Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Vince G.






Charlie Brown: [Charlie Brown and Linus stop at a wall on their trip to the pond for ice skating] I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.
[begins to walk with Linus again]
Charlie Brown: I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.


Patty: Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It's fun.
Linus Van Pelt: Mmm. Needs sugar.
Lucy Van Pelt: It's too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.
Linus Van Pelt: They sure look ripe to me.


Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.
[shouting in desperation]
Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
[moves toward the center of the stage]
Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please.
[a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not:"
[Linus drops his security blanket on purpose]
Linus Van Pelt: "for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
[Luke 2:8-14 KJV]
Linus Van Pelt: [Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown] That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.



The full Vince Guaraldi album.
Enjoy!



I love you Charlie Brown!
I would have been your friend.
xo

Here's a big hug for you, from me and Snoopy!!!


Hope you have your Christmas
prep all complete and are able
to bask in the love of this 
wonderful
celebration of
the birth of our wonderful 
brother.


Sending love
and Christmas cheer your way...

xoxoxoxo
~d

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's a Barbie Christmas!

Barbie reminds me of Christmas.
Why?
I got alot of Kewl
Barbie stuff for Christmas!!!




Barbie's outfits have numbers on them.
These are some of the outfits I either had 
or wanted as a tyke.









So elegant, Miss Barbie!


The fam at Christmas


Family Christmas Card.

My only concern with this picture is that Barbie is
one of the original Barbies of 1959,
the man standing next to her is Ken's friend Alan from the mid 60's,  her little sister Skipper is from early 60's, little boy is Ricky Alan's little brother of the late 60's (my mind is wandering...)
so this looks like either....

1.  Ken is dead or divorced from Barbie.
2.  Barbie has taken on Ken's younger best friend Alan as either an adopted son
or a cougar town romance.
3.  Barbie is supporting her sister Skipper, Ken's friend Alan and Alan's brother Rickie and
leads a life of obsessively making their lives perfect.
4.  It is obvious that Barbie is no longer a teenager model
(although I thought she never looked teenage)
and is getting extensive/expensive plastic surgery to maintain her
1950's look...for Alan of course.

Oh Barbie. 
How things have changed 
from when we hung out together in the 1960's.


Seriously, these old Barbie pics just make
me so happy.  
; )

Whilst I was looking at Barbie stuff, I stumbled upon this
cute little deer card.
It really appealed to me!
So....here it is.
From me to you.
Just pretend it doesn't say 'Mommy".
; )


9 Days to Christmas!!!
(my grandson reminded me this morning)
Yay!


Sending love and extra joy your way
my elfie-kins!!!

xoxox
~d

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 13...Santa Lucia Day


Santa Lucia Day 
is considered primarily a 
Scandinavian holiday
that starts on December 13,
what ancient Scandinavians considered
the longest day of the year according to
an ancient calendar.
It is often referred to as the 
Festival of Lights.
Although it is said to have Roman origins.
It is also celebrated in different forms across Europe.
It is primarily known as a
Scandinavian holiday, though.
I have always paid attention to it as it falls on my birthday,
and starts the 12 days of Christmas!


Who is she?

Saint Lucy was working to help Christians hiding in the catacombs during the terror under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and in order to bring with her as many supplies as possible, she needed to have both hands free.  She solved
the problem by wearing a crown of candles so she could carry
more supplies.


The tradition is that she carries buns and hot chocolate
and delivers them to neighbors.
There is another tradition that
the eldest daughter wears the crown of candles, wearing white with a red sash, and delivering cinnamon buns and hot chocolate
to her parents while they are still in bed on the morning of 
December 13.


Little boys and other children celebrate too by 
wearing pointy hats and carrying stars.



They also sing the Santa Lucia song....
which has Italian origins!



It is a very sweet, Christian holiday.




And basically very adorable....


So 
Happy Santa Lucia Day!!!

Let's go eat some 
buns and hot chocolate!!!



Have a 
Lovely
and 
Tasty
Lucia Day,
my little
cinnamon
buns
(with raisins....)

Sending love and joy your way.
xoox
~d

Monday, December 12, 2016

Anna Mary Robertson Moses

What a beautiful lady.


In her cute apron.
; )
(this is my favorite pic of her)


In her cute crocheted collar.


In her cute hat.


Just looking really cute.





During a visit to Hoosick Falls in 1938, Louis J. Caldor, who collected art and worked as an engineer in the state of New York, discovered paintings made by Moses in the window of a drug store. He bought their supply and ten more from her Eagle Bridge house for $3 or $5 each. 

The next year, three Grandma Moses paintings were included in New York's Museum of Modern Art exhibition entitled "Contemporary Unknown American Painters". Her first solo exhibition, "What a Farm Wife Painted," opened in the same city in October 1940 at Otto Kallir's Galerie St. Etienne.[2][9] 

A meet-and-greet with the artist and an exhibition of 50 paintings at Gimbel's Department Store was held next on November 15. 

Her art displays included samples of her baked goods and preserves that won Moses prizes at the county fair. 
; )

Her third solo show in as many months, was held at the Whyte Gallery, Washington, D.C.[9] 

In 1944 she began to be represented by the American British Art Center and the Galerie St. Etienne, which increased her sales. 

Her paintings were exhibited throughout Europe and the United States over the next 20 years.[2] Otto Kallir established the Grandma Moses Properties, Inc. for her.[4]










One of her embroidered creations.



Love everything about this pic.
; )



Grandma Moses died on December 13, 1961 at 101 years of age in Hoosick Falls, New York at the Health Center. She is buried there at the Maple Grove Cemetery.[2] President John F. Kennedy memorialized her: 

"The death of Grandma Moses removed a beloved figure from American life. The directness and vividness of her paintings restored a primitive freshness to our perception of the American scene. Both her work and her life helped our nation renew its pioneer heritage and recall its roots in the countryside and on the frontier. All Americans mourn her loss."


I find her story an inspiration!
Maybe there's hope for me learning
to paint! 
; )
Have a 
Maaaaaaavelous
Monday
my little 
Monkeys!!!

Sending love and joy your way...
xoxo
~d
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