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December 19th – Nineteenth day of Advent

December 19, 2008

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland…….  wait….

Shovelin’ in a winter wonderland…..

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

“The famous Christmas song Winter Wonderland was first published in 1934. The composer was Felix Bernard (1897-1944) and the lyricist was Richard B. Smith (1901-1935). Probably the most popular versions of this classic Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, were recorded by the Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.
The lyrics of Winter Wonderland have undoubtedly contributed to the magical vision of snow at Christmas together with the tradition of building snowmen and therefore turning fantasy into reality by creating a real Winter Wonderland.”

I woke at five a.m. to check the weather.  Yup – snow day!  I love snow days.  Went back to bed for two more hours.  Heavenly.  Then I got everyone up and we headed out with the shovels.  First we had to shovel out a neighbor who had a doctor appointment.  Then my daughter’s car, parked on the street, had to be shoveled out so she could go to work.  Then the snow plow went through and we had to shovel it out again.  Next our side walk and drive way.

The girls made breakfast, we talked and laughed, and admired the tree.  Snow days are so much fun.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2008 8:33 pm

    Now THIS is a Christmas album, starring the quintessential garden fairy, snow, two happy girls (can just about hear them laughing), more snow and the neighbor’s blue fence.

    It was such a fun day, and today there is more snow on the way. The piles next to the driveway are taller than me, so I don’t know where we will go with it all.
    The girls – have the extreme love/hate that only sisters can have. Some day they will be best, best, friends, like my sister and I.
    Tonight we will make the sugar cookies. Fun, fun, yum, yum!!

  2. December 21, 2008 8:26 pm

    Good Sunday morning — it’s blowing like a gale out there. All the snow that came down a couple of days ago 9and was deposited on roadside and lawn, thanks to the snow plows and blowers, is all akimbo. Bitter cold — but almost breathtaking in its beauty. I love this post for this day!

    Actually, I’ve been cruising about all your posts to catch up, but I’m on dial-up and it takes so long to access the comment block that I’m commenting on many in this one — and all the things I love (like this snow — how’d you do that?) and the beautiful slide shows and learning so very much about the meanings behind songs I’ve loved for years — and now connecting them to you! I especially never knew about “Good King Wenceslas” which I’ve always loved, too.

    Your advent calendar has been a joy, an inspiration and so very wonderful. It’s a lovely, safe haven of beauty and new things this holiday. Thank you.

    And now, off to a morning of pre-holiday frenzy. Hope your sugar cookies were fabulous — that’s our Christmas Eve tradition — sugar cookies with the kids!

    Hi Jeanie, well the wind has tamed, but it is still bitter cold. Of course my daughter’s tire chose to go flat on the freeway this evening….. it couldn’t wait until spring!
    The snow on the page is a WordPress thing – they offer it every December, you just have to sign up. I am so glad you visited.

  3. December 23, 2008 1:44 am

    Totally amazing with the slides — I love your house and street. That’s the kind of street I’d like to be on — and your tree is totally, utterly gorgeous! I’m glad I came back!

    I am glad you returned, too, Jeanie. My daughters complained because the tree is much smaller than we used to have. When we moved to this house, we traded 12 foot ceilings for 9 foot ceilings. The trees are cheaper, anyway!!

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