Alison Krauss has an amazing voice. Its full resonance and power are nicely framed by the instrumental music of Union Station. After last Saturday’s loony offering, it only seemed right to offer something like this. I hope you enjoy it. And have a wonderful weekend.
Wackiness reigns supreme in the world of Heywood Banks. This is offered strictly for your own amusement. Please let me know what you think of this guy. Would you like to see more of him?
Sylvia reminds me that I should tell you that the “big rigs” we see in our neighborhood are pulled by tractors. If an 18-wheeler comes down our road, the whole neighborhood is apt to come outside to watch. Yes, all 6 of us! I’ll be the guy with the camera.
This Memorial Day weekend we remember with gratitude and profound respect those who took up arms, wore our nation’s uniform and paid the ultimate price. Let us also remember those who have been left behind to grieve the loss of their loved ones. May you live all of your days in the precious freedom that we enjoy.
The tune, Bunessan, is an old gaelic melody. The words come from English poet and children’s author Eleanor Farjeon, who wrote a poem to fit the lovely gaelic tune. This hymn first appeared in print in 1931. The hymn is an ode to spring.
It is also a reminder for those of us who need a second chance that each day is a new beginning.
Lamentations 3:23, 24
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Another change of pace this weekend. It’s time for some classical music and some classical humor.
Some of you may remember the 50s and live television. Sid Caesar was one of the giants of that era. Imagine working live in front of the cameras with no cue cards and no teleprompters. It took a lot of talent to make that work.
In this segment, Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray play a married couple in a argument with pantomimed action and dialogue. All of this to the accompaniament of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Who came up with the idea for this classic sketch? I don’t know.
This song makes me think of my maternal grandpa. He was a wonderful fellow, and I miss him 38 years later. Grandpa Fred was a hard as nails and as soft as silk. Strong hands and a tender heart.
Last weekend I saw a friend from High School whom I haven’t seen in years. Her parents were also there. Her dad said, “Doesn’t he look like his grandpa, Fred?” It really made me feel good to hear that.
The Kings Firecrackers are a performance jump rope team made up of talented 4th-8th graders from the Kings Local School District in Ohio. Coached by Lynn Kelley, they perform at venues across the country.
This halftime performance took place at a basketball game. The US Naval Academy played host to Army. These two are fierce rivals. What could bring both sides to a standing ovation?Perhaps only this team of girls jumping rope?
These elementary and junior high girls from Ohio have taken jumping rope to the extreme. Their skills have made them a sensation at sporting events.
The Firecrackers practice for two hours a day, five days a week. That’s on top of keeping their grades up. And each girl must pass an etiquette class to make the team. What do you suppose they eat for breakfast?
Friday ended at sunset. The [Saturday] sabbath began at sunset. As the body of the teacher rested in the rich man’s tomb, his followers observed the day of rest. No doubt their heart’s were heavy and in their minds they wrestled with the question, “Why?” Many of us today wrestle with that same question.
Like the teacher’s followers of so many years ago, we frequently have to wait for understanding.
The Psalmist had written: “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b