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Merry Christmas

Posted by Jon Eric on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Almost midnight and I am just bubbling with the joy of the holiday season. Not the commercialism --heck I don't even have a tree up this year.

But the season is for giving and sharing of music family and friends old and new.

Mr. Bob Black, his wife Kristie -Paul Roberts and his wife Julie have been gracious to allow me to sit in with them playing Christmas tunes in Iowa City tomorrow as they feed the masses who wish to come. Now THAT is Christmas to me.

Many of you know that The Stelling I play was my mother's Christmas "present" to me. Honoring her passing away  ---through playing it as much as I possibly can. Healing through music for her memory. (tytyty Ed Stacy for allowing this banjo to find a new home)

Merry Christmas to all of you here, and to your friends and family to the Vets and military who can not be with us--thank you for your encouraging words and help and for ALL you have done for me. I am forever grateful.

5 comments on “Merry Christmas”

banjo1930 Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @12:19:19 AM

Merry Christmas Jon, Music is such a great way to celebrate the holidays!

KevinP Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @7:46:39 AM

Thank you Jon for the wonderful message and Merry Christmas to you. You are truly an inspiration. This is my first Christmas without my mother and so it's been a very difficult but reflective time for me. At the same time, I've enjoyed listening to your CD the past few days, thank you for sharing your music. Your friend, Kevin

Jon Eric Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @2:46:35 PM

Kevin,

This has been one of the greatest!
The chance to bring a few smiles and see warmth spreading from inside out has been
the greatest gift of all!

You Mother is watching over you my friend.
Watch for the little things. She is and always will be forever a part of you.

So glad you like that cd- it was the 1st real project for banjo I have ever been a part of-
Many more are soon to come if the music is willing. (and the old fingers can still move-grin)

Merry Christmas !

~JE

twayneking Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @7:45:13 PM

My wife and I gave a gift to a stranger in need this year on behalf of my son who died 3 years ago.  It made us feel like he was still with us in some way.  The story is too long to tell here, but it's on my hangout blog.  I've been telling people the story who have lost loved ones and suggesting guerrilla giving as a wonderful way to create a memorial for those we've lost.

Tom

Jon Eric Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @10:02:15 PM

I will go and read tom...I think that is amazing how memories can be passed on to make a true difference!

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