GRATITUDE

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July 31, 2019

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this website, and it’s because I’ve been working hard on my book edits so that it can get published (God willing) some time before the end of the decade! I am grateful, grateful, grateful to so many people for their support and kindness. I am so lucky to have met many of the Gibb family and to interact with fans who love them.

I want to thank the fans around the world who have been so kind with emails and stories and who inspire me every day. I’d like to post one of my first stories that was in my first little black and white notebook from 1999. Have a great August, everyone!

Julie

New York

I don’t remember my life without the Bee Gees. I think I was four when I was dancing  with my Mom to “You Should Be Dancing” in the living room. I would yell at her for singing too loud and tell her that I couldn’t hear the words to the song. She would tell me that “I can’t help singing and dancing. It’s part of my DNA”. Of course, at 4 I didn’t know what she meant, but I grew up singing songs from the Bee Gees and sang everywhere I went. We’d be in Walmart and I’d start singing. I sang in the library, in the park while swinging on the swing set and even in church.

Other kids would give me crazy looks and adults would laugh and sing along. My Mom reminds me even today of how I would entertain everyone with “Night Fever”. I don’t think Barry, Robin and Maurice realized how much they influenced kids as well as adults.

My own children sing the songs, and I get nostalgic but am enjoying every minute.

Thanks to the Bee Gees for their wonderful music and all the fun I’ve had with my Mom and my kids over the years.

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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4 Responses to GRATITUDE

  1. BehiraAmar says:

    Love it. Great.

  2. Carol Graveley says:

    What great memories for you! I am also a loyal Bee Gee Fan, and of course I am still in love with Sir Barry. I play their music everyday, and like you I have their music in my head day and night. Good luck on your book. I love reading your notes, and great stories.

  3. Faith McClure says:

    Always love The Bee Gees. Listen to some everyday. Thanks

  4. Laurie Shreffler says:

    Good luck on those book edits. I have 48 years of memories related to the Bee Gees and their music!

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