O Little Town of Bethlehem

Later this morning Hanna, Ryan and I will be heading to St. Louis to lay to rest Hanna’s grandmother and my first mother-in-law. I am confident in my memory that this was one of her favorite Christmas songs, but it is painful to realize that her sudden, unexpected death means that I can no longer make a quick call or text to confirm. Life is fleeting; don’t put off contacting the people you love. Today’s selection is in loving memory of Ann Ogawa.

Jim Nabors was a favorite of my late father. For being capable of such a goofy “Gomer Pyle” speaking voice, he sure had a beautiful baritone. And by golly if you want to hear a particular Christmas song, he probably recorded it.

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