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The Music In Me
by Fred G. Parry

Fred Parry lives in Southern Ontario. He is a lover of people and a collector of stories, music, wisdom, and grandchildren. His newspaper column, Music in Me, can be found in 'The New Hamburg Independent' Metroland Media.


“When Fred approached me a few years ago with his idea for a monthly newspaper column called Music In Me, I was immediately intrigued. Fred wanted to offer a piece that runs the gammut from personal anecdotes to reflections on current events while including references to inspirational lyrics from popular music. Our readers quickly embraced the innovative concept, not only because it’s well written and relatable, but because Fred so deftly works in pop music quotes that nearly everyone, regardless of age or musical tastes, can appreciate. Congratulations, Fred, on the growing popularity of your blog and new book.”

Doug Coxson

Managing Editor

New Hamburg Independent

Letter to the Editor: New Hamburg Independent:

Columnist eloquently captured heartbreak of loss

“I also had to say good-bye to our precious family dog of over 10 years. Thank you to Fred for eloquently writing about what each of us feels during this loss. I know it touched many hearts.”

Cheryl Fisher, Elmira


To my wife: Thank you!

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be...” – Robert Browning

To my children:

Trafford, Jessica and Brooke: without your love, I’d be nowhere!

To family, relatives and friends:

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Newspaper columnist Fred Parry collects “the greatest hits” of his popular blog,, and knits them together in an evocative, sweet, and funny collection of poems and creative non-fiction. The Music in Me shares stories about love, divorce, death, and even the rebirth of a sheep. Song quotes delicately string the book together, a reminder of how music can tie us together and help us narrate our experiences better than we can say them ourselves.


Fred G. Parry

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