Ears That Hear!


Deep roar of engine motors and squeaks of brakes.

Shouts, banging and clamor of refuse cans against

the back of the garbage truck signifies Mondays.

What neighborhood noises do you notice?


Delivery trucks have distinctive motor noises.

Then listen to the sliding truck door followed

by footsteps and the ringing of the doorbell.

A package delivery.  Most folks probably


don’t notice these sounds if they are busy

with home tasks.  As a musician, sounds are

important and our ears are attuned to them.

Speaking of sounds in the neighborhood,


laughter and directions shouted from

one child to another signify a game being

played, a snowball fight or building a snowman.

A mother’s ears are especially attuned to


their babies.  Ask our daughter and son-in-law.

Or as empty nesters used to the peace and

quiet of our home, we have a visit and instant

noise.  Even when a car comes into the


driveway in the wee hours, I hear it.  As

a retired teacher used to correcting pronunciation,

my ears were constantly attuned. Interesting

how our sense of sound is fine-tuned over a lifetime.


This week, Isabella’s bathtub away from home

arrived.  We await her first visit after a very long

drive.  Grandma and Grandpa will now enjoy

quality holding time.  We have experience!


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12 Responses to Ears That Hear!

  1. Emily says:

    Such a sweet blog post! Can’t wait for our visit so very soon will be lovely with grandma and grandpa! Xoxo

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  2. Darlene says:

    Moms especially have good hearing. Have you ever been anywhere, like a mall or a park, when a child screams or cries? Every mom’s head turns toward the sound. Even those of us who haven’t had small children for some time!

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  3. Arno Bode ,Cologne,Germany says:

    Hallo liebe Mary Ann,
    faszinierende Fotos in deinem neuen Blog. Es muss ein enorm schönes Gefühl sein als “Grossmutter” täglich neue Momente mit zu erleben wenn junges neues Leben sich entwickelt. Geniesse jeden Augenblick! Bevor man sich versieht sind Kinder gross.ich habe das an unserem Patenkind erlebt. Dir ,liebe Mary Ann, Emily und Isabella Rose ,natürlich auch Russell und Vin eine glückliche Zeit wenn euere. Enkelin gross wird.
    Alles Liebe,
    Dein Arno

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    • Lieber Arno
      danke für so herzerwärmende Worte über unsere Enkelin. Sie wächst so schnell und wird sich ihrer Umgebung bewusster. Wir blicken voller Ehrfurcht auf die Fotos und wissen, dass Gott uns dieses Wunder gegeben hat, um es zu nähren und lieben, während sie wächst. Sei gesund und genieß das Wochenende!
      Liebe Grüße
      Mary Ann


  4. I look forward to a post or so about this special visit.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. cindy knoke says:

    What a beautiful baby!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. R N says:

    Both sounds of silence and not so silent. Both wonderful in their own special way!

    Liked by 1 person

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