Sunday, July 26, 2009

He Did It---The National Anthem

Remember the post a few days ago when I mentioned hubby was going to sing the National Anthem at our Baseball stadium? Well, HE DID IT and did great! I'm so proud of him. The crowd seemed enthusiastic and pleased as well. He has never sung for that many people before and I'm sure he was a little nervous.
Here's my cameras all charged and ready to go. Had to do my check list, you know. Cameras, tickets, hanky etc.
One quick picture before we left.
At the stadium being told when to enter the field.

Waiting to start while the Color Guards entered the field with their flags and being introduced as an Army Veteran during the Viet Nam War.

Singing the National Anthem.
Waiting, out of respect, for the Color Guard to exit the field.

His own exit from the field. Yeh, Honey you did great!

Afterwards meeting the Manager of the Drive baseall team and the owner of the team.

Of course, I had to add a picture of Jonas, our three year old grandson who sang the whole song through with Papa from the stands.

Some of you have asked if I could download the video of him. You can view it on the following you if care to.
Thanks for dropping by... I'll be by to see you too.


Charlotte said...

Wow, how exciting. Wish I could have heard it.

Charlotte said...

He did a great job. Terrific voice. I know you're proud.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'll have to go to Joe's laptop to hear it, I don't know how to do it on this computer!

The picture of him is wonderful! Love the flag tie! And I love the picture of Jonas, wish I could have seen and heard him singing with his Papa!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I just went to the laptop to hear Tom sing! WOW!!! He is great! I think that is a hard song to sing, but he didn't miss a note! Very good, Tom! When are you going on the road!! I can say "I know that guy" when you get famous!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose,
Wonderful job your hubby did singing the anthem. It gave me goosebumps to hear him sing. What a talent he is and a beautiful voice. He looked so nice and makes one feel so proud that we have great Americans like your hubby, that sing with the love of our country. I know you are so proud of him and rightfully so. Beautiful. Loved the pic os Jonas too. So cute.

Your yard is gorgeous and your knockout roses doing so well. Mine are hanging on. With our triple digit has been a challenge.But they are doing good considering.
I love your sitting areas in the yard too. So inviting. You know how much I love your decorating and your yard is so relaxing.

Hope you have a great week.
Blessings to you sweet friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Oh! Rose, how proud you must be, and your husband looks so great with his patriotic tie. I will go and listen to him sing, And how sweet of Jonas to sing along with him, this is one memory that he and you all will cherish forever. Thank you for sharing.

Just me said...

WOW! How proud you guys most feel! Good Job! Your husband looks so happy. AWESOME!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm heading over to hear it now! I love how he dressed for the occasion! What a true American! Enjoy your day!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just watched it. It was awesome! Please let him know how well he did!!!

Nancy said...

OOOH!!! Everytime I hear that song it gives me chills!! He has a strong, beautiful voice!!!! I enjoyed that video!!! Thanks for sharing it with us! Nancy

Heather said...

that is so awesome! yay hubby! i am definitely going to check out the video. what a proud moment for all of you. he looked so handsome too!

Linda said...

That is so wonderful! Love it! Linda

Joy said...

Wow, that is awesome. He must be really good and how many people can say they have done that.

Terry said...

That is getting the job done!

Happy@Home said...

Hands clapping over here!! He did a great job and looked so nice in his flag tie. I'm sure your whole family feel very proud. How cute that Jonas sang along in the stands.

With regards to you recent comment about my cake, if you would like the recipe just click on the name of the cake in my first paragraph and it will take you right to it. It really was yummy.

Dawn said...

Fabulous job! That is such a hard song to sing, and to do it acapella on top of it - great. He has a fabulous voice - does he get to use it on a regular basis?

I looked at your post on the landscaping. I took pictures of our yard year after year, and did a post last year on our 30th year - our trees are huge now and I'd sure hate to leave them behind and move!

Sonia said...

That is so cool-he looked very patriotic..I'm sure you were so proud of him! Miss Bloomers

Miss Janice said...

Awesome! What an honor! I will be posting the Lilly Photo of the Week later on today...I'm so behind with my whole blog thing:)

Lynn said...

And did you fill your hankie with tears?
I would have.
That was way, WAY, special!
I'll bet you haven't "come down" yet!

grammy said...

Hi, I came over from Grandma Dawn's place. I loved the clip of your hubby singing (o:

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Rose that is wonderful! I know you were so proud of him. :)

ceekay said...

I knew he would do a great job! He is truly celebrity of the day...maybe the week! And a newspaper article to boot....I can say I remember when.....his humble beginnings...playing the comb!

Linda C said...

This is sooo awesome! I watched the video-- just terrific!!

Linda C

GapGirl said...

How wonderful. We have attended many Drive games. WHat a beautiful Stadium.<3

Celestina Marie said...

Hey Rose, So nice to see you. I stopped by a bit ago as I had been thinking of you. Saw you had not posted yet and figured you might later today, and I would return. So sorry to hear you have been under the weather with a sore throat. No fun in the hot weather for sure. Take care and feel better soon.

Thank you for the kind comments. The water color will be so nice when framed. I am waiting for the framer to finish my chosen mattes and frame. I will post it when done.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose,

I certainly enjoyed hearing your hubby sing! I think we must be close to being neighbors. We live in the Simpsonville area. In fact, my husband is also a Viet Nam vet and we have many good memories from his Navy days.

I've marked your site as a favorite and will be back to check in! I don't have a blog...but I surely do enjoy reading them.

God bless,