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    Of Time and Tidings

    It's Christmas week and I am driving to a local diner
    to meet an old friend; Friday's snow skulks in the gutter.

    Donna's CD "Best of Christmas Cocktails" plays smoothly,
    Dean Martin slurring, "Winter Wunnerland." I imagine Dino

    with martini clutched in hand, and I think, "Was it then
    that we began to lose Christmas -- the holiday mutating

    into the sell-out that it has become -- all honesty bartered
    for commercial profits?" I order bacon and eggs; Dan, retired,

    walking with a cane, orders omelette with scrapple on the side
    -- such a proletarian meat! We've known each other forty years,

    half a lifetime; we spend time talking about all the people we've known:
    aye, so many passed on, but we survive. Later, driving to the bank,

    I'm singing variations on "God rest ye merry gentlemen ... God pest
    ye manic mental men.... Rod invest ye gentle merrymen... God rest
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    A festive well done Chris.

    Singing in the car...what I do best. Although some others may disagree with me on that. But what better place to improvise new lyrics to time honoured classics?



    Speaking of classics...I've just been getting reacquainted with some old characters who go by the names of Cratchit, Marley & Scrooge.

    Dickens was a frequent visitor to St George's Hall concert room...Dickens reading whilst in character must have been an experience. They should start this up again with some recognisable and convincing actors.

    Daz
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    Thanks, Daz. Some years ago, I saw the late actor Emlyn Williams performing as Dickens doing one of his shows which struck me as being almost as good as being in the presence of CD himself!

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    Brilliant, I'd love to go to a traditional recital like this.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

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