Fathers and Sons

Marvin and Forrest Fenn

Lawrence and Dan Fogelberg

Yours and mine

    “The Leader of the Band”FogelbergBand

1942 DeKalb All Grade School Band Concert

Dan Fogelberg‘s father Lawrence

Dan certainly had a way with words-

                  “I’m Just a living Legacy to the leader of the band”

2nd verse:  “A quiet man of music
Denied a simpler fate
He tried to be a soldier once
But his music wouldn’t wait
He earned his love through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand”

It puts me in mind of Marvin Fenn as school principal and Forrest’s tales of lessons learned.  (See the books.)

Full lyrics here: Dan Fogelberg – Leader Of The Band Lyrics | MetroLyrics



1972 Dinosaur National Monument

(Missing my Dad, too)

First fish?


3 thoughts on “Fathers and Sons

  1. When I was a youg man I was one of the fortunate ones to be able to work on the stone in Dan Fogelberg house . I lived in Durango Colo. and was working for G&S masonry. .Max the foreman and Boe Ditmar one of the old masons taught me during my apprentice years. I don’t know if they are still with us today and Dan passed away a few years back from prostrate cancer. In memory of Dan….Max..Boe ..and G&S masonry. Thanks for teaching me so many important things along the way May you rest in peace.

  2. I had the opportunity to be one of the masons that worked on the stone work in Dan Fogelbergs house when I was a young man. I was working for G&S Masonry from Durango Colo.and Max the foreman and one of the older masons Boe Ditmar taught me during my apprentice years. I don’t know if they are still with us today but I would like to give thanks to Dan , Max, and Boe for many good years in the trade. Dan passed away some years ago from prostrate cancer I believe. In remembrance to Dan and crew. May god be with you and rest in peace.

  3. What great memories you have. Dan still has quite a following in central Illinois.

    I knew a man named Boe once. Elderly. Dutch accent. He’d been in the merchant marines and lived a lot of history.

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