- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- AWKWARD VISIT WITH SANTA PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HIDEOUS CHRISTMAS SWEATER PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HOLIDAY PHOTO OF THE DAY
- TWEET TREATS
- DID YOU KNOW...?
- DOG CONFESSIONS
- BIZARRE CHRISTMAS CARDS
- LETTERS TO SANTA
- GARDEN UPDATE
- 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS~DAY 2
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- GARDEN GOODIES~SHARE OUR GARDEN CRAFT RECIPE #0113 RECYCLED ART CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- WHAT IN THE WORLD?
It would be difficult to overstate the magnitude of Glenn Miller's success in the years immediately proceeding America's entry into World War II. Though he was a relatively unspectacular instrumentalist himself—he'd played the trombone in various prominent orchestras but never distinguished himself as a performer—Miller the bandleader came to dominate the latter portion of the swing era on the strength of his disciplined arrangements and an innovation in orchestration that put the high-pitched clarinet on the melody line doubled by the saxophone section an octave below. This trademark sound helped the Glenn Miller Orchestra earn an unprecedented string of popular hits from 1939 to 1942, including the iconic versions of numbers like "In The Mood" (1939), "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1941), as well as Miller's self-penned signature tune, "Moonlight Serenade" (1939).
The Glenn Miller Orchestra played its last-ever concert under Miller's direction on September 27, 1942, in Passaic, New Jersey, and shortly thereafter, Miller entered the Army. After nearly two years spent stateside broadcasting a weekly radio program calledI Sustain The Wings out of New York City, Miller formed a new 50-piece USAAF dance band and departed for England in the summer of 1944, giving hundreds of performances to Allied troops over the next six months before embarking on his fateful trip to France on this day in 1944.
The wreckage of Miller's plane was never found. His official military status remains Missing in Action.
Did you really send an elf to watch us at school? Me and all my friends really want to know.
- Tim, 8, Charlotte, North Carolina.
I like presents but the thing I like the best about christmas is I like that my family gets together.
- Cassidy, 11, San Diego, California.
Are there like any really cute elves at the North Pole? My older sister wants to know!!
- Samantha, 5, Lincoln, Pennsylvania.
Santa, Sometimes I am disrespectful to my momma. I am sorry and I will try to be better from now on.
- Daniel, 7, Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Santa, you know how it is nowadays, my parents are divorced, so please put me on your special delivery list to come 2 nights, Christmas Eve at Mom's and Christmas night at Dad's. Thank you!
- Ashley, 7, Granite Springs, New York.
Have a safe ride with those reindeer! Those things can be tricky to ride!
- Nick, 9, Alma, Michigan.
watch for the stars so you don't crash into them. Look for my palm christmas tree.
- Savannah, 4, Honolulu, Hawaii.
I promise I will not snoop for presents because that is being bad
- Jamie, 7, Boise, Idaho.
Really miserable weather today. Lots of moisture and cold, cold, cold! No more snow, though just lots of cold biting wind.
SHARE OUR GARDEN CRAFT RECIPE #RA013 RECYCLED ART CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Time Required: 30 minutes
You Will Need:
Christmas Tree Light Bulb
Small to medium red Pom-pom
Gold Thread or Ribbon
Instructions:Use the photo here as a guide for where to glue on everything. Start out by adding the pom-pom nose and googly eyes.Cut a piece of gold thread or a thin ribbon and tie it into a loop for hanging. Glue the loop to light bulb. Form antlers out of a chenille stem and glue it to the light bulb. Once all of the glue is dry, you can hang it up!
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS~DAY 2
ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - two turtle doves......and a partridge in a pear tree.
1791 Bill of Rights becomes law
1864 Battle of Nashville
1890 Sitting Bull is killed
1896 The rotary engine auto gets a patent
1939 "Gone With the Wind" debuts
1944 Legendary Band Leader Glenn Miller disappears.
1988 James Brown begins his prison sentence
1993 "Schindler's List" opens and earns Spielberg his first Oscar
1998 US House of Representatives recommends impeaching Clinton
2001 Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens
2012 A gunman kills 27, mostly children, in Connecticut