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Menu The Newell Post You And Me And The Newell Post SEARCH RESULTS FOR: A LONG  A Long Long Time Ago The Day The Music Died?February 3, 1959 was a day I will forever remember. I can still see my brother … Continue reading

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First Friday

Here we are on January 6th. In the old days, we would have called this The Epiphany, and some would have referred to it as Little Christmas, the day when the Magi appeared with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and … Continue reading

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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot…Absolutely NO!

The trouble with Auld Lang Syne is that it is sung at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Probably not the optimum time to comprehend the meaning of a song. I used to think that Auld Lang Syne championed the idea … Continue reading

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My Eves Of Christmas

Days like today always have me looking back to special moments of my life. Christmas Eve, in particular, is a day fraught with whispers from the past.If only the Ghosts from these Christmases past could visit us! Still, their memories … Continue reading

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And So This Is Christmas

I’m seventy-two, and I still believe in Santa Claus. Yes, Virginia, I do believe in Santa Claus. Why else would I continue to play with the toys I was given when I was 10? Why else would I continue to … Continue reading

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Tree Lighting 1979

Tonight the tree in Rockefeller Center will be lit in a 90-minute ordeal. There was a time, however, that the tree was lit shortly after five pm so that people could stop off on their way home. I used to … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Take Much

My mother would always remind me not to let little things bother me. Of course, at the time, I was too young to understand the wisdom of those words as I would protest I was trying to rid myself of … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions

The very notion of a Holiday is the first step in creating a Holiday Tradition. All of our holidays inspire special celebrations. Memorial Day has always been the official start of summer. Out in the Hamptons, we got our new … Continue reading

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59

About this time fifty-nine years ago. I may have been daydreaming about the approaching Thanksgiving Holiday. More likely, I was daydreaming about a girl. In any event, I wasn’t paying attention to Sister Margaret. Although I always loved her stories … Continue reading

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Life After Your Second Hurricane

Ok, UNCLE! When I finally retired and moved to Florida, I thought I would be entering the Magical Phase of my life. Disney and Yankee Spring Training lured me south to the Sunshine State. Who knew it was also the … Continue reading

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