Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday posting!


Have a great holiday celebrating with you family and friends!  See ya'll next year in 2013!

Friday, December 21, 2012

End of the world?

I know the world will not end on the 21 of December.  The world will keep on living just as the day before and the day after.  Its a joke that people will actual think that.  This posting will survive the end of the world.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Silent Night, most loved and sung carol.

Christmas time is here!  I will not do as many postings as I have in the past about Christmas.  It is my favorite holiday but I will just do two postings and then another one when it gets closer to New Year.

I never knew this about Silent Night till I watched the show about it on this last Sunday.

The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "

Friday, December 7, 2012

Remember Pearl Harbor Day!

Let us remember Pearl Harbor Day!  There is a famous quote that was said once.  It is that if we don't learn from our history we are bound to repeat itself. 

The source is George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863--1952).