Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas on a Sunday made for a busy day. Dinner turned into Supper, but it was nice nonetheless...
VW Ornament...
Obligatory food line...
My portion...
Friends too (note HomeMade RootBeer)...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Calypso Carol...

This is fast becoming my favorite Christmas Carol...embedding is disabled, but click through to YouTube to watch and listen...



See him lying on a bed of straw;
draughty stable with an open door,
Mary cradling the babe she bore;
The prince of glory is his name.

Refrain
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem
to see the Lord appear to men;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The prince of glory when he came.
Star of silver sweep across the skies,
show where Jesus in the manger lies.
Shepherds swiftly from your stupor rise
to see the Saviour of the world.
Refrain
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem
to see the Lord appear to men;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The prince of glory when he came.
Mine are riches from thy poverty,
From thine innocence, eternity;
Mine, forgiveness by thy death for me,
Child of sorrow for my joy.
Refrain
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem
to see the Lord appear to men;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The prince of glory when he came.
Angels, sing agan the song you sang,
bring God's glory to the heart of man;
Sing the Bethl'hem's little baby can
be salvation to the soul.
Refrain
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem
to see the Lord appear to men;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The prince of glory when he came.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lt. Colonel Steven Todd Drewry 1966-2011

Today, my heart breaks for my niece Kim, after the loss of her husband Steve. I realize that "sorrow may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning", but it's still difficult to understand and accept. God help us all...
Good Night Steve, and here's to trusting and knowing we'll meet again in that land where we'll never grow old, with no more sickness, no more sadness, no more tears, and no more death...
LT. COLONEL STEVEN TODD DREWRY, U.S. Air Force, age 44, of O’Fallon, IL, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. Born December 15, 1966 in Memphis to Ron and Nancy Drewry. He graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and later received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Information Systems management from Webster University. During his Air Force service, he served in various positions as a pilot, instructor, inspector, executive officer and commander. He was a decorated veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He additionally deployed in support of Operations Joint Guard, Joint Endeavor, and Southern Watch. His decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, the Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Achievement Medal. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 13 years, Kimberly Ann Rowsell; son, Adam and daughter, Kristin. Beloved sister of Cindy Drewry German of Collierville, TN; brother, David and his wife, Tina of Las Vegas, NV; six nieces and nephews and his most faithful friend, Buddy. Visitation is at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Ave. on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8 p.m., with graveside services at 11 a.m., Friday, December 9 in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests any memorial donations be made to the Aplastic Anemia, MDS Foundation. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com
Published in The Commercial Appeal on December 7, 2011

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