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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Memories

I just couldn't do it. I had to wait until after Thanksgiving to put my holiday music up. Each holiday needs to hold it's own spirit and memories and they need to come in order for me. Each song was like placing a memory ornament on a tree.

My Uncle would play the Peanuts theme for me and never seemed to tire of me asking. Of course there were quite a few years that my Dad was gone, fighting in Vietnam or on assignment. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" has a deep meaning for my family. My Uncle Frank and I shared the love of Snoopy and the Red Baron. The beloved characters of several holiday shows kept the long wait until Christmas Day easier. As a teen, I was right smack in love with Kermit the frog and John Denver. During my High School and college years there was a tradition with the Hallelujah Chorus. In High School, our Chorus teacher, Mrs. Johnson, would have us sing it as a finale. Anyone that had graduated and was home for Christmas would be asked to come up and take their old spots on the risers to join in. How I miss that! Art School saw my friend Terry and I singing "Snow Miser" down the streets of Lake Placid as we walked to our dorm house in the snow.

These are but a few. I hope as you stop in here and visit, you will find your own memory within a song. Perhaps I will have jiggled your memory a bit with a song that you have since forgotten. May my pick of songs bring dear memories and smiles upon your heart this holiday season.

2 comments:

Cordwood Cabin said...

There's nothing like Snoopy's Christmas ... or Mr. Grinch, for that matter. I have a soft spot for the "Rudolph" soundtrack and for any Christmas tune by Louis Armstrong (although, I must confess, the song that brings back the most memories right now is the Chipmunks'Christmas song).
P.S. The photo below is beautiful!

Therese said...

Yeah, sweet Eleanor and Bickey are going to be patterns! Ü

Your designs are just too cute.

Love the Christmas music, TY!!!