Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thanks, My Huckleberry Friend

I know it hasn't been fashionable to listen to Andy Williams for at least forty years, but I'm proud not to have been fashionable. There have been many evenings in the last few years when I listened to youtube clips just like this one. I was happily transported back to evenings in the 1960s when my parents and I were in our den happily listening to "The Andy Williams Show." He would finish a ballad, maybe "Moon River," and my mother would say, "He has such a nice voice."

Mom, as ever, you were right. Andy Williams had such a nice voice, actually a wonderful voice, and I and so many others will miss him so. Thanks for all you gave us for so many years.  


Terra said...

He had a wonderful voice and we can still enjoy it today, as you do. I like to think he is singing still.

renae said...

Yes, You are completely right! His voice was wonderful. His version of "Canadian Sunset" is my husband's and my's love-song. So we are a bit sad about his passing, but grateful at the same time for him sharing his wonderful voice with millions and billions.

Nellie said...

Some of our favorite evenings were spent watching the "Andy Williams Show." It is sad to know he is gone.:(

Mevely317 said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who still enjoys Andy's music!
I was incredibly saddened when I heard the news on my morning drive ... then they played, "May each day of your life ..." (my own fav).

My favorite memories center around watching his annual Christmas show with my mom ... when Claudine would glide down the stairs looking like an angel, with little Noelle and Christian. Happier times.

Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

My sister and I loved his tv show and have continued to enjoy his beautiful voice over the years. Our maiden name was Williams and we liked to think we were related. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Theresa said...

Such a sweet voice! I am sorry that we have lost yet another! Have a blessed evening dear friend, HUGS!

Maggid said...

A Gentleman, gave us all the feeling we were welcome - maybe even the idea we are all family . . and YES!!! That Beautiful Voice - well used . . His Memory Blesses Us.

Buttercup, thank you for giving us the opportunity to remember.

love & love,

Sheilagh said...

Andy Williams has always been a family favourite, loved his tv shows as a child.

A sad day as another Gentleman of show business leaves the stage.

Thank you for this lovley tribute my dear Buttercup:o)




Melinda said...

I had not heard this! What a loss to the music world.
He did have such a smooth calming singing voice.
So sad.

M :)

Deanna said...

Oh yes, I have wonderful memories of Andy Williams and his beautiful voice. Christmas wasn't Christmas until you watched an Andy Williams Christmas show. Another great one gone.

Retta said...

Yes, a class act. I loved his Christmas specials, too. They just made me smile. I loved him singing White Christmas, and Oh Holy Night. All of them... he will be missed.