My hero! by MarieG

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero”. Marc Brown
In February 1967 when Penny Lane was released, I was 5 years old. During our family summer vacation that year, while driving in our car at night, that song would play over and over again on the radio. Even at such a young age…I was hooked! I wasn’t sleeping, I was listening.
In January 1968, my dad died…the memories of our last summer with him remain so vivid in my mind…and that song…I will never forget…one of my favorite Beatles song.
Today, my brother and I share the same passion for the Beatles and we both treasure these same indelible memories of our dad.
This one is for you Charles!

My brother Charles and I some 40 years ago…


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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image this is of both of you and how wonderful that you have such loving memories about the song and contected with your father and summer holidays. A great thing to have.

  • Oh! Karen…I’m so glad you like this!!! It took a lot for me to post it as it is so personnel…but I’m glad I did !! Thanks my friend!

    – MarieG

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago


  • Sylvia…I so appreciate your support my dear…Thanks!!

    – MarieG

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 4 years ago

    Oh what a fantastic portrayal and memory! You two are so beautiful! Great presentation and description! Wonderful insight into a special time and place made so much more memorable with the reference to Penny Lane!

  • Oh! Joanne…this means so much to me…thank you for your kind words my friend…makes my day!!!

    – MarieG

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! What can I say … I’m speechless! The whole shibang is amazing! The video, the words, the memories, and such a fantastic photo! I’ve got chills (and a few tears in my eyes!!

  • I am so happy that you can feel this image and some of the emotions it evokes….shows what a great friend you are and how well you know me…thank you!

    – MarieG

  • Sylvain Dumas
    Sylvain Dumasalmost 4 years ago

    wow – great. I love the blue eyes there – nice touch; but you look mad at your bro… LOL. It’s like you’re mad and he’s there – “I got it” slighlty guilty… LOL.

    It feels good and real.

  • …even then I had an attitude!! LOL! No…I wasn’t mad…I was a little girl with caracter…some things never change, and I love it!!

    – MarieG

  • Emjaysea
    Emjayseaalmost 4 years ago

    Those wonderful eyes…and gorgeous faces… I can see why you treasure this shot, Marie. The Beatles played live in Exeter twice while I was a little boy, but my parents didn’t buy me a ticket. They sent me to see Gerry And The Pacemakers instead!…Will I ever forgive them? Thank you so much for posting this, Marie….Mike X

  • Many thanks for liking this Mike..this image along with the memories have such a special place in my heart…thank you for seing this! Marie

    – MarieG

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Captivating Read , Compelling image , and Wow …A Fantastic song …Yes this evokes so many memories to many , But this striking work , " My Brother , My Hero Rocks Marie !
    Your Brother is a lucky lad to have a Fabulous sister …Bless …Paulx

  • Actually…I think I’m the lucky one…Thank you for liking this Paul…means a lot to me! Marie x

    – MarieG

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Great quote, portrait and vintage treatment! Wonderful tribute to brothers everywhere as well as to your own and a wonderful memory of your father!

  • Many thanks for your great comment Angie…you appreciation of this one means a lot!

    – MarieG

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    An excellent image and tribute. What wonderfuls memories…thank you for sharing.

  • Thank you for liking it Terrie…it is my pleasure to share this with you…

    – MarieG

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 3 years ago

    Just an incredible piece of work, love this to bits! fantastic work on the eyes!

  • Wow! Steven…you certainly made my day with your great review!! Thanks for liking this my friend…deeply appreciated!

    – MarieG

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