winter wonderland

December 22, 2021

it’s the most wonderful time of the year

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland


  • poem was written in 1934 by Richard Smith, he was from Honesdale, PA
  • at the time, he was in West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis
  • Parson Brown: a made-up character, intended to represent parsons, independent priest of the Protestant faith who was not associated with any specific parishes or churches. Parsons would travel the country, performing interdenominational services and ceremonies
  • Sometime in 1934, Smith showed his poem to his friend, Felix Bernard, who was a Jewish musician
  • Richard Smith died in 1935 at the age of 34…some reports say he never got to hear his poem set to music, others say Smith lived long enough to hear Guy Lombard and his orchestra, The Royal Canadians play the song

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

This contains: “december routines ☁️”

Calvin and Hobbes

“I think we’d better get that kid to a psychologist.”

“Snow sharks?”
“That guy’s a goner”

“Oh yeah?
Define “well adjusted”

“You don’t like my ‘snowman house of horror’, do you?”

…gotta love Calvin!


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take care
stay safe
much love

Proverbs 2: 3-6 (KJV)

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

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