sing second!

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Our son celebrating a sing-second moment.

“Singing second”

is perhaps the most prized moment in the football career of a player

at one of the service academies.

 

The tradition after games between the Military Academies is for the “Alma Mater” of both teams to be performed by the respective school bands with the teams standing together at attention. The anthem of the losing team is performed first, then the anthem of the winning team is performed second.

 

In only 2 days and a butt we look forward to when

ARMY

sings second!

GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!

 

 

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Our son’s final walk in his favorite Service Academy uniform. Circa Army/Navy c/o 2012.

And extra-special hugs n’ blessings to all the firsties who will play their final game.

Alma Mater

Hail, Alma Mater dear,
To us be ever near.
Help us thy motto bear
Through all the years.
Let Duty be well performed.
Honor be e’er untarned
Country be ever armed.
West Point, by thee.

Guide us, thine own, aright
Teach us by day, by night,
To keep thine honor bright,
For thee to fight.

When we depart from thee,
Serving on land or sea,
May we stand loyal be,
West Point, to thee

And when our work is done,
Our course on earth is run,
May it be said, “Well done”
Be thou at peace.”
E’er may that line of gray
Increase from day to day
Live, serve, and die, we pray,
West Point, for thee.

P.S. Reinecke, 1911

 

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Stephen Chase Prasnicki KIA 2012  None More American

*Video credit: Austin Lachance

*Photo credits: Danny Wild and myself.

singing lessons.

it’s the monday giggles….

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Minion Photos from Pinterest.

“Speaking to one another with psalms,hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart ❤️to the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:19

 

A scene from the Opening Act of the daily

‘Wake-Up-Morning-Stroll’  Show…

Continue reading “singing lessons.”

it’s the first of the twelve!

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

Some people tend to think of Christmas as being just December 25th, but the Christmas season lasts longer than that!

The Shepherds & the Wise Men have yet to arrive!

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According to the Church’s Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, the official rule is this: the Christmas Season begins at the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve and ends on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

So don’t yet take down the tree!

Christ was born for all to See!

Let us rejoice and proclaim His dear birth!

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St. Joseph-Bread of Life Community-Church Erie, Pa

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  John 1:14

Once more the world remembers
Our blessed Savior’s  birth.

Once more we think of Bethlehem and pray for peace on earth.

May this blessed Christmas Season hold many joys for you and special inspirations to last the New Year through!IMG_6904

What will you seek to receive during these next twelve days?

hugs n’ blessings as we embrace the twelve days of Christmas together!