My ears are always open when I sew. As a young girl sitting upstairs on warm summer Southern California days at my mom’s Necchi Sewing machine, I listened to the radio.
Arthur Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey Time, 1960-72) was one audible window to my world. I adored the voice of Kate Smith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Smith; she had a wonderful strong voice that thrilled me to be an American girl! She is the person that made Irving Berlin’s God Bless America a well-known classic. This American girl wants to share a bit of my window of the world from the early 1960s, which I enjoyed while learning to sew. Enjoy, and Happy 4th of July.
Kate Smith introduces “God Bless America”