Thursday, December 31, 2009


The song, "Auld Lang Syne," is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the New Year. It is a Scottish poem, thought to be composed by Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns in 1788. It is sung to the traditional folk tune Roud 6294. First published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scottish tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we've wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till night ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there's a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o' thine !
And we'll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

Trust everyone had a blessed Christmas season, with those you love and knowing God will bless us ALL in the upcoming year of 2010... We will 'load' photos from our new camera SOON! We are still learning the 'newbie-tricks', so the pix may not be of the best quality, but you will be able to view them in a few days! HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dizzy Dayz of December

We do feel quite ‘dizzy’ these days! We raced through this past week, with last second preparations for the Musical at Church, decorating the stage there, etc.
“It’s A Wonder---ful Life” turned out fine… we had a few glitches in the technical department, but the 'chorus' and 'drama team' pulled it all together, the audience seemed to enjoy the program and the ‘storyline’ hit home for many! Thanks to each and every individual who was involved. Adult and child alike, we wouldn’t have gotten through it without YOU! Thank You!!!
We are now in the middle of the Holiday madness that December brings! Shopping, parties, etc. For instance, we have something on schedule every single evening this week, alone... not to mention anything about next week!
“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas DAY. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus, I drift along into the holidays... let them overtake me unexpectedly... waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why, this is Christmas Day!" (Grayson) Maybe we should all slow down TODAY and enjoy the hidden details of Christmas. The joy of the laughter in children's eyes, the beauty of a freshly fallen snow, the silence of that Holy Night many years ago and the majesty of Jesus Christ, OUR King!
By the way, I was able to ‘borrow’ a few photos, from our program on Sunday and will be posting them on the Children’s website, soon. We will again, try to ‘capture’ a few pictures from someone, this coming Sunday and the Christmas Cantata, as well!
Let’s bottle up some of the Christmas spirit this year, put it into jars and open a jar every month during the year, 2010.……. it can be contagious, you know!