Author Archives: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....

My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #7: Longing for Home

. Today is the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941. immediately after that attack, many young men were pulled away from their families to fight for our and others’ freedoms. I am sure that most of … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #6: Herod the King

. The Coventry Carol has been a favorite of mine for many years – when done “right”, it will send chills up your spine. The author of this work is unknown; the oldest known text was written down by Robert … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #5: A Rockin’ Christmas

While I love the traditional Christmas carols that we sing in church, I also love many of the songs that I hear on the radio.  One of my favorites has always been “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”; no Christmas is … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #4: Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

Can you go a Christmas season without hearing “Blue Christmas” at least once? I say you cannot! This is one of those songs that grows on you over the years.

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #3: A Cappella Fun

. The first time I heard this arrangement of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, I knew that I had to go out and buy this group’s album: . . I liked their music so much that I bought copies as Christmas … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #2: Around the World

I couldn’t do posts of Christmas music without including an all-time favorite, but it truly defied classification.  I finally came up with a solution – Christmas favorites that come to us from other countries/cultures. It just might work….

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #1: Anticipation

Back in 2011, I got an idea for something to do for the days leading up to Christmas – I LOVE Christmas music, both sacred and secular, so I thought it might be nice to post some of my favorites. … Continue reading

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The Angel Tree (a heartwarming Koch family Christmas tale)

. . Every family has their own “family lore” – stories handed down from generation to generation.  These are generally told around the campfire, on the front porch, or around the dining room table.  The good ones are side-splittingly funny; the really … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday – Chocolate and Whiskey Liqueur

. With holiday parties coming up, here’s a neat idea for either bringing along to share, or giving as a hostess gift. It is delightfully easy to make, and it is decadently delicious. If you don’t like alcoholic drinks, you … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Classic

. . From 1978, these classic clips from the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” never fail to leave me in stitches: . . Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! .

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