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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!