Two of Steve’s granddaughters are presently enrolled in preschool programs in Holland, Michigan and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Great fun was had by all.
This is Gia’s class at the Discovery Preschool in Holland.
Alma’s preschool, Albuquerque Preschool Cooperative, in Albuquerque.
The students at Alma’s preschool in Albuquerque enjoyed sharing Grandpa Steve’s songs as well.
These kids and their teachers were wonderful. I shared a little bit different music with each of the groups and everything went well. My favorite of the day was when I shared “This Land is Your Land” with the kids. I talked all of different people running for president and asked if a man, a woman, an African American, a Native American, a Mexican American, and when I turned around, even though I had already said Asian, this kid looked at me and said “And Asian”, could be president? All of the kids were looking at me and I asked again, “Why can all of these people be president?” Again, all of the kids, And all of the teachers were looking at me. So, I strummed the guitar and said, “Yes, because “This Land is Made For You and Me” and we sang the chorus again. I could see it in the teachers face, “Okay, you did it, It worked”. We had fun!
I was pleased to go to the little town of Weidman in northern Michigan. Pastor Scott Smith invited me to be the “Special Guest” and share some of my stories and songs. The students met at the United Methodist Church. The kids and the adults sang along and Pastor Scott picked a little on his mandolin. It was a great day!
Tia and several of her friends enjoyed a birthday party. Tia’a parents invited me to share the song, “There’s a Bunny in My Backyard” and a few of Tia’s other favorite songs. I enjoyed singing with everyone!
On July 4th, we had a kids show at 10:00 in the morning. What fun we had. We sang songs for the “Lucky Lindy” CD and as you can see in the pictures there was lots of dancing and singing. We moved so fast that some of the pictures are a little blurry.