Thursday, December 24, 2009

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!



Well here it is Christmas Eve 2009. As we approach the big Day I just want to say how much this time of year makes me realize how much I miss my parents. They're spending Christmas together this year in Eternity. My Dad just died last September, and my Mom died Thanksgiving weekend of 2004. They'll have plenty of company with all 4 of their Parents, my Aunt Ila and her husband Bob Lees, and as of 2 days ago my Aunt Carol who was my Mom's Brother David's wife. Oh yes and also my oldest cousin Steve who died in 1998 from his lifelong struggle with CF, and his youngest nephew Donnie who was killed 2 years ago in Iraq.

We don't have our big 60 person Christmas Day gatherings any longer. However as time goes by those who have passed will start up the tradition all over again up there. We miss you all, but we know you are all in a much better place now! Love you Mom and Dad and everyone!!! Happy Christmas Eve!!!

Bing Crosby "The Small One/Orson Welles "The Happy Prince"





You can find this great recording shared at my YUKU Forum linked above!!!


I ALSO HAVE FOUND A COUPLE OF COPIES OF THIS RECORDING THAT WERE RELEASED IN NEW ZEALAND. HERE ARE THOSE COVER SCANS:

THIS ONE IS A 12 INCH 33 RPM LP FROM MCA (THE BACK COVER IS INDENTICAL TO THE LP I SHARED SCANS OF ABOVE EXCEPT FOR THE RECORD STOCK NUMBERS):




THIS ONE IS A 10 INCH 33 RPM RECORD FROM COLUMBIA RECORDS IN NEW ZEALAND (THIS ONE IS JUST THE STORIES WITHOUT ANY SONGS BY BING):





I GUESS THESE TWO STORIES ARE VERY POPULAR IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. THE MAN I BOUGHT THE NZ RECORDS FROM SAID THAT THESE TWO STORIES ARE STILL PLAYED EVERY CHRISTMAS DOWN THERE! I'VE SEEN COPIES OF THE LP GO FOR OVER $50.00 ON EBAY.


YOU CAN ALSO FIND THIS AND MANY OTHER RECORDINGS FOR SALE IN CD FORM AT MY BLUJAY PAGE LINKED IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN OF THIS BLOG!!! ALL OF MY CHRISTMAS CDS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR ONLY $5.50!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Just Got A New Batch Of Sealed Christmas LPs!

Here's some scans of this years batch of sealed Christmas LPs I just found on ebay (like I need more LPs I don't have time to rip....lol). It's just hard to pass up a sealed LP that's priced under $6.00:
































Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

TWINKLER BRAND SPINNER ORNAMENTS

I think I had posted earlier that I had inherited 5 Spinner Ornaments from my Paternal Grandmother. I recently found an entire box full of 12 of the red spinner ornaments, and I paid a small fortune to win it. I wanted them mainly for the box since I'd never seen one in person before. So now I have an original box to store 12 of the 17 spinners in after Christmas. I'm doing well this year in the way of original Christmas Decoration boxes. I already posted a couple months ago about the Alpine Village Box set THAT I found online.

As for the spinners I am keeping 12 in the box, and the other 5 I have already sold on ebay. I made enough from those 5 to pay for half the price of the box of 12. Here's a couple of photos of the Spinners: