It has been said of my wife Mary that she is the Queen of Christmas. (Ok, it was me, I was the one that said it). Even queens have a childhood, I guess in childhood they are called Princess. Princess Mary’s childhood took place in Ephrata Washington, a tiny little town in the center of Washington state. Ephrata is to Seattle like a saltine cracker is to a wet sponge. The city Washington state is famous for, Seattle, gets on average 37.5 inches of rain, in 2017 it got 47 inches. Ephrata gets 8 inches of precipitation per year. Seattle gets rain and rarely gets snow but that’s okay because of all the rain it is green all of the time. Ephrata in contrast, is dry, and grey, and drab. In summer we get the green of irrigated crops and orchards, watered trees, grass and flowers. But winter is different. Winter can be monotone. Winter can be drab. Winter can be long and boring. One of the blessings we receive in winter because it is colder here than in Seattle, is that some of that precipitation falls in the form of snow.
Mary wrote about a Christmas from her childhood where the magic happened, there was a Christmas snow.
Please listen to Mary’s song Merry Mary and enjoy a peek into princess Mary’s Christmas memories. If you like the song, please share it with your family and friends. You folks that read my posts have been deputized into being our distribution system for Mary’s Christmas album. Please help us spread these free samples of a Christmas filled with joy, joy because God remembered our need and sent a savior, Jesus.
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I am really enjoying reading your commentary on my Christmas songs! Thank you!
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