WISHING YOU THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS WHICH IS PEACE,
THE BLESSING OF CHRISTMAS WHICH IS HOPE
AND THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS WHICH IS LOVE.
HAVE A BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON
AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!
No BOOK NOOK-Brenda on vacation
John Kraft took the show to SLUMBERLAND in Beaver Dam
TODAY IS: Boxing Day
ONE DAY, ONE NIGHT,: PORTRAITS OF THE SOUTH POLE, Dr. John Bird and Jennifer McCallum
One Day, One Night offers a riveting account of the challenges, the adventure, the wonder of life at the South Pole Station. This work of narrative non-fiction reveals mind-boggling science, from secrets of climate change locked under the ice, to the edge of the universe and the beginning of time. Immerse yourself in land and skyscapes. Gawk at Polies running to the Geographic South Pole naked when the temperature reaches –101°F. Find yourself bathed in perpetual darkness, frozen into the eight months of winter in the most isolated place on Earth.
TODAY IS: Holocaust Remembrance
We talked about New Years’ Traditions, why playing an instrument can be like a “gym” for the brain, and I gave tips on storing holiday decorations. Recipes shared: Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Makeover Mac and Cheese, Cocktail Cherries and Leek Vinaigrette. The interview with Jennifer McCallum was very timely as it was a high of 6 degrees today and sub zero temps are expected for the next few days, although nothing near 100 BELOW, like she experienced at the South Pole!
LEO FENDER: THE QUIET GIANT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD, Randall Bell and Phyllis Fender
Occasionally, the world produces one of those rare thinkers that alter the course of history.
Disney reinvented entertainment, Einstein revolutionized science, Edison lit up our lives with the light bulb, Bell got the world talking with the telephone … and Fender revolutionized music. If you think about it, Leo Fender has influenced every person on earth today – at least everyone who has ever heard a song.
Guitar Player Magazine declared that Clarence Leo Fender is the father of the solid body guitar. Not only did he invent it, but Leo’s guitars were used by everyone from Elvis Presley, to Eric Clapton and from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Hendrix. Indeed, Rolling Stone Magazine published a list of the world’s top 100 guitarists, and 90 of them used one of Leo’s guitars on stage, and the others used guitars that copied Leo’s inventions and concepts.
Leo Fender was shy, had one glass eye, and was nearly deaf. Yet, from the small town of Fullerton, California, he built an iconic worldwide empire that is worshiped by the rock stars themselves. The highest price ever spent for music memorabilia was not for Michael Jackson’s glove, original Beatles’ handwritten lyrics or even Elvis’ killer pantsuit. It was for a Fender Stratocaster, which sold for a staggering $2.7 million. Written by the wife of the late Leo Fender, for the very first time, this book provides a rare look into the wonderful mind and world of this quiet genius.
TODAY IS: Chocolate, Card Playing, Call a Friend, Pledge of Allegiance
We talked about different card games like: LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER AND 3/13. Shared the following recipes: Homemade Italian Seasoning, Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms, Party Hat Cakes and Easy Blueberry Cobbler and talked about 10 foods to eat for good luck in the New Year, why you should “chill” your opened bag of potato chips and learned some New Years Trivia.
Today is: Pepper Pot, Tick Tock, YMCA founded, No Interruptions
We shared how to set color for clothing and I found a couple of recipes for the listener looking for Aebleskiver (Danish Pancake Balls). Also shared: Pigs in a Blanket with a Twist, Bacon Candy Crack Up, and Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes