126 thoughts on “My Country Tis of Thee, 5/29/23

    1. Dianna in Wisconsin

      Thank you Mary. It was perfect, music always gives us blessings.

  1. Rita in Iowa

    Mary THANK YOU! Just needed the pets to parade down the sidewalk.
    Happy Memorial Day

  2. Patricia E Campbell in AZ

    Yay!! You figured it out!!!

  3. Ellie

    Thank you for sharing. It was beautiful!! My husband passed August 9th, he is buried at Miramar cemetery, was a Vietnam veteran. Our family holds every soldier close to our heart in prayer.

    1. MaureenHP

      My sympathies, Ellie. I believe that those who wait at home also serve, so I thank you as well. Being a Vietnam veteran was so hard on military servicemen and servicewomen.

  4. Diane in Maryland

    The music was beautiful and your garden a perfect accompaniment! I loved it! Thank you!

  5. Chris in NWPA

    Beautiful! Thank you for thinking of all of us.
    Your yard was the perfect picture for the song.

  6. Connie Blyler

    Beautiful Mary! Both the view of your yard and the piano playing! Thank you.

  7. Judi Leventhal - Texas

    Absolutely beautiful, Mary. Thank YOU, and thank you to all those that served, continue to serve and those that gave their lives for us to be free. God bless.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joy – maybe if I can remember how to post a video I could do it again – I will try.

  8. Bonnie McKee

    Thank you Mary! The music was lovely, as is your front walk way, and garden.
    And God bless our servicemen who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

  9. Dianna in Wisconsin

    Thank you Mary. It was perfect, music always gives us blessings.

  10. JoAnn/MN

    Thanks Mary for sharing. Absolutely beautiful, I won’t be deleting this post any time soon.

  11. Carol

    Mary, that was beautiful, thank you for sharing your many talents with us all.

  12. Carolyn Boutilier

    Very nice Mary. Thanks for sharing.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley Va

  13. Roberta Etherington

    Oh, Mary, thank you for playing that song. Your gardens are gorgeous, You go girl!!!

  14. Kris in WI

    The music video came through just fine and was lovely with the wind blowing the trees and your garden in the foreground. With the iris in bloom, all that was missing were the kids riding bikes decorated with RWB crepe paper and flags! Thanks for giving us the blessing of your music. Kris

  15. Charlotte

    What a great to visit your garden and that beautiful patriotic music, Mary.
    Thank you.
    God bless America.

  16. Beryl in Owatonna

    Beautiful, Mary!! Your garden is so peaceful looking and everything is so green.
    Thank you!!

  17. Brenda in N Calif

    That was wonderful. Thank you for sharing your music and peaceful garden.

  18. Sandy

    Hi Mary, that sounds like God save the King, British national anthem! Very nice playing, thank you, take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – yes, it’s the same melody! Has the dog arrived? How was your holiday. (Maybe I’ve got the timing wrong?)

  19. Earlene Springs

    Mary, this was so lovely. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this blog. You made my day!
    Earlene in Arizons

  20. Cathie

    Thank you so much – what a great way to get an early start on the day! And your garden
    is wonderful.

  21. Janet in WV

    Loved to hear you play. I have a keyboard, but there’s nothing like a “real” piano.
    Thanks Mary for all you do.

  22. Linda in MI

    Thank you for the lovely sound of the piano, reminds me of my grandma playing her upwright that she cherished. Pairing it with your garden in the speckled sun with the wind gently blowing was perfect! I’m glad you were able to share it with us.

  23. Mary J Fratzke

    What a wonderful, calm video, Mary! Thank you for sharing it with all, taking a moment to appreciate all that we have in this wonderful country!

  24. Gloria from CC

    That was so beautiful Mary! Makes me so proud to be an American and so humbled that we have brave men and women willing to sacrifice theirs lives to ensure our freedom. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Beth Haynes

    Our old flag got destroyed last year and a new one arrives today. What sacrifices others have made for us.

  26. Marilyn from Placerville, CA

    Just lovely, your music and garden. Thank you!

  27. Sue Hoover

    That was just beautiful!!!! I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to try to download it and share with my very patriotic 90-year-old mother.

  28. Cindy Cigrand

    Oh Wow! The piano music was beautiful. And your flower garden made it perfect. Thank you

  29. Myra Allen

    Absolutely beautiful. I haven’t heard this one in a long time. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

  30. Wonda Myers

    You are so talented!! Thank you for that beautiful music. Love your blog.

  31. Glenda Fletcher

    I am a day late as didn’t look at my emails yesterday. We worked on making a tray for our bed out of old
    boards from my brother’s corn crib. Will put small red wing crocks in with spindles of thread. Want to get
    some tiny pillows cross stitched to also add to it. Same way with the one we made on our dining room
    table. Enjoyed your playing and the song from yesterday. You are an excellent pianist. We got just a sprinkle of rain so we are dry again. Thank you for finding a way so we could listen to it.

  32. Brenda

    That was just wonderful. I replayed it several times, trying to remember all the words. Thanks so much for all the effort you put into letting us share!

  33. Denise Campbell

    Simply beautiful! ❤️ Thank you for taking the time and effort to record your music for us.

  34. Kay Christian

    How beautiful. I will be able to listen to it each morning to start my day.

  35. Roxanne

    You did it, Mary! Your beautiful garden and your beautiful playing. Thank you for sharing this. I loved it❤️

  36. Judy

    Mary, thank you for sharing your garden and music. My Country Tis of Thee is what I chose for the prelude for our Sunday morning service. I love the song.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Judy – it would be a great prelude! Do you play the piano or organ?

  37. Jeanie S, Central IL

    Thanks for the beautiful music and the peaceful garden video. It was lovely, Mary. 🥰

  38. Jeanine from Iowa

    Thank you Mary. It was beautiful. We sang sang several patriotic songs at church Sunday, that being one of them. We are very dry in Oskaloosa. Have been watering some of my garden or it will not survive the warmer weather this week. Have a great day.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jeanine – we are as dry as you right now – raining all around us and nothing is going to come up in my three garden plots! So much planting work and seed expense probably for nothing. Dang

  39. Judy - Michigan

    MARY, your yard is just beautiful and your piano playing is wonderful. Thank you for this blog. I just had a chance to see it as I was on trip. Wonderful!

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