This was our little neighborhood Elementary School in Toro Park near Salinas, California. Right now, it is the evacuation center for people fleeing their homes due to the River Fire burning the hills to the east. I feel so sorry for the folks in our old neighborhood. The fire is ravaging and sending smoke into the air that we are seeing come into our valleys in Utah.
Many of our children attended this little school. They had no Music Program at the Elementary level, so I volunteered to lead a Choir and do the end of school Dance Festival. Love this picture of the rainbow arching over the school. One song we sang in the Choir was "The Rainbow Connection." This song by Paul Williams and Kenny Asher is a beautiful song about wishes and kindness and love and hope.
This song was written for the Muppet Movie. It became such a popular song because it opens the heart and encourages faith in dreams. A rainbow is a symbol of hope. I sure hope for better days for our poor old neighborhood!
My name is Betsy Lee Bailey. I enjoy singing and writing all kinds of music. I have performed and directed or taught music all of my life. This blog is dedicated to all of the people who have been encouraging me to write about my experiences.