Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Alumni News and News
The internet has given us many things, and one of the greatest is the ability to instantly find pictures and video of cute puppies, kittens and babies any time of the day.
Eric Morrison, b’99, l’02, recently tweeted to us and shared a video of his young daughter singing the Alma Mater. You can watch it below:
Here’s what Eric had to say about his daughter’s new talent:
Quinn is two-and-a-half years old and is a constant performer. She was a very early talker (and singer) and has a vocabulary as big as her personality. There isn’t a day that goes by that she’s not singing, twirling and performing throughout the house.
Since birth, Quinn has been exposed to a lot of Jayhawk talk, sports and music. With two parents who graduated from KU (mom is Brandy, c’02, j’02) and who are both huge KU sports fans, Quinn watches all the KU basketball and football games that don’t fall at bedtime or naptime.
We sing to her every night before she goes to sleep. In addition to the classic songs like “Rockabye Baby” and “Hush Little Baby,” we mix in other songs. KU’s Alma Mater has a great melody so I sang it to her one night. Apparently Quinn liked it, because she asked me to sing “the mater” again the next few nights. I knew we had found her new song. Within a week, we heard her singing a few bars of it on her own, and by the next week she had it down.
We’ve been doing our best to steer her in the right direction.
Great job, Eric and Brandy! We love to see our youngest future Jayhawks sharing their KU pride. Perhaps someday we’ll hear Quinn sing the alma mater from the floor of Allen Fieldhouse.
Don’t forget, the KU men’s basketball team wraps up the regular season tomorrow when they travel to Morgantown to take on West Virginia. Click here for a list of official alumni watch parties around the country. Rock Chalk!