YOU WILL ENJOY THIS ONE!
Click on the following video.
It should bring back some memories.
Paul Anka never knew what a legacy he had created in writing the English lyrics to this song.
Ol' blue eyes Frank Sinatra sang the English wording version, and made the song popular in 1969.
It was followed by the Three Tenors (Pavarotti, et. al.), and now this rendition by 10 superb voices, a lovely orchestra, piano, saxophone, electric guitar and extra choral support.
The singers are Dutch.
The performance is grand and extraordinary!!!
Click on the following link to access a video entitled "Raised in Reading, PA".
Click on the following link to the most popular song each month in the 1960's. Enlarge the screen and turn up the volume. It's fantastic!
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Following is a Holiday Prayer from our own Larry Biehl.
Heavenly Father, this year our Faith in You has been severely tested. The entire World has been beset with a deadly plaque that has undoubtedly shaken that Faith for many of us. As we anticipate the annual, joyous celebration of the birth of our Savior, we must renew that Faith. Even if we have lost loved ones, friends or neighbors, we cannot falter now.
We had hoped to share this time of year with family and friends. That hope has also been denied us, another test of our Faith.
Heavenly Father we do not know what next will challenge our Faith. We ask for the strength and the courage to meet that test with the knowledge that You will not abandon us in our time of need.
We continue to ask for Your blessings; we ask that You keep our Armed Forces personnel out of harm’s way. We ask You to bestow Your blessings upon our first responders and our medical and law enforcement personnel.
Unable to see and talk to our fellow retirees, we ask that you keep them in Your care as we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
We thank You Father for the gift of Your Son, the most precious gift of all; we look forward to this Holiest of Seasons with a renewed Faith.
Following is a special prayer prepared by our own Larry Biehl. Following the prayer are some inspirational videos.
'We ask You, Heavenly Father, in these trying times, that You grant to our nation's leaders the wisdom, strength and courage to make the correct decisions that are necessary to see us through this unprecedented challenge.
We ask that You watch over the thousands of medical workers, law enforcement and military personnel and volunteer citizens who are in harm's way. We ask that You keep safe their families from this unseen menace.
We ask that You protect the most vulnerable of our citizens, the aged, the very young and the ill.
Our transgressions are many, oh Lord.
We often times turn away from Your loving care and guidance, but now we once again turn to You, oh God.
With Your grace, compassion and love, we will overcome perhaps our most difficult challenge that we as a Nation have encountered.
We ask this in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen'