Tuesday, November 27, 2012

a little competition . . .

dear emily,

yippee!    i love that all the music in the stores is Christmas music.   it's the
only time of the year that i can hear the name of Jesus everywhere i go.

speaking of music, i have started a little competition in choir to help us
memorize the 20 songs we will sing at the Christmas cantata.   the section
with the most people to memorize it all, wins something . . . bigger than a
candy cane but smaller than a mercedes.    the sunday after i put the 'match'
on the blackboard, i found this:

sopranos:        2
altos:              2
tenors:  37, 478
bass:              0

boys never grow up.

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"hark, the herald angels sing: glory to the newborn King!"


Vee said...

=) Ain't it the truth! They really don't. Good thing we love the guys. They have a unique sense of humor and a wonderful way of looking at life.

Your photo reminds me of a new to me commercial. A little guy is sitting at the table and his mother says, "You're going to sit right there until you've finished your supper." In the very next frame, there he is, still at the table with his supper still before him only now he's a little old man. Too funny. Bet some guy thought that up!

myletterstoemily said...

i love that commercial!

Susy said...

Like Vee said, "gotta love 'em". Pizza Man says "it's never too late for a happy childhood" ~ and means it!

Love the pic. I bet they're Italian (:

Sonja said...

No argument from me. I've laughed at the commercial Vee mentioned too. Those old men are still enjoying their youth... good for them! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lea, I don't ever want to grow old although I guess I'm grown up now. God bless you and your choir; heavenly music abounds!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

oh I am laughing...so my husband, so my husband...and yeah! you are singing, what a joy, I am listening from Texas

Debbie said...

HAHA Love to start the morning with a chuckle so thanks. And trust me between my hubby and 3 sons do I ever get it! Loving the music over here too!

Marieanne said...

My first post here...didn't realize you were a music minister! I knew there was a reason I liked you.

Contraltos and tenors are combined in our choir, so I am going to have to cheer for your tenors. I love it.

myletterstoemily said...


oops! i misled you, i'm not the conductor
just a lowly soprano.

Farm Girl said...

So cute.

Sonja said...

No tangled tinsel yet, but it's still early! We've been in east Texas, loving it, with all the kids and grandkids. :)

KathyB. said...

So cute, 4 older men enjoying themselves , yes, a lot like little boys !

God allows us to compliment each other with the differences, doesn't He?

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh this so reminded me of being in America during the Christmas season. The jing jing music in the shops is still ringing in my ears. It is nowhere near as pervasive here.

As for the boys, so true.

Jenn said...

LOL! That looks like something my husband would have done!

Lisa said...

HaHa! I thinks the tenors deserve a little something for their enthusiasm!

myletterstoemily said...

lisa: you are so right!
i took them peppermint

Jenny said...

Love it!

And I love when I can see the 'little boy' inside ornery old men!

20 songs is a lot!

Happy December 1!

Sassy Granny ... said...

How true is that! My husband, now 64, is the biggest kid I know. When he and our sons (43 & 39) get together, it can get wildly whacky. I think they must all be wired that way.

Auntie Cake said...

So true! My husband is definitely the "child" that I have the hardest time keeping in line! And he is ever so proud of it.

The other day I came home to find his motorcycle in the living room part of our basement. I was somewhat stunned to find it where it was (the library part!) and said in a very dazed voice, "It would have been nice if you at least had asked before putting it in there." And he happily replied, "Well, I knew you would say no way, so I just did it!" It made him so happy that it was almost impossible to be mad at him for putting his motorcycle on the brand new carpet!

Wishing you a beautiful December. Would love to hear your Christmas concert! Our church choir has gone down to only one or two songs for their Christmas performance and I so miss a full blown choir concert!