Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time Flys When?

Where Did the time go?  Could it have anything to do with the old adage: "Time flies when you're having fun"?  We sure have been having fun this month with the Brannen Boys!  My two brothers and I have been meeting every Saturday morning this month to have breakfast together, and then off to practice singing together.  Our good friend and helper is Eddie.  He is a skilled musician, song-writer, who says he doesn't sing.  He plays the keyboard and has been helping us towards more skillful harmony.  If you would like to hear us sing, go to .  We did this on a Friday night in a local singing at "Gaddy's Gospel Barn".  Then on Saturday we drove to Chattanooga and did this number in our denomination's state-wide Senior Talent competition, and then sung again on Sunday night at our local church.  We did have great fun.

Oh - I must tell you that our 91 year old Mom is as good as new!  She has been back to church and singing publicly again after her fall last month.  Then, Frances' sister, Beth, fell in her home and broke her hip.  Beth had to have surgery and have a pin inserted into the bone.  Altho she had to go to re-hab she also seems to have made a full recovery.  Beth is 84.  We went to visit her in Lenoir City and took her out to the Cracker Barrell (a local restaurant) for dinner.


jack69 said...

You guys must be having the times of your life. Being separated for so many years chasing dreams and occupations it is great that you all are so close at this time of your lives.
You do have such a tight knit family, that is wonderful. Sherry pulls up the singing and I try to listen, it is just good to see you guys. The pictures come up on the screen saver and takes us back to your house, the cabin and your mom's place. It keeps the memories fresh. It is sorta like getting mama's picture albums and shoe box out ad looking at pictures, except we can do it every day.
Love to Frances and all. Hug Lowell and Will for us...

Joyful said...

I really enjoyed listening to you and your brothers sing that song! Fantastic old time music. I also enjoyed listening to your dear mother sing. God continue to bless you all.

Jean said...

Hi Fred, I enjoyed listening to you, your dear mother, and your brothers singing. Glad that your mom is doing well. She's one lovely lady. You take care.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Wow---I'd love to hear you all sing... The Brothers Three sing together!!!! Know your Mom loves every second of this.... That's so special.

Sorry about Frances' sister breaking her hip. Prayers for her. Glad she could go out to dinner...

Sounds like you are doing GREAT... God Bless.

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Cleveland, TN, United States
I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.

TheCabin on Day One

TheCabin on Day One
Fred Alton