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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

I grew up loving and reading the great American Authors, James Fennimore Cooper, Mark Twain, etc. We lived on the Mississippi gulf coast were Longfellow built a home that was for years a restaurant called, the Longfellow House.

Longfellow was a friend and of Abraham Lincoln and the author of a poem that served to make the Christmas song I heard the bells on Christmas day. The civil war was of course the backdrop of the somber nature of the poem, and the hopeful last verse.

Our choir will be singing two versions of the song on Sunday.

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