Quotes, December 21, 2011

husky004_(z5 NY)December 21, 2011

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

- Charles Dickens

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.

- Garrison Keillor

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gandle(4 NE)

Both great quotes. I'm glad Christmas is compulsory or some years I might say "bah, humbug".

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 3:58PM
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Gandle, It's ok to say Bah Humbug to parts of it, it is such a multidimensional occasion, one doesn't have to like everything - how do you feel about the "Little Drummer Boy"?

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 4:35PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Well, its not my favorite piece of Chritmas music. In fact, if I hear it one more time I may throw something at the TV or radio. Kind of ranks in with Alvin and the Chipmunks.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 8:00PM
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I take my tenor recorder with me to the VA hospital to amuse myself and annoy every one else between appointments. There is a wisp of a lady that stands next to the main elevators and gives directions and general cheer to any one that looks like they need it. She and I have become friends and I have been standing next to her this month playing Christmas carols. I have been careful not to play obnoxious ones that make people grate their teeth so there have been a few comments about a hat for change and a lot of smiles. Today was the last day for the carols so I have to figure what will be good for my next bit of fun. Guess we make a good team.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 8:19PM
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