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SOUND CHECK: Songs of comfort

When I was little, my father used to put me to bed and sing “Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes” and “You Are My Sunshine.”

I learned the words and would sometimes sing with him, but I didn’t understand all of their meaning.

My parents’ marriage didn’t last and I didn’t see him for many years, but when I thought of these songs, the memory always reminded me that I was loved.

—Treasure Omdahl, East Grand Forks

Do you have a memory tied to a certain song, or a playlist you’d like to share with Herald readers?

Send us your submissions and we may choose to print your favorite songs. Be sure to tell us what makes music, especially your submission, special.

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