About Steve Barber

Born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. Attended Lakeview High School and graduated with the great class of 1965. Went to WMU, went in the Navy, married Kathy, returned to WMU, Jake was born, started Teaching in Niles, Michigan; added three wonderful girls, lots of dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, a goat and one horse. Whew, but it was all good. Like the Romney's, we had a "Real" marriage. That's the end of that comparison. The kids all grew up and moved on doing exciting things and each in their own way making the world a better place. After several wonderful weddings, we added a grandson who brings everyone pleasure everyday. We still have our share of cats and dogs and life is good, not perfect, but really great.

Elementary School Show

With these elementary students, I shared my story about my little rescue dog, "Lucky Lindy", fishing with my grandson and my dad, my cats that dance and many more.  The stories cause the listeners to think about the people and events in their own lives.

With these elementary students, I shared my story about my little rescue dog, “Lucky Lindy”, fishing with my grandson and my dad, my cats that dance and many more. The stories cause the listeners to think about the people and events in their own lives.

Playing music and telling stories with the students and their families during the school "School Open House".

Playing music and telling stories with the students and their families during the school “School Open House”.

During the song, "There's a Bunny in My Backyard", students point and shout, "There he goes!"  We enjoy seeing wildlife in the city and in the country.

“There he Goes!”  During the song, “There’s a Bunny in My Backyard”, students point and shout, “There he goes!” We enjoy seeing wildlife in the city and in the country.

Kalamazoo Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents are a gift to the students.  There were eleven Foster Grandparents in my building.  I was please d to have the opportunity to share my songs with this group of Foster Grandparents.  They proved themselves to be kids as heart.

 

 

Oshtemo Library Summer Reading Kick-off

Recently, we played at the Oshtemo Library just outside of Kalamazoo.  There was well over a hundred and fifty people attending with picnic dinners and the works.  It was a great event and we enjoyed ourselves.

This vidio includes some of the story and the songs of “See You Smile” and “The Bunny in My Backyard”.