Tuesday, September 30, 2008

i've been tickled by a yellow bumble bee

when i was a little girl, i loved visiting my dad at work. He works for a ministry called Bethel Colony of Mercy. It's a faith-based drug and alchohol rehab, and might seem like a strange place for a little girl to hang out, but i loved visiting my daddy. He has always taken such good care of my brother and i, and i can't remember a single time that we ever felt unsafe or unwelcome at Bethel. My dad is quite a quirky person! If you don't know him, you'll just have to take my word for it. He has all kinds of unique sayings and quotes, and silly things that he says simply because he thinks they are funny. No one else may get it, but he does and he's definately laughing about it. That's what i love about him (among the other bazillion things that make him wonderful).
Well, he also has a very "different" taste in music, and he can't wait to share what he thinks is musical bliss with everyone else. So, back in the day, there was a song by George Younce, former bass singer for The Cathedrals, that he loved to play over the intercom at work. The men had no choice. They simply had to listen until the song was over. I used to beg him to play it every time i visited, and like most daddys do, he had a hard time saying no to his little girl. I would like to take this moment to apologize to all the Bethel Men i forced to listen unwillingly to this song. It's called the laughing song. You'll see why. (skip past the interview part to the part where he's singing)

5 comments:

Pastor D said...

How did I grow up in the Gaither era church and not hear this song?! I can see why your Dad likes it.

It still cracks me up that the fearless leader of a rehab ministry took me to the "Wine Vault" for lunch.

d

Amanda said...

haha did you see that girls big hair at the end??? wow! i've not heard this song in over a decade!

Anonymous said...

Funny...Stacy and I were talking about this song today at Bethel and wondering if Don still had it. He's going to play it soon for the guys "just because his little girl enjoys it so much"!
mom

Melody said...

awesome!! i hope it's this weekend while i'm there!!!

Kara Dixon said...

So, I was wondering if George Younce had Pteronophobia. That would be really scary for him, I'm sure...

haha