Monday, December 29, 2014

taps for my dad Dec. 29th 2014

Sadly my dad passed on as of last tue.
we had an honor guard from the army at the interment today with me as bugler (on trumpet). i used the newly acquired bach which dad had gotten chance to try last spring  the day i bought it.

you see my dad gave me my 1st trumpet lesson when i was age 9. being a second generation trumpet player it was an honor to play taps for my dad.
in fact, in my view, i felt that had if i had not played it would have been dishonorable.
my dad had done this detail many times and said that echo taps was much harder emotionally to play for. (we didn't do echo) the indoor mausoleum at st gerts in Colonia has quite an echo so i was placed at the entrance foyer entering the mausoleum chapel. i am proud to say that with Gods help i was able to play honorably.


  1. Sorry to hear your sad news, yet with the gift of music he will live on whenever you play your trumpet.

    1. thank you i never thought of it that way.
      i also play uke and so did he having taught me at the same age. i accompanied him at many social events when he played piano.
      we thought on the same plane which made it fun.

  2. I think it's important for everyone that someone was able to retain composure at a moment like that. At my father's funeral, I was the only one who got up to speak, and perhaps tell his gathered friends some things they never knew about the man I was proud to call my dad.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    1. thank you Meg.
      i am sorry to hear that your dad has passed also.

  3. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to comment, but my condolences to you and your family, Diana. That was a lovely tribute. Hope you are doing well, hon.


  4. thank you Cassidy. hope you are doing well as well.