The tune, Jingle Bells, is firmly associated with Christmas; just like Santa Claus, reindeer, family gatherings, candy canes, and presents. Ironically, the song was originally written for another holiday.
“Dear Miss Stella,
You will perhaps be surprised to receive this little epistle without any intimation I should send it other than our former friendship, though not very extensive, yet of such duration it seems dearer through reminiscence.” Continue reading “Thank You For Your Service – Veteran’s Day 2016”
We’re finally here, everyone. Grab your jack-o’-lanterns and your witches’ hats. It’s time for Halloween.
Welcome to another October! Anyone who’s known me for a little while knows that this is my favorite time of year, and that Halloween is my favorite holiday. For the past several years, I have challenged myself to watch thirty-one scary movies during the month–one for every day leading up to Halloween. It’s tricky, and the longer I do this the harder it is to find new movies to fill up all the days. However, there are a handful that I make of point of rewatching every year because they are my all-time favorites. Click on the titles below to see each movie’s entry in our catalog.
If you are like me, this Fourth of July holiday will involve family cookouts in the backyard and outdoor concerts with fireworks. A frequent musical piece played during these patriotic concerts is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. If you are fortunate, the orchestral piece will include a choir singing, live church bells chiming and cannon fire booming in a grand finale. When the fireworks are choreographed to coincide with the crescendos, it’s just magical.