Saturday, December 4, 2010

Auntie Knickers’ Advent Storytime: Day 4

Sorry to be a little late tonight; I had a party to attend! Tonight we conclude Barbara Robinson’s classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. bcp3

I think this was a play poster.

One Christmas song that always has me tearing up a little is “Away in a Manger” as sung by the cherub choir. Joan Baez does a good job too.

For those who’d like something a bit different, I’m including a Zip file of the story from December 4, 2007: Deputy Sid’s Gift by Tim Gautreaux, a fine contemporary Southern writer. I always enjoy reading stories in a dialect not my own. My general plan of attack is merely to suggest the accent, rather than trying to mimic it perfectly (which I can’t do in any case). If you’re from Louisiana, let me know how well I did on this one. I’m only including the Zip file because the story was 4.06 MB too long to fit the file-hoster’s protocol.

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2 comments:

Terri said...

I'll have to come back in a day or so when its the end of a long day that follows a long weekend. But I'd like to listen...

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"
http://www.examiner.com/x-53135-Springfield-Genealogy-Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/x-58285-Ozarks-Cultural-Heritage-Examiner