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The Power of Music
That's a beautiful story. Music and math are the universal languages!
By: PT Dilloway on October 18, 2013
It's not just grown men who were crying, because I did, too, when I read this heartwarming story. Beautiful.
By: Shelly on October 18, 2013
By: cranky on October 18, 2013
What a great story! Reminds me of a conversation I struck up with a man named 'Petro' when my ship visited Corfu, Greece. He didn't speak a lick of English (what he said was all Greek to me...BA DUM BUM) and I didn't speak Greek. But, we got on famously for a couple hours. Of course, we were sitting at a bar, so that may have helped.
By: Al Penwasser on October 18, 2013
What a great story!
By: The Bug on October 18, 2013
truly a marvel. i am so glad they finally were reunited.
By: TexWisGirl on October 18, 2013
Stephen- what a marvelous memory-it brought tears to my eyes. You have such a wonderful gift of transporting us to memorable moments in time. Do you have photos of that soft sweet time with the three brothers playing their guitars?
By: Kathe W. on October 18, 2013
What a lovely lovely story. You always tell such nice stories :)
By: Hey Monkey Butt on October 18, 2013
Lovely--you made me cry, too!!
By: fishducky on October 18, 2013
Beauty from travail.
By: mimi on October 18, 2013
So beautiful of a memory I'm sure. Thank you for telling this wonderful story.
By: Bouncin Barb on October 18, 2013
That's an amazing story, overflowing with love. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on October 18, 2013
I love this story...and I'm blinking back the tears, too.
By: Pixel Peeper on October 18, 2013
That is a beautiful story. I too, was nearly in tears although it is such a happy story. Did your family take pictures and did the 3 brothers stay in touch?
By: Cheryl P. on October 18, 2013
That's beautiful. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on October 18, 2013
What an awesome story!
By: Scott Cody Park on October 18, 2013
Beautiful story. I'd cry too if I was separated from my brothers for 60 years.
By: red on October 18, 2013
Definitely touching and a fairy tale ending. I'd love to read more as the story unfolded in the months and years that followed.
By: Daniel LaFrance on October 18, 2013
What a beautiful, emotional story. To think so many years had passed by but the music was like yesterday. Music never dies, it just lives on and on. It would have been such a shame if they were to part without having any communication.
By: Rum Punch Drunk on October 18, 2013
The power of music indeed. Lovely story. You asked on my blog about "Pound The Alarm" saying shouldn't it be "Sound". Singer Nicki Minaj recently had a big hit with Pound The Alarm, and that's what I was referring too. :)
By: LL COOL JOE on October 18, 2013
That's sweet. And Ricky Delgado again saved the day.
By: Val on October 18, 2013
It's hard to imagine three brothers who don't speak the same language and can't talk to one another. We often forget how different the world was back then. I myself couldn't talk to my own grandmother. She spoke a mishmash of three languages, and I could never figure out what she was saying. But then, nobody in my family played music (until my son came along; we can figure out where THAT came from.)
By: tom sightings on October 19, 2013
What an uplifting story! Testimony to the power of music.
By: Bryan Jones on October 19, 2013
So fortunate that you have this wonderful memory,Stephen.I often wonder how much awkwad tension there would be in the room, if a bunch of s bloggers all got together, when we chat so easily in print. I don't play any instruments, I'll have to remember to bring a radio.
By: Kennt on October 19, 2013
That is an amazing story - the image of them finding a common language like music provides so quickly. How were they separated by such distances? Was it just the luck of the draw for who could take care of them?
By: Katy Anders on October 19, 2013
Well, if you were here, you'd see another grown man crying. What a moving story.
By: Mitchell Is Moving on October 20, 2013
By: jenny_o on October 20, 2013
What a great story! I'm glad they found a way to communicate. Did they ever see each other again? It's sad when children lose their parents and then lose their siblings too.
By: jenny_o on October 20, 2013
I just love this story Stephen.
By: John on October 21, 2013
What an amazing and beautiful story. Thank you for your telling of a wonderful family heirloom. It has to be such a treasured memory. And darn it you made me cry again. You asked yesterday about the black calla lilies. I had never seen one before but apparently they are hybridized to be the darkest red I have ever seen. They are quite gorgeous. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on October 23, 2013
What a lovely and tender story. You have such a way of bringing these men back to life. I'm fascinated by the fact that there was little difficulty in the written words of their ongoing communication but such problems with trying to converse verbally. Language and dialect is so interesting.
By: Hilary on October 24, 2013
i am just catching up here. i am so glad I took the time. thank you for sharing this moment, which i believe was truly sacred. i confess i am dabbing my eyes.
By: lime on November 3, 2013
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