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Time only lasts for a moment .. when it is gone, it is gone ..

why not fill each moment with fun, laughter and inspiration.

There were many times when Dot was just in bed .. that doesn't have to mean just lying there in silence looking at four walls.
Hired fun, inspirational and musical DVD's on the cheap Tuesdays ($1-$2) for the times when it wasn't possible to take her to the movies.

And to personalise what she could watch, i.e. taking into account her interests and entertainers she had known during her life,
all were accessible with just a click on the computer. The screen was at the bottom of her bed so she could watch all the video clips online.
One particular night I was up late looking for clips for her and I turned around to see her wide-eyed trying to look over my shoulder to see what I watching as she could hear the sound. We both sat up after that watching the hilarious, worst performers on talent shows and yodelling performers, both phenomenal and terrible ones. Both of us were laughing ..

There was a wide variety of You Tube Clips Dot would watch .. some relevant to her generation, others just because they had such an uplifting tempo. Just because older people knew different entertainers growing up, doesn't mean that they wouldn't respond to newer music with either a beat or beautiful sentimet.

Life is a buffet .. so is entertainment ..Try it all !!

Some of the clips Dot watched - they're free & readily accessible with broadband
I have sourced some of the clips so that they can be seen altogether without searching for them:

Click on the blue link- "You Tube Channel" below
to get an idea of the fun she had listening to all styles of music:

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Andy Seymour - The Gospel According to Elvis, the Art of Croon

Andre Van Duin - Als je huilt (for a laugh)
Andrews Sisters & Dean Martin - Medley
Andy Seymour - Gospel According to Elvis
Andy Stewart - Donald Where's your Troosers
Anthony Callea - The Prayer
Celtic Woman - Ave Maria
Charlotte Church - Ave Maria
Banjo Band - Strangers on the Shore
Banjo Band - Hungarian Dances
Banjo Band - Just a Closer Walk with Thee
BB King - clip from "Heart and Soul"
Bill Bailey (song)
Blues Brothers - Everyone Needs Someone
Blues Brothers - Shake your Tail Feather
Bobby Darrin - Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darrin - If I were a Carpenter
Bobby Darrin - You must have been a beautiful baby
Bonnie Taylor - If I sing you a lullaby
Brahms Lullaby (instrumental)
Boney M - By the Rivers of Babylon
Lisa Minnelli - Bye Bye Blackbird
CCR - Midnight Special
Charlie Landsborough - Heaven Knows
Charlie Landsborough - I will love you all my life
Chicken Yodel (song)
Chico Marx piano
Connie Talbot - Smile
Connie Talbot - Somewhere over the Rainbow
Connie Talbot - What a wonderful World
Danny Kaye - Ballin the Jack
Danny Kaye & Satchmo - When the Saints Go marching in
Delltones - Mr Bassman
Delltones - She's my Baby
Eddie Duchin - Dizzy Fingers
Does your chewing gum lose it's flavour (song)
Duelling Banjos (instrumental)
Elvis - Way Down
Elvis - Amazing Grace
Elvis (laughing version) - Are you Lonesome Tonight
Elvis - O Happy Day
Eva Cassidy - Anniversary Song, Autumn Leaves, Danny Boy, Fields of Gold,
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Tennessee Waltz, Time is a Healer, What a Wonderful World
Foster & Allen - Maggie
Bill Gaither & quartet 4 older men singing (funny)
Bill Gaither - He Touched Me
Bill Gaither - Go Tell it on the Mountain
Greensleeves (instrumental)
Guitar with two people playing the one instrument
Gum Leaf playing (any)
Guy Sebastian - Climb Every Mountain
Halleluljah chorus (any)
Harmonica group
Harpo Marx - Hungarian Rhapsody
He's got the whole world in his hands (song)
Home Among the Gum Trees (song)
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (instrumental)
How Great Thou Art (song)
I'm gonna Knock on your door (song)
I've been everywhere (song)
JD Sumner - A little talk with Jesus, Turn your radio on,
Elvis has left the building, Peace in the Valley, Sweetest Song, Where Could I Go
Johnny O'Keefe - Shout
Al Jolson & Mills Bros - Is it true what they say about Dixie
Josh Groban - O Holy Night
Just a gigolo (song)
Lambchops - This is the song that never ends
Lambeth Walk (song)
Les Miserables - Do you hear the people sing, Master of the House, One Day More
Libera - Abide with me, Sanctus
Liberace - 12th Street Rag, Beer Barrel Polka, Boogie Woogie, Tea for Two, Tiger Rag
Sound of Music - Lendler Waltz, Lonely Goatherd
Mahalia Jackson - Down by the Riverside
Al Jolson - Mammy
Mario Lanza - Lords Prayer
Marx Bros - piano
Meditation music - Indian music, rainforest sounds
Michael Crawford - When you Wish Upon a Star
MIKE WOOLLETT By Popular Request, Can't Help Falling in Love, Chicken Dance,
Christmas, Let's Have a Knees Up, Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, Magic Fingers, Make it a Party, Memories of You,
Misty, Moloney Trio, montage of life, Mt Cotton Dance, Roll out the Barrel, Running Bear,
Singalong, Sunday Arv part i/ii, Third Man Theme, Toe Tapping Time
Mills Brothers & Dean Martin - Up a Lazy River, Paper Doll
Mills Brothers - Beer Barrel Polka, Hold that Tiger, Hymns, I'll See you in my Dreams,
Let Me Call you Sweetheart, You are my Sunshine
Westminster Choir - Misere
Max Bygraves - My Ol' Man's a Dustman
Nature's Praise (instrumental & pictures)
Paul Potts - Nessun Dorma
Pan flute (instrumental)
Personality (song)
Edith Piaf - Three Bells
Andrew (Britain's got Talent) - Pie Jesu
Red River Valley (song)
Ivan Rebroff - Ave Maria
Andre Rieu - Hava Nagila, Light Cavalry March, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,
William Tell Overture, Wonderful World, Zorbas Dance, Jingle Bells
Andre Rieu & DJ Otzki - Danube
Rod McKuen - What a Wonderful World
Rolf Harris - Six White Boomers, Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Sammy Davis Jnr - Impersonations, Mr Bojangles
Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) & Dean Martin -Rock a Bye Your Baby
Seekers - Gospel Medley, This Land is your Land, We shall not be Moved
Semper Fidelis (march)
Shakin' Stevens - Green Door, This ol' House
Stars 'n Stripes (instrumental)
Tommy Emmanuel - Guitar Boogie
Trace Canini - demo video
Unchained Melody from "Ghost"
Victor Borge & Dean Martin - Pronunciation sendup
Lee Marvin - Wandrin Star
Wayne Newton - When the Saints Go Marching In
Wayne Scott Kermond (Candyman) - Make Em Laugh, "Candyman" songs, "Singin in the Rain.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (song)
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Yodelling .. as many as could find.
10 yo old piano genius
100 yo banjo player: Autumn Leaves

Greatest laughs are from talent shows canvassing the worst performers ..

Any moment can be made lighter, brighter with music ..

Often I would sway her hands to the music & she'd be smiling .. or do a twirl under her raised arm.
If she was standing, would just sway her to the music.

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