The Bright Sunny Side

sunshine behind clouds

“When I’m gone don’t worry none about me. When you see the sun shining behind the clouds you’ll know that’s where I’m at. On the sunny side.”

—Papaw Wade 1992


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    Sanford McKinney
    July 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Hope you can listen to this one by the original Carter Family out of Poor Valley, Scott County VA.
    The Carter Family – Keep on the sunny side

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    Sanford McKinney
    July 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Your blog today reminded me of the song: Keep on the Sunny Side made popular by the Carter Family. There was a play about the Carter Family which was titled, Keep on the Sunny Side.
    Keep On the Sunny Side – Wikipedia
    Keep on the Sunny Side is a popular American song originally written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858-1927) with music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866-1903). The song was popularized in a 1928 recording by the Carter Family. A recording of the song with The Whites was featured in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?.. A variant, “Stay on the Sunny Side”, is sometimes sung as a campfire song.

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    Ed Ammons
    July 17, 2020 at 8:16 pm

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    Miss Cindy
    July 17, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Yes, on the sunny side! That is a perspective from many years of wisdom and I am very sure that where is, is the sunny side!

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    July 17, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Such a meaningful quote! I’m not sure I paid much attention to clouds when I was young but now that I’m in my late 70’s I can sure sit on the porch and be amazed by them. That quote should actually be something we all say:) It is a comforting and inspiring statement.

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    Ron Stephens
    July 17, 2020 at 7:41 am

    He was trying to make it easier on those who would greive his going, thinking more about them than himself. It is the pattern that the Lord began, the apostles continued and believers have kept going ever since. It is what I want my family to know.

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    aw griff
    July 17, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I don’t worry about my Dad or my dear little Mommy I lost this past June 2020 nor do I worry about the loving friend who died last Monday. I’m assured they are on the sunny side but I really miss their physical presence, I know I’ll see them again and many other Christians I’ve known. Can’t say I look forward to the process of getting to the sunny side and if I had my way I’d wait for the rapture.

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