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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another Runnebaum Christmas

Another Runnebaum Christmas for the photo albums. It's always a great time. Here is Greg with his brother, Mark and across the table are two of his many nephews, Jerry and his brother, David.
Everyone was yelling at me to get a picture of Lu and Aunt Shirley (the one on the right) since they look so much alike. Mom R. is in the middle.
And Santa shows up!!
Taylor, our little artist of the family. What a wonderful picture she drew of her and grandpa.
The look on Amy's face says it all, "John, quit clowning around." I think he thought he had to borrow Mom's walker.
"Oh, is it my turn?" We usually have 27 or so women and about the same amount of men for our gift exchanges. It's a hoot!
Come on, Charlie, SMILE! Ava and Charlie - adorable cousins!
"What'd ya get, honey?"
And now for the Santa gifts. No one is immune to getting a Santa gift. Just make sure you behave throughout the year or you could be the center of some harassing by your dear and loving family members. Ha!

Music for my ears and soul

It has been a while since I've posted on this blog. I apologize to those of you that follow. I have been trying to concentrate on my writing blog a little more and get it up to speed. 
I felt the need to post these pictures since it was a very wonderful experience for me this past Christmas. I hadn't sang in a choir in a very long time. Back in the day (boy, that statement really ages me, doesn't it), I could sing fairly well. I took voice lessons from the best voice teacher in our surrounding areas, I sang in school and for church, solos and all.

But, unfortunately, as I have gotten older, so has my voice. When I was younger I had a very wide range, usually singing 1st & 2nd Soprano. But to hear me talk, you would never suspect that I could sing that high. Needless to say, my voice range has decreased a bit. But I have to say that I had the best time singing in the Community Choir this past Christmas. It was my first time, maybe my last (just because I can not contribute as much as I'd like to anymore) but the experience was awesome and brought back so many wonderful memories.
Thank you, Janice Bradshaw and the rest of the choir for letting me tag along, hopefully contributing a little to the gleeful outcome, and enjoying it so very much!