Saturday, December 20, 2008


My sister just sent me this e-card which has been on the net since 2002—thank you, Joshua Held (animation) and the Drifters (Bill Pinkney, lead bass and Clyde McPhatter, tenor)—but it has got to be my all time favorite, as first one then the other of my relatives sends it every year. Check out Santa's knee action.

Hope you all enjoy the show and have a merry and a happy.

Our word of the day for December 20, 2008 is "
snow" — Pronunciation: \ˈsnō\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English snāw; akin to Old High German snēo snow, Latin niv-, nix, Greek nipha (accusative)
Date: before 12th century
1 a: precipitation in the form of small white ice crystals formed directly from the water vapor of the air at a temperature of less than 32°F (0°C). b (1): a descent or shower of snow crystals, (2): a mass of fallen snow crystals. 2: something resembling snow: as a: a dessert made of stiffly beaten whites of eggs, sugar, and fruit pulp [apple snow]. b: a usually white crystalline substance that condenses from a fluid phase as snow does [ammonia snow].

Our quote for the day is from Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), British poet. "Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou" (l. 31–36):

I love snow, and all the forms
Of the radiant frost;
I love waves, and winds and storms,
Everything almost
Which is Nature’s, and may be
Untainted by man’s misery.




  1. I loved the the E-Card Jan. I was tapping my foot and hand jiving as well as singing along. Bryan's out or else he might have had me carted away in a straight jacket. Lol!
    I enjoyed that little singalong.
    Thank you for lighting up my day.
    Jeanie xxxxx

  2. That is LOVELY! I do think I have seen it before, probably got and sent it, but it was good to see it again. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jan, and may all your Christmases be white...but not too hard to commute in.


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