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Fats Domino’s Christmas Gumbo has become one of my favorite holiday albums. They’re all traditional songs in his own inimitable style- and you can feel his smile while you’re listening. 😀
Excerpted from A Journey For Our Times, the autobiography of Harrison E. Salisbury, © 1983: In the bay window where the Christmas tree stood, stiff lace curtains hung. Father had had candles on his tree since childhood in Mazomanie, and he had them as long as we celebrated Christmas at 107 Royalston, small candles of …
At the age of 81, Jessie Lee Brown-Foveaux, born in 1899, wrote her memoirs. It was originally intended just for her family, but happily they realized what they had and published it so we could all enjoy it. Below is an excerpt from Any Given Day, ©1979, in which she recounts her favorite Christmas memory. …
This one grows on me each time I hear it. Aren’t the bells magical?
“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” ~Fred Rogers (via JulesOfNature)
For Christmas, my Mom got me a little Hindu angel made by Benedictine monks. It was the perfect present for a former Catholic who converted to Hinduism. 🙂