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Pooh Corner 1 - Submitted January 3, 2004
I'm 16 and have heard your music ever since I was born. "House at Pooh Corner" is a special song for my father and I to this day. The first time I heard "Return to Pooh Corner" I cried because it is a heart grabbing addition to an already emotional song. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for writing a song that I as a child could refer to as "Pooh Corner". At the most trying and extreme times of being a teenager it reminds us both that I am always loved and Daddy’s little girl. For that connection we are both eternally grateful to you and your music.
My story is an unusual one, as I do not have any children, nor work with them. However, if I did, this album would definitely be one of their favorites. Mr Loggins, you have an AMAZING voice and range! It is so great that you use your God-given talent for the best use I can think of: children. I received this CD from a friend of mine, who thought I would like it, as "Your Heart will Lead you Home" was on it, and I've been a Tigger fan since I was knee-high to a grasshopper! I've never been a fan until I received that album, but when I listened to the comforting way you sang your songs, I was hooked. I do get some strange looks from the guys in my workshop when they hear me playing a "kid's CD", but it's the only CD that helps me escape the troubles in the world, and remember simpler times, when I was a little boy.
Back in the early 90s, I was working in a hospital in Southern California as a respiratory therapist. I was introduced to Pooh Corner and bought 10 CDs for the nurses at Christmas time, and then I bought one for the unit. We would dim the lights and play the CD while we watched heart rates slow down and become more regular, and parents relaxed after another tough stressful day of watching their tiny babies bombarded with tests and needle sticks. Kenny Loggins brought a soft, soothing sound to these fragile lives and made a difference.