I love you….a bushel and a peck

I love you….a bushel and a peck

 

My mother (who is in her mid-70’s) is very special to me. At this stage in her life she is starting to have what she calls “memory problems.” Her maternal grandmother had Alzheimer’s, as did her mother, and now she is quite forgetful of many things. We are so very close and I call her every day to see how she is. I tell my family that I call her “because I can.” (We live about 120 miles apart.) I can always picture her loving and nurturing me when I was growing up; we were always close. She used to sing this little song to me when I was young, (just the first two verses, not the part where “you make my life a mess!” haha) and I would eventually sing it to my daughter as well. It’s as if she’s so happy to express how much she loves me….and just can’t contain it. I will always remember this phrase because of my Mom.

 

A Bushel And A Peck
Doris Day
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I’m talkin’ in my sleep
About you, about you
‘Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do
A doodle oodle ooh doo
A doodle oodle oodle ooh doo
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess, yes a mess of happiness
About you, about you
‘Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do
A doodle oodle ooh doo
A doodle oodle oodle ooh doo
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck
It beats me all to heck, how I’ll never tend the farm
Never tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm.

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My dear Mother and me

 

2016-10-12T23:26:24+00:00 Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

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