In the mid 1960s a young towheaded boy loved Snoopy so much that his father nicknamed him just that, Snoopy. Needless to say that when The Royal Guardsman released Snoopy’s Christmas in 1967, a 45 rpm copy of it was at the top of his list to Santa. Santa brought him his wish and he played that little record over and over until he wore it out.
That little towhead grew up, as all little boys do, and his nickname fell by the wayside. The towhead turned dirty blonde and eventually mousy brown and his beard came in a thick dark brown. Today his beard has become rather Fearsome, although the color has become salt and pepper with more and more salt every day.
The little boy inside of this fifty something large bearded man still loves Snoopy and to this day can never get enough of this Christmas tune.
The Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy’s Christmas – 1967
To love thy neighbor and to serve others is grace come true.
We all are one. Let us celebrate, love and respect.
May peace and joy be yours to enjoy and share.
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Stumbled upon this after I had finished all my Christmas posts. Brought tears to my eyes. I had this record as a child. No longer remember what happened to it. Now I have it here.
Sharing from my own experience I’ve found that the only way to overcome an obstacle in life is to look beyond it and keep moving. It’s ok to stop and look at the obstacle, then acknowledge it for what it is and get back on track.
I went to the movie theatre today. I treated Fearsome to a discounted matinee at 10:55 am. It’s a holiday week, that void between Xmas and New Years. I have to say it’s been a while since I went to a movie in a theatre.
First thing I noticed was there was no longer a ticket window. You just walk into a lobby and there are a couple guys standing there with iPads for those like me who are blissfully unaware that you are supposed to buy the ticket online before you arrive. They will help you buy a ticket which is now only $16.50 for a discounted matinee. The iPad they are holding only takes credit cards, no cash welcome any longer. The iPad also assigns you a seat. Assigned seating at a cinema was a definite first for me.
After paying admission, I escorted Fearsome into the multiplex which I do have to admit is nicer than any I have ever before experienced. It had better been nice since the ticket buying process, assigned seating and admission price had me feeling every day of my age.
We went to see The Peanuts Movie. Snoopy has been my hero since I was a wee little lad and long before the puberty experience that gave me Fearsome. I can so relate to Charlie Brown. I do have to say that the movie is quite enjoyable. I laughed, smiled, danced in my seat and even shed a couple tears. I’m glad I took the time to see it on the big screen. It was a great experience to be a big kid in a theatre full of actual kids with their laughter and excitement.
Charlie Brown reminds me to dream, believe, hope and stay the course. Snoopy reminds me to keep a light heart, dance, laugh and never ever take things too seriously.
…..He that is of merry heart hath a continual feast. ………Proverbs 15:15
Fearsome and I are not ones to go around quoting out of the bible. However the bible does have many bits of wisdom that do apply to living a good life. We didn’t even find the wonderful words above in the bible. It’s not something that we read. We found this inspirational phrase in a little book we picked up at Comic-Con 2015.
Worthwhile Comic-Con purchase.
This nice little book was purchased because we believe in the Snoopy Dance. We are fans of Snoopy. The little book is full inspirational quotes from many different sources and many walks of life. There is a character that I adore that said something similar in the short 10 second clip below:
Yep you guessed it, Fearsome and I are cup half full, actually full to over flowing kind of guys.
Mmmmmm, Fresh Made Garlic Rolls! Fearsome loves them. You’d better have one too, especially if you plan on kissing him.
Our point is this, when you are merry of heart the world really is a great place! Go ahead….Live!… and do the Snoopy Dance!