Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

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Christmas, Carroll

for the best Christmas carols...

1) sound of music, Carroll, Christmas, 8) my favorite things

The best carols are always found at Christmas at Carroll, coming up quick Dec. 6 and 7. Ten bucks will buy you the best seat in the house for performances by Carroll's Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir, Handbell Choir, Chamber Singers, Men's Choir, Wind Symphony and Women's Ensemble.

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Just for the Record

1) sound of music, Christmas, Guinness

I failed to mention, as reported in in February 5th's Waukesha Freeman, that carolers in Waukesha have officially broken the year old record to make it into the Guinness Book. As mentioned earlier, I was among the 1822 frozen singing souls downtown that cold November 22nd evening.

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A Christmas Carroll

1) sound of music, 7) I simply remember, 8) my favorite things, Carroll, Christmas

It wouldn't surprise me if charitable giving increases next weekend, along with greater empathy for others. Dickens' A Christmas Carol had that effect on readers 170 years ago and likely is still true today. Likewise, Christmas at Carroll, next weekend's awe-inspiring concert in Carroll's Shattuck Music Center has always had a positive transformative effect on me. I've been attending for years, and if I weren't in the spirit before the concert, then I sure was three hours later!

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It's Christmas Time in the City

1) sound of music, 8) my favorite things, Christmas, YouTube

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

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Carol and Carroll

1) sound of music, 7) I simply remember, 6) when I'm feeling sad, Carroll, Christmas

There will be much discussion today on what everyone was doing 50 years ago when they learned President Kennedy was shot. I don't remember the day, but as I was only 2-1/2 at the time I know what I was probably doing: dirtying diapers and napping between playing with my toys and teasing my sisters.

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bailey, Christmas, helping, Salvation Army, Woodman's

How would you spend an unexpected vacation? I had off Friday, but ended up doing a double shift anyway . . . bell ringing next to Salvation Army Kettles!

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on the fence

Carroll, Christmas, Waukesha North, Waukesha North, 1) sound of music

I can't decide what I'd rather do next week.

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there's ringing in my ears

Christmas, helping, Salvation Army, Thanksgiving

Sally bells ring, are you listening?

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take a hike

Christmas, Salvation Army

As it's been a few weeks... and since it's Takin' the Blog for a Walk... Maybe if I got out walking more I'd have more to write about? I try to keep it positive, but it's a web log. Can't always be rosy.

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