Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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My memories of the holiday season include, among st other things, seasonal music like Silver Bells and White Christmas that is music for the ages.
As my memory went back to many years ago there were other songs and music that may not be for the ages but had words and lyrics that are worth listening to.
In 1944 Johnny Mercer wrote the words and Harold Arlen wrote the music for a movie named HERE COME THE WAVES, a tribute to the first female Navy counterpart.
The verse was sung by none other than Bing Crosby, and it's title is "Ac-Cent-Thu-ate The Positive."
"You've got to Accent-tchu-ate the positive, E-lim-my-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mister In-between. (www.johnny mercer.com) Check your internet for the rest of the words.
Another memorable song was introduced in 1948 by the legend and early television star, Nat King Cole, words and music by Eden Ahbez.
"There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy, they say he wandered very far, very far over land and sea, a little shy and sad of eye but very wise was he. And then one day he passed my way and while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me. "The greatest thing you"ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"."
NATURE BOY credits to www.sing365.com/music/lyric.
My sincere best wishes for a very happy holiday season.