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K is for Keith and Kite

April is a busy moth for me. Shermanically speaking I have 26 songs and videos to put out for the A to Z challenge. It is often Easter, It is a busy month for our home school co-op and at the 2 church youth groups I work at. It is also the month of my wedding anniversary and the month my youngest brother died. The latter happened 10 years ago this month. For what ever reason I link the song Let’s go Fly A kite with Keith. I can remember him singing it. Keith is one of the few people who ever sang worse than I do so if you heard him sing it you’d probably remember too. I remember going Kite Flying on Easter Sundaya few days after he died. I took my 3 kids and Keith’s 2 kids and remember thinking that He would never be able to take his kids kite flying again. Shortly after that I wrote this.

Which brings us to our Sherman song of the day. Let’s go Fly a Kite.

Mr. Banks: With tuppence for paper and strings,

You can have your own set of wings.

With your feet on the ground, You’re a bird in a flight,

With your fist holding tight, To the string of your kite.

Oh, oh, oh!

Let’s go fly a kite,

Up to the highest height!

Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring.

Up through the atmosphere,

Up where the air is clear,

Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

Bert: When you send it flyin’ up there,

All at once you’re lighter than air.

You can dance on the breeze Over ‘ouses and trees,

With your first ‘olding tight, To the string of your kite

Londoners: Oh, oh, oh!

Let’s go fly a kite,

Up to the highest height!

Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring.

Up through the atmosphere,

Up where the air is clear,

Oh, Let’s go fly a kite!

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Remembering Keith 10 years later.

Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of my youngest brother. Keith passed away shortly after midnight on April 7, 2009. I had just started blogging a few months before Keith died and over the next year, several posts were dedicated to him and his memory. Over the next few weeks and months I plan on sharing some of these posts. Today’s post originally appeared on Nov 11, 2009 on what would have been his 39th birthday.

Several prominent people also dies on April 7th. They include …

P.T. Barnum – Circus Organizer and hoaxer. Died April 7, 1891 at age 80. The saying “A sucker born every minute” is often attributed to him although it may have been uttered by a contemporary.

Henry Ford – Automotive Pioneer. Died April 7, 1947 at age 83. Streamlined auto industry.

Johnny Hart – Cartoonist. Died April 7, 2007 at age 80. Created the comics strips B.C. and Wizard of Id. Stirred up controversy with his highly evangelical Easter Sunday panels in B.C.

Speaking of Easter, I found one reference on the Internet that Jesus Christ died on April 7th.

If that is indeed historically accurate, I find it very encouraging that Keith died on the same day that His savior died for His sins and those of the world. Because of Christ’s death and subsequent Resurrection, I will one day see Keith again in Heaven.