Saturday, May 1, 2010

Turn Around...




My friend Loretta over at the House of Houben did a post earlier this week about how fast kids grow up...go and have a look over at the House of Houben to see her son and nephew from stroller to grown men...it makes you think about how short our time on earth really is and how fast it goes by. I remembered a song I saw performed on TV many years ago and so had to go looking for it to post in her comment section. Of course one thing led to another and thoughts of time passing made me go around taking pictures of my little dear heart as she is growing up way to fast also. I changed computers along the way and haven't quite gotten the hang of posting pictures from CD's so the picture quality isn't good...I got creative and took pictures of the pictures hanging on my walls, the last one is her school picture this year which I do not have a hard copy of but took a picture of it when I saw it as I thought it was so cute. Well, in any case, here is the song that has been going through my head since seeing Loretta's inspiring post:

TURN AROUND
Written by: Harry Belafonte, Alan Greene & Malvina Reynolds


Where are you going
My little one, little one
Where are you going
My baby, my own

Turn around and you’re two
Turn around and you’re four
Turn around and you’re a young girl
Going out of the door

Turn around, turn around
Turn around and you’re a young girl
Going out of the door

Where are you going
My little one, little one
Little pigtails and petticoats
Where have they gone

Turn around and you’re tiny
Turn around and you’re grown
Turn around and you’re a young wife
With babes of your own

Turn around, turn around
Turn around and you’re a young wife
With babes of your own

Where have they gone
My little ones, little ones
Where have they gone
My babies, my own

Turn around and they’re young
Turn around and they’re old
Turn around and they’re gone
And we’ve no one to hold

Turn around, turn around
Turn around and they’re gone
And we’ve no one to hold

Where are you going
My baby, my own

2 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I believe she was born when we were all on a Chatty list together. How time flies. Taking pictures of pictures worked real well.

Loretta said...

Sniff..sniff...booo....hoooo...she has grown so quickly. The poem is so sad. I see Betty is on here when I am; cool.