The above is the link to this week's Christmas column. Enjoy and, as always, thank you for reading.
Here is the youtube version of John McCutcheon's song, "Christmas in the Trenches."
|Brookside Mansion in Fort Wayne, Indiana|
Photo courtesy of Matthew Anderson Homan.
So, the show went off just great. I was, of course, a nervous wreck before the show, but once on the stage, all the jitters melted away.
It was a delightful evening with faculty members from St. Francis University as well as community members, friends, and family in the audience.
Following the performance a lovely reception was held inside the mansion. There was food in several of the rooms (numbering 33 rooms!) and dancing in the ballroom with a lovely young group of jazz musicians.
I was the last to leave as is usually the case. Perhaps I felt a bit like Cinderella at the ball? I worked very hard on this show and then it was over just like that!
I did not leave my glass slipper behind though, I am still wearing it...for good luck, of course!
|Matthew and Jonah listening to my stories by lantern light.|