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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, December 11, 2017


The famous Christmas song Winter Wonderland was first published in 1934. The composer was Felix Bernard (1897-1944) and the lyricist was Richard B. Smith (1901-1935). Probably the most popular versions of this classic Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, were recorded to high acclaim by the Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.
The lyrics of Winter Wonderland have undoubtedly contributed to the magical vision of snow at Christmas together with the tradition of building snowmen and therefore turning fantasy into reality by creating a real Winter Wonderland.

I recall one year in elementary school, we had a "talent" show - not that anyone really had any talent in those years.  But some kids took piano lessons or dance lessons so were in their glory.  A friend and I wanted to participate and all we could do was sing - we were pretty good for 10-year-olds.  So because the show was around Christmas, we decided to sing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" with some actions along with it.  Looking back, I don't think we were that good, but I'm glad we had the courage to get up and do it.  I've always loved that song and it reminds me of that day we sang for our classmates and parents.  

Where I live, winter is usually rainy rather than snowy, but I think the last time we had snow at Christmas was in 2008 - and it was quite nice.  However, we usually pray for sunshine and we are often blessed.  Anyway, here's Amy Grant serenading you all with Walking In A Winter Wonderland.


Photo Cache said...

Oh her voice is soothing. My husband loves to hear her sing.


ABC Wednesday said...

Wonderful Leslie... that walk also, but I pass if you don't mind, to afraid to fall

Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

Great song, nice rendition

Hildred said...

Very nice, - It brings back memories to me too, - walking on Sunday afternoons through the snowy prairies where I grew up. Happy!

Joy said...

Oh yes that is one of my snowy weather earworms.

Ann said...

Amy Grant is one of my favorites, we love snow at Christmas here but in the last decade. I did look at the national weather and the midwest is expected to get a dusting on Christmas Eve---that would be wonderful. Love that song.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely music, gorgeous photo and great music ~

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Lady In Read said...

no winter wonderlands where we live - in the san francisco area :) but love listening to this song any number of times

Powell River Books said...

Our ice rink is all decorated up as "Winter Wonderland" and is a wonderful spot for families to go with their children this time of year. - Margy