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Books Read in 2019
December 14, 2019
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Saturday 9: The Christmas Song (1961)
1) The lyrics mention "chestnuts roasting on an open fire." Do you often eat chestnuts?
I don't think I have ever eaten a chestnut.
Not really. California weather is so iffy that it might be
80 in December, or 40 in June, so I don't necessarily associate "weather" with
any particular time of year.
I think of it primarily as a holiday dish (serve it on both
Thanksgiving and Christmas) but I also sometimes serve it at other times of the
year itself. And we do eat ground turkey
I think of it as "The Christmas Song," sometimes "chestnuts..."
but never "Merry Christmas to you."
Van Gogh's Starry Night
6) Best remembered today as a singer, Cole was also an accomplished composer and jazz pianist. Do you like jazz?
No. My father was a jazz pianist and so insistent that I
learn to love jazz that I completely shut it out of my head long ago.
Some, but the first card we got was from Chewy.com thanking us for our patronage.
8) When did/will you start holiday shopping this year: Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Halloween? Earlier than that?
I kind of shop through the year. Not specifically, but if I
see something that I think someone will like, I buy it, even if it's in June.
OK. First domestic - Compassion International, whose message is "releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name." I am not a religious person, but I found Compassion many years ago and I like feeling I am helping children around the world. I sponsor nine children and write to many more, who have sponsors who don't want to have a correspondence with their sponsored children.
Internationally, it would be the
CharitableTrust, which operates an orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation
program in Kenya. As one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a
leading conservation organization, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all
measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of
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