... and see you soon - cheers Hilary

Arlee Bird said...

It takes a lot of courage to sing like that!

Congratulations on finishing yet another Challenge with another excellent theme.

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Pat Hatt said...

Singing in front of that many people is a feat indeed

Stephanie Faris said...

Singing with confidence is definitely impressive. Perhaps that's what she meant--you sang with that same passion and conviction.

cleemckenzie said...

Nothing so lovely as a song. Here's to your duet with Grandpa. It will sound amazing.

Lynn Proctor said...

i know i would love to hear you :)

JoJo said...

Congratulations on finishing A-Z and for sharing those amazing heirlooms with us. You have a lot of treasures to pass down to the next generations.

Sunni said...

Just now found your blog. I'll be back to read your posts. I wrote about childhood memories too for the challenge this year. I enjoy reading about other people's memories.


Teresa Cypher said...

What a beautiful remembrance, Teresa. I wonder how much singing that front porch heard? :-) I nevermet my grandpap, but I know that he played the fiddle--on the front porch, and my aunt Mary played the guitar. My grandma played the organ. An elderly neighbor, some years ago, told me one day while I visited her that she remembered my grandma and grandpap. She recalls one winter night, wrapped in blankets, her family drove a sleigh to my grandparents home out in the "hollow". And they danced jigs the whole evening. That's the house I grew up in--out in the hollow. :-) I wish I could go back for a day, to the 1930s when all of this would have been going on.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Your posts have been wonderful!

Congrats on finishing!

Susan Kane said...

Such love in this tender post! Frank Dugan influenced you in everyway.