A swinging memory

March 28, 2012


Sometimes I have an idea that just has to happen, through any means necessary.

Do you remember the song ‘It’s Springtime’ from Sesame Street? It had a piggy-nosed cartoon kid who played on a playground with a swing and it went through all the seasons. Here, this might refresh your memory.

I dearly love that video, and thought it would make great soundtrack for a playground video for school. I tried the legitimate channels to acquire the song through some sort of non-shady means, but no – the world conspired to keep us apart.

That’s ok. I have tape and a jar.

That's where the microphone is on my computer.

It is hard for me to hold still and quiet for a minute and 33 seconds. Plus, it took more than one take.

Ignore the messy room.  It is its natural state.

It buys me some time to look for the song. Or to re-record it on the ukulele.


Erm, I am uncomfortable posting the final product here on the website, but if you go check out our Facebook page after noon (my time) today, you can see it! (facebook.com/stjohncdc)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “A swinging memory”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hmmm… I don’t remember that springtime song at all…

    Once I found a piece of freeware that pulled the music off of a YouTube video. I really wanted this music:


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren, you are a genius! I can’t wait to hear how it turned out.

    And seeing your little pie jar above reminded of this commercial I saw last night in the middle of the night (I haven’t been sleeping well). I’ve never seen this before. I’m telling you, a fortune lies within all your ideas! I’m ready to back you!



  3. Kristi Said on:

    A superb video!


  4. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    What a lovely video. I hope the parents get a copy. Wouldn’t that be a delightful memory?


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