I know I grump about snow all the time but out for a short Jeep ride with Pheebs to Bayfield and back I thought to myself how nice this dreary, drab, dismally damp, cold rainy depressing morning would be if all this rain coming down would be a gentle snowfall. How much nicer things would have looked and how much better I would have felt. It's pretty hard to come up with any kind of Christmas spirit on a cold rainy day. Christmas memories for me take me back to a quieter time when I was a small boy. Oh, how I would like to return to the delights and wonderments of the happy youthful feeling and child-like innocence of those excitingly magical days.........................
Facebook threw me this pre-Christmas RV memory today when we were boondocked west of Yuma Arizona on this date in 2008.....A Windy Pajama Scramble In The Late Night Desert
Al's Music Box:)) Driving Home For Christmas is a Christmas song written and composed by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea. Rea said he wrote "Driving Home for Christmas" many years before its first recording in 1978 when Rea needed to get home to Middlesbrough from Abbey Road Studios in London. His wife had come down to drive him home in her Austin Mini to save money because it was cheaper to drive than travel by train. Rea was recently out of contract and the record company was unwilling to pay for the rail ticket. The inspiration for the song came as they were getting stuck in heavy traffic, while the snow was falling. He started looking at the other motorists, who "all looked so miserable. Jokingly, I started singing: "We're driving home for Christmas..." Then, whenever the streetlights shone inside the car, I started writing down lyrics". Rea never planned to write a Christmas song. It was several years later that while testing pianos with keyboard player Max Middleton he found a tune that fitted the lyrics. Middleton played the distinctive jazzy intro, and together they produced a typical 1950s Christmas carol-type arrangement......(Ever since I first heard this song years ago I have added it to my blog each year at Christmas....it's my fav) Al:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The physician writing out a prescription for his hypertensive cardiac patient: Diazepam 5mg (tranquilizer) TDS". The patient's wife asks, "Doctor, when is he to take these medicines?" "Not him ma'am, These are to be taken by you.........He needs the rest!!"
- I’m not bossy, I simply know exactly what you should be doing.
I would like to thank my arms for always being by my side, my legs for always supporting me, and my fingers, because I can always count on them.