I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!
Thanks to Footnote Maven of http://www.footnotemaven.com/, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/footnoteMaven?fref=photo for her Christmas Carol blogging challenge! I have many, many favorite Christmas carols, and listening to all of them is a favorite part of Christmas for me. Most all of the time, I love the old favorites by the original artists, but I add new favorites as they come along.
Two years ago, I added “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Kansas girl Martina McBride and Dean Martin to a favorite’s list on my iPod! (And just so you know, my hubby got to meet her when she was still singing with her parents in different gigs around Kansas!)
He had truck trouble, and Martina’s folks were on their way to a gig and they picked him up and took him into town! She was a beautiful young lady (still is), and he came home with stars in his eyes!
Here are photos and their version of this Christmas classic
And last year, I added a new couple, Missy and Jase Robertson, singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to my iPod’s favorites’ list. Missy has a lovely voice, and together they do such a cute job of singing this Christmas favorite.
And as for WHY is it one of my Christmas favorites. Here my “why.”
My Mom and Dad got up at five a.m. every morning, EVERY morning, cold, rain, snow, sleet, ice, didn’t matter, to milk the dairy cows. After they finished milking, Dad went out in the pasture to feed the cows, and Mom came in the house to start breakfast. (And wake me up if I wasn’t already.)
I have this wonderful memory of my dad coming in from a cold, snowy, early winter morning after feeding the cattle, all bundled up in overalls and a heavy flannel-lined coat, his face red from the cold, and that twinkle in his eye that was always there when he looked at my Mom, and he would sing “Baby, it’s Cold Outside” as he snuggled up to her, nuzzled her neck and gave her a chilly hug and kiss. And there was always laughter between them when he did that, and usually a few more kisses.
My dad died when I was not quite 13, and I am thankful for such a special memory, and the love that my parents had for each other and for me, and that still brings a smile to my face.
And as I sit here, playing these two songs, my mom, age nearly 103, has a big smile on her face, and she is singing along!
Thank God for the memories!