The Little Drummer Boy
Dr. Jean's I Remember post suggesting kids host an interview with friends and family about their Christmas memories flashed me back to my formative years on the farm during this festive time. Since we were A.L.W.A.Y.S. working, and television time was so rare, my screen-time memories are incredibly lucid. One of our gifts at Christmastime each year was time off from milking cows for the one holiday show that we each wanted to watch.
I picked The Little Drummer Boy every time!
Jacob's band played this hauntingly beautiful version of the song at their concert Monday night and, again, I flashed back. When I close my eyes and listen to the music (which features an oboe trio by three amazingly talented girls), I can still see Aaron's sad face, the fire, his little lamb getting injured. I can feel his sorrow and loss. And ultimately I share his JOY at the stable scene beneath that star as his story resolves itself at the end. So today I'm wondering,
"What do you remember most vividly from your childhood about the holiday?" As you reflect, sit back, turn up the volume, and relive your memories as the Friendswood High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gregory Dick, spreads some holiday cheer with
Carol of the Drum.