.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oakwood Carolers

It's been many years since we've had a brown Christmas. We may not have any snow for Christmas this year in Oakwood, but we do have the neighborhood kids out caroling and plenty of cookies on hand to reward them. A Partridge In a Pear Tree beats Trick 'R Treat any day. (My daughter is 26 and says this is the first non-white Christmas in her memory. It just ain't right.)

I can't do first names with all these kids, but last names from the left:  Utz, Heinz, Heinz, Cookle, Heinz, Utz. I think.
Not only were we treated to the Christmas spirit in song, they gave us a loaf of Hawaiian fruit bread from Tobi Utze as they left. Still hoping for a little snow. 

6 comments:

Silk Hope said...

Make em' sing loud.

Gunnar Berg said...

They did. On that find edge between singing and exuberant shouting.

Mimbres Man said...

Very cool.

gabriel said...

looks like there were close to enough to do the Tallis Christmas mass...it would blow your mind if they came out with something in a medieval modality, wouldn't it?

Gunnar Berg said...

Well yes, I guess it would.

All things considered, it was quite good and rather touching. They obviously had practiced before making their rounds.

When I grew up in The Grove they did Julebukking. Give that one a Google. ;-)

George A said...

Very sweet. I'm sooo relieved to learn that you gave them cookies as a reward for their singing efforts rather than branvin and cigars--branvin shouldn't be wasted on kids and cigars would just stunt their growth.

We're having a "brown" Christmas as well, but in Maryland that's not so unusual.