My Aunt, Dorothy Strang, died on Oct 6, 2009 at approx 8 a.m. in Long Beach, CA.
My Mom (her sister), my Dad, my brother, Lance, and I were all in attendance.
We visited Dorothy 12 hours before she died. She was very agitated and very out of it, and surrounded by blaring news and sports TV channels on either side of her in the hospital room.
I brought a little cassette player and played classical cello music for her. My Mom, Annette L. Strang Walley, sang along with most of the instrumental pieces.
IT WAS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL!
- Schubert: Ave Maria
- Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee
- Schumann: Träumerei
- Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me
- Saint-Seans: The Swan (from “Carnival of the Animals”)
- Godard: Berceuse