Cathy Chats,  Tuesday Tunesation

Some One I Miss + #TuesdayTunesation with @EddiReader


Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Last week, The Sound of One Hand Typing, introduced to me to Eddi Reader covering Gene Pitney’s Town Without Pity.  Reader’s sultry style won me over in John’s battle! But, if you’re still listening to the above playlist, then you’ll understand why I like Eddi. Her quiet, almost reverent tone in some of her mewsic arrangements keep my ear pinned to the speakers while I continue composing this post. Allow me if you don’t mind to share a few more Eddi Reader discoveries with you.


Eddi is a Scottish singer/songwriter with a talent for pop, folk, and jazz pieces.  In the mid-to-late 80s, she played with the British band, Fairground Attractions, performing a folk-style, soft rock mewsic before launching a solo career. Reader is the receiver of three Brit Awards topping both the album and single charts.



I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this week and this morning’s prompt:  Someone you miss?

There are many someones I miss who have passed from this life to the next but I know I’ll see my grandparents, brother, mother-in-law, other kin, and friends someday.

The someone I miss is more than a person but a sense. I miss the simple innocence of my children’s youth which is forever gone. There’s something magical in looking back when my children were small. It seemed in those days their whole world revolved around me.  I was the center of their universe. Every morning, they’d greet me with sweet little faces with outstretched arms, warm cheery smiles and a twinkle in their eyes. I was a superhero to them. I chased away the monsters under the bed or hiding in corners. I kissed boo-boos, wiped away tears, and told them everything would be alright. I’d hold their hands, squeeze them tight, and tuck them in at night.  I read them stories, chased them in the yard, and we drew chalk artwork on the driveway. I fixed their meals, washed their tiny hands, kept their clothes clean, and toys put away each day.  Just as quick as night turns into day, so did their childhood vanishing away. I’m left with an empty spot in my heart, remembering a time way back then that seems like only yesterday.

DD#2, DS, DD#1, Summer 1994. This is from an old print, I scanned to the computer and then processed it with Pixelmator improving its quality. If you’re old enough then you know that cameras once used film to capture images.

*reach for Kleenex* Okay, that’s a wrap for this morning. Here’s one last song I’d like to share with you.


One more thing before I dash off. Although, I know he’ll never see this I just wanted to recognize someone very dear to me.  Today is my FIL’s 94th birthday.  Happy Birthday, Austin! May the Lord continue to keep you in His care! We love you!!

Austin in his high school cap and gown. IHS class of 1939

I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me if you want. I hope you’ll join me at midnight and link up with my mid-week meme not-so Wordless Wednesday.


Have a terrific Tuesday!







Create and Craft

I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Rorybore

    I really love her voice!! So simple and beautiful without all the extra trappings of blaring beats and loud music to accompany. Very pure. As is your mama’s heart in what you’ve expressed. So very sweet and beautiful. It’s hard to see that while I am in the midst of what feels like chaos often – LOL – but I appreciate the shared wisdom of those who are beyond my place. It’s so important that amazing women such as you pass these truth nuggets to us. 🙂

  • Josie Two Shoes

    I can so relate to you missing the little children that yours used to be. I feel very much the same. Though I am extremely proud of how awesome my two are, one an RN and one an air-traffic controller, those childhood days went by much too fast with the business of being a mom, taking care of the house, and making ends meet. I wish I could do them over again, and slow things down a lot. Don’t we all? Now when I see a little boy crossing the street on his way home from school my mind flashes back to my own little boy that size. Those were much simpler times, and I’m grateful they grew up then instead of now. A lovely post and a delightful photo of your children! <3

    • Cathy Kennedy

      I would definitely slow things down if I could do it over and not stress over stuff so easily. I guess that’s why grandparents do such a good job mellowing out with the grandkids. 🙂

  • Birgit

    I do like Eddi’s voice…it is so lyrical and I could easily see her do Celtic songs. I think many mothers miss that time in their life when the children were little unless they remember when they threw temper tantrums or were quite naughty. I would love for my dad to be here although he would be 104 comes March 14th. He was 51 when I was born and when I was a teen, we did not have a good time because I was no longer little and he could be rough but he just didn’t know how to deal with me growing up. Anyhow, I was 23 when he passed away and it was just when we were beginning to heal together. I would love to know what he thinks of all that has happened to me, my brother, the world. Even though he had only a grade 4 education he had a great look at the world and was such an avid reader.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Birgit, I can honestly say our kids were very good when they were small. The headaches didn’t happen until after the reached their teens. lol But…even then they weren’t too bad when I looked at some other kids. I count myself blessed beyond measure and I reckon the good Lord knew exactly what I needed. I can imagine the difference you and your pop’s had with the huge age gap. That’s too bad he passed at the time y’all were beginning to come together. Unfortunately, that sort of thing happens. The old timers who didn’t get much schooling were often just as smart as those who went to school but in different ways. I’d take someone who has good common sense and hands-on ability than someone who has only head knowledge and no common sense, you know what I mean? It would be interesting to see how your dad would see things today. I sorta think he’d be shaking his head in disappointment with our world’s current situation.

  • 15andmeowing

    Eddi Reader does have a beautiful voice, I almost drifted off to sleep on the first song. Happy Birthday to your FIL! Excellent answer to who you miss and such a sweet photos of your kids.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Thanks, Ellen for stopping by this morning. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Eddi. She does have a soothing quality to her voice that can put you to sleep. Anytime mewsic can do that to me then I count that as a good thing. 🙂

  • Thomas Anderson

    Hi, Cathy!

    I enjoyed this morning’s mewsic generated by yet another new to me artist, Scottish songbird Eddi Reader. I appreciate her soft, quiet vocal style and simple, no nonsense songs and arrangements., My favorites by Eddi are “The Wanting Kind, “Footsteps Fall,” “Patience of Angels” and “Across the Universe,” the fine Beatles cover sung as a duet with Liam O. Thank you for introducing her to me!

    That is a wonderful portrait of your precious children. I can understand how much you miss the days when they were that age and you were the center of their world, their superhero, protector, caregiver and guiding light. Happy birthday to DH’s father, 94 years old today. I wish Austin a year of good health and happiness.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Cathy!

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Across the Universe and Patience of Angels are two of my favorites as well. Saying goodbye to your children’s childhood is hard. It’s gotten easier over the years but every now and then it creeps upon me hitting me like a ton of bricks. It pains me when they are sad or sick. What I wouldn’t give to be able to wrap them up in my arms dashing the pain (emotional & physical)away! That’s when I turn things over to God, trusting Him to make everything alright. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my FIL. Have a good day, my friend!

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