Tag Archives: Alan W. Smith (Roger W. Smith’s father)

My Father’s Career as a Musician

  A message from someone who read a post on this blog, asking about my father’s career as a musician, prompted me to respond as follows:   — Roger W. Smith       September 2016       ****************************************************************   re … Continue reading

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Alan W. Smith, piano teacher

 

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reflections on work

  The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend:   I think you told me once that you like your work and don’t want to quit. I hope that’s true. My Dad was a freelance … Continue reading

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An Early Lesson in Writing

  When I was around 13 and still in junior high school, we had a discussion at the dinner table in our home in Massachusetts one Sunday afternoon that was intellectually stimulating, as was often the case. My older brother … Continue reading

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St. Paul Catholic church, Dorchester, MA, program, “The King and I,” 1958

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poem written by choir members in tribute to Alan W. Smith, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Canton, MA

  My father, Alan W. Smith, was organist and choir director during the 1950’s and 60’s at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Canton, MA. I recall with pleasure the choir rehearsals every Thursday evening at our house at … Continue reading

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Allison R. First, “I Will Always Remember Al”

Allison R. First, ‘I Will Always Remember Al’

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