Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
No need to feel alone on Christmas Eve when we have our Grandkitty Oliver as our guest. We have been amused by his antics of dashing through the house (without a one-horse open sleigh, mind you), sitting on top of our various body parts while purring up a (snow)storm, and helping us with the unwrapping of the gifts we've just exchanged with each other. He's one jolly, robust fellow.
Soon we will make our way to the candlelight Christmas Eve service at church, but before we go I want to wish you all the merriest of Christmases. May you be filled with the wonder of a small Babe who was born in a manger and came to bring Light into to a world of darkness. I'd like to think that in that stable where He was born, a playful little cat much like Oliver paused his antics for a bit to look inside the cradle knowing that with His birth, the world would be forever changed.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Growing up in my household meant Lawrence Welk on TV on Saturday nights featuring Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, Joe Feeny, Jo Ann Castle, Norma Zimmer, The Lennon Sisters and accordion player Myron Floren. (Oh, Myron, I loved you with your curly hair and cheerful persona.) Here on the show, there was dancing and champagne bubbles. In our somewhat conservative Christian home this seemed so...well...borderline sinful!
So imagine the delight when we had an accordion player come right up to us playing and singing while we had a festive German dinner at the Gasthaus Restaurant near Stillwater, Minnesota! She tuned (get it?) right in on Ellie, and Ellie was very serious about her first accordion "concert."
Ellie observed the instrument, the keyboard fingering and watched as the instrument was pumped back and forth. She clapped throughout the performance. Maybe we have a budding little Myron Floren in our family! Anyone know where we could get a miniature accordion? Christmas is coming and this Gramma is ready to indulge! Ha!