Count Your Blessings really started out as a few time filling vignettes that Paul could use on the air.

They were all written and recorded by him in the late 1950’s while at CHML in Hamilton.

They became so popular that he was asked by a company to write more because they wanted to sponsor them.

I remember vividly Dad bringing an old underwood typewriter home to the apartment with a huge pile of yellow paper from the newsroom. He spent the next 48 hours straight hammering out what appears on this CD.

When he finished writing on Sunday evening he went to bed. When he woke up Monday morning, he went to work and recorded them all in one sitting.

These master tapes were the first things I found when I opened up my inheritance from my parents.

Compiled, digitally re-mastered and  released in 1999, Count Your Blessings raised Thirty thousand dollars  for the children’s hospitals in Montreal and Hamilton where they were distributed.

Special thanks to CJAD Radio and l’Équipeur stores in Montreal and

CHML Radio and Mark’s Work Warehouse in Hamilton for being partners in this community minded release.


  1. 1.Senior Citizens

  2. 2.First Born

  3. 3.House Parties

  4. 4.The Milk Man’s Horse

  5. 5.The Large Family

  6. 6.First Love

  7. 7.The Good Old Days

  8. 8.Mother

  9. 9.Words

  10. 10.The Lonely Man

  11. 11.The County Fair

  12. 12.The Old Fashioned Kitchen

  13. 13.A Boy’s First Date

  14. 14.Where Did She Go?

  15. 15.Let’s Go For a Walk

  16. 16.Remember

  17. 17.He Takes You For Granted

  18. 18.Peace and Quiet

  19. 19.The Empty House

  20. 20.Autumn

  21. 21.The Attic

  22. 22.The Nurse

  23. 23.One of These Days

  24. 24.Boyhood Memories

  25. 25.God Given Talents

  26. 26.The Corner Grocery Store

  27. 27.Sights and Sounds

  28. 28.Mountain Streams

  29. 29.The Rocking Chair

  30. 30.A World of Darkness

  31. 31.When You Were a Child

  32. 32.City Parks

  33. 33.Sleigh Ride

  34. 34.The First Puppy

  35. 35.The Locomotive

  36. 36.If You Can Share

  37. 37.Loyalty

  38. 38.Twilight

  39. 39.Happiness Is...

  40. 40.The Handyman

  41. 41.The City, While You Slept

  42. 42.A World of Silence

  43. 43.He Takes You For Granted (reprise)

  44. 44.To a Teacher


Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings # 6

“First Love”

  1. My Favourite #24,

  2. “Boyhood Dreams”

  3. Compact Discs of “COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS” are still available.

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