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I think what I love most about this time of year is the unexpected blessings we encounter while living our day-to-day lives. A good example of this is the decorating of trees in the park where I walk. I first noticed … Continue reading
Click through to see: http://9lols.net/the-worst-christmas-tree-ever/the-worst-christmas-tree-ever/ Not to be outdone, Huffington Post offers “WTF Ornaments: 45 Worst Christmas Tree Decorations.” What’s with the mermaid tails? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/wtf-ornaments-45-worst-christmas-tree-decorations_n_2278305.html Our little Charlie Brown tree look positively regal by comparison.
I shared the World War I Christmas truce of 1914 in a previous year’s Christmas Note, but how much better it is to hear it in the words of the men who were there. Here’s a podcast from the Imperial War Museum’s … Continue reading
Despite spending many years as a member of our church’s youth choirs, I’m the first to admit, I don’t sing very well or even tunefully. So a capella groups confound me. How do they do it? Luckily, I don’t have to understand sublime music … Continue reading
This Christmas, I hope we each take a moment to remember those who are gone, to dream of a better future for our world, and to be grateful we are here. I wish you a day spent doing things you … Continue reading
Nearly thirty years have past, and not much has changed. Except maybe the hairstyles. Related articles 10 Surprisingly Silly Christmas Outfits For The Entire Family (inventorspot.com) 11 Holiday Hairstyles Sure To Shock Santa (inventorspot.com)
Christmas Note #10: A World War II Story On 20 December 1943, a B-17 managed to limp back to England after being nearly destroyed by attacking enemy planes. What makes this story more amazing is the fact that it was … Continue reading
Christmas Note #9: Fairytale of New York — Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues Running a close second to Bing and Bowie, here’s Kirsty and the Pogues with more of an Anti-Christmas Carol. Related articles Fairytale of New York gets a … Continue reading
Christmas Note #8: The. Best. Christmas. Song. Ever.
Christmas Note #6: Nancy Griffith sings “On Grafton Street.” I love this song because it evokes the particular loneliness of being alone in a crowd.