In 1893, Patty and Mildred Hill composed the Good Morning Song and sang it to Patty's kindergarten class. In 1922, the sisters published the Everyday Song Book containing the Good Morning and Birthday Song. The Summy Company bought the rights in 1935. For the next eighty years royalties have been collected for singing the popular tune. When Warner/Chappell bought... Continue Reading →
Leave a Comment and Win!
I've been busy drawing, cutting, pasting and folding this year's Christmas card. I think I've listened to almost every corny holiday movie between the Lifetime and Hallmark channel. Every year has its challenges. In the past, I sent out my cards after more than sixty hours of work and they boomeranged back for more postage!... Continue Reading →
Wearing It Proudly!
Last Saturday, Danny and I rode the chairlift with a friendly gentleman. We commented on the the fine weather and fresh snow and noticed his accent. This started a guessing game. He removed his goggles and squinted into the bright sunshine as Danny and I tried to guess his nationality. After naming eight or nine... Continue Reading →
Guess What? A Contest
One of my annual holiday traditions is creating our family Christmas card. In the last couple of days, I have drawn and copied, cut, folded and stacked all of the parts that will be ready to glue and assemble. With around 24 hours into this art project, I would guess that I am just about... Continue Reading →
Creeped Out by Santa
Do I look terrified or what? My sister escaped! Let me start out by clarifying that I love the idea of Santa Claus as the embodiment of joy and generosity for children around the world. But it was the department store Santa with the nasty cigarette and coffee breath I endured for the sake of... Continue Reading →
Singing Happy Birthday is Risky Business – $10,000 Worth!
It’s birthday week at the Lindau’s. From the 11th to the 20th we will celebrate my sister’s, son’s, mother-in-law’s and husband’s special day. Whew! There will be many presents purchased, cakes baked and photographs taken. We are going to celebrate! Where in the heck did birthday cakes come from anyway? After FSOG (five seconds on... Continue Reading →
Traditions in Transition
While unpacking Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, I received calls from my grown children. This year they "stopped by" for left-overs. It occurred to me how some of our family's traditions had changed while some had lasted through the years. Since moving into our first home in North Boulder, my husband Danny and I have... Continue Reading →