The Lexingtonienne

February14th

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Does your family have a favorite song? My family (like yours, I’m sure) has a few favorites, one of which is called “Always,” and was written in 1925 by Irving Berlin. Two of my great-grandmothers, Idelle Ross Pennebaker and Louise Jones Hopkins, particularly loved “Always.” And because I believe in the transcendent love of generations of mamas, I sing this tune to my sweet baby, so that she and I may feel connected to her great-great-grandmothers and the mamas who loved them when they were babies:

I’ll be loving you, always. With a love that’s true, always.

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When the things you’ve planned…


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need a helping hand…

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… I will understand, always. Always.

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Days may not be fair, always.

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That’s when I’ll be there, always.

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Not for just an hour. Not for just a day. Not for just a year.

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But always.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Eleanora Babe. Your dad and I will be loving you always.

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xoxo,
Hannah

6 Comments

  • Comment by HaleyD — February 14, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    sweet sweet. Love the photos, especially the last one. Happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t wait to see EB again.

  • Comment by Judy — February 14, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I am about to start crying in Starbucks. There should be a warning on this post. Precious. xo

  • Comment by Aunt Lolly — February 14, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    I cried! I love you all and wish you a sweet Valentine’s Day!
    XO

  • Comment by Judy Blankenship — February 14, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    Such a sweet Valentine you have given Eleanora. Be sure to “scrapbook” this one for her!

  • Comment by Kelly — February 15, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    I particularly love this post too.

  • Comment by Elibeth Rezzoli — May 17, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    When you have a chance listen to this song: “Let them be little”. It is really pretty and dedicated to babies!

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