Bing Crosby singing Irving Berlin's "Easter Parade" from the 1942 film, "Holiday Inn".
My dad was quite a "hoofer" in his younger days, trotting around like a Fred Astaire-James Cagney combination; and my mom was a singer in an all-girls' orchestra during the 1930s, possessing a powerful voice like Judy Garland. So as a child growing up in my parents' home, whenever Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Jane Powell, Kathryn Grayson, Deanna Durbin, and other song and dance performers would appear in a film on TV at our house, my parents would watch and listen to their performances in appreciation and awe. Although my brothers and I loved sports, playing ball everyday and collecting baseball cards and memorizing stats, an appreciation of music and musicals and classic films were also instilled in us. I now find myself deeply appreciative of my parents for having done such, even though playing the accordion for nine years was painful.
My parents died a number of years ago; however, I would like to share with you my father's favorite singer, Bing Crosby, singing one of his favorite holiday songs, "Easter Parade", composed by Irving Berlin. The scene of the film clip is from the 1942 film, "Holiday Inn", one of my dad's favorites. I share this in memory of the greatest dad ever on earth. (My mom was pretty great, too, even though she was the disciplinarian in the family, and I was the child who gave her the most trouble!)
Happy Easter to you all!
The Barefoot Accountant—is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, operating an accounting, tax, and QuickBooks consulting firm in Berlin, Connecticut, Accountants CPA Hartford, Connecticut, LLC. Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission. Bill is a crazed animal lover, feeding birds, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, possums, stray cats, and any two-legged or four-legged critter traversing through his yard. His backyard in Berlin, Connecticut has been certified as a habitat suitable for wildlife by the National Wildlife Federation.
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