My dad was quite a “hoofer” in his younger days, trotting around like a Fred Astaire-James Cagney combination; and my mom was a singer in an all-girls’ orchestra during the 1930s, possessing a powerful voice like Judy Garland. So as a child growing up in my parents’ home, whenever Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Jane Powell, Kathryn Grayson, Deanna Durbin, and other song and dance performers would appear in a film on TV at our house, my parents would watch and listen to their performances in appreciation and awe. Although my brothers and I loved sports, playing ball everyday and collecting baseball cards and memorizing stats, an appreciation of music and musicals and classic films were also instilled in us. I now find myself deeply appreciative of my parents for having done such, even though playing the accordion for nine years was painful.
My parents died a number of years ago; however, I would like to share with you my father’s favorite singer, Bing Crosby, singing one of his favorite holiday songs, “Easter Parade”, composed by Irving Berlin. The scene of the film clip is from the 1942 movie, “Holiday Inn”, one of my dad’s favorites. I share this in memory of the greatest dad ever on earth. (My mom was pretty great, too, even though she was the disciplinarian in the family, and I was the child who gave her the most trouble!)
Happy Easter to you all!
About William Brighenti
William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business.
Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission.
In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
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