Friday, December 25, 2015



Murphy(AZ) said...

I was in tears, too! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

God Bless all here.

Sir H the Comet

Tom Mann said...

Merry Christmas to All.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning and Merry Christmas to you and yours Rodger, and to the whole Barn Army! May God bless us every one!

Ken Czaja said...

God bless western civilization.

Esteve said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Rodger. I'm up here enjoying the heat in southern Maryland with the northern grand kids. I'll be heading back to Florida in a couple of days for some cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Rodger and to the whole Barn Army. Thanks for hosting such a fun house.
Jim in Texas where it's 80

OregonGuy said...

John 3:16.

Merry Christmas, Roger. And thanks for all your gifts.

Chris in NC said...

Merry Christmas everyone!! :)

DonM said...

Merry Christmas to Rodger and all that dwell here. It's 19 degrees here in Idaho Falls at 12:30 PM and going down to -8 tonight. Gotta get outside and fire up the snow blower now.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all.

De Oppresso Liber

Stu Tarlowe said...

Beethoven's piece was used for our Junior High School (JHS 104) song
[Skoonj, 'Remember this?]:

We salute thee Blue and Gold
In our hearts we'll always hold
Our devotion strong and true
One-Oh-Four we honor you!

Those of us in Hans Rittermann's homeroom sang it like this:
We salute you Red and Black
At your head we'll always hack
Teachers may think we are nuts
Rittermann, we hate your guts!

(After more than 50 yrs., I can still remember this stuff!)

Skoonj said...

Stu, yes I do remember the JHS 104 song. I sang it enough, and played it enough back then. You see, at graduation I was in the school orchestra. At the back. I had a tube, or upright (E flat) bass. Play that enough in rehearsal, and other words naturally come to you. Unfortunately, I still can't write a damned one of them. I wasn't even about to say them loud enough that Miss O'Reilly, head of the graduation ceremony and also my math teacher, could hear. She was already in a fine mood since the day before graduation the US Supreme Court ruled against prayer in public school. She had a temper, that one, and went ahead with the scheduled prayer anyway. I think that was the same year you played Lt. Cable in the South Pacific play they put on.

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