~Silent Night~

Originally a poem written in 1816, by Austrian priest Joseph Mohr, Silent Night is one of the most famous Christmas Carols.

With Christmas just a few days from now, I'm sharing Nativity scenes, displayed around our home.

The scene, pictured above, is a music box that plays Silent Night.

The scene above, sits on a child size school desk, in our hearth room.

This scene is displayed on the round table in the center of the living room.

Another Nativity scene sits on a table on the landing, overlooking the living room.

The Hallmark Holy Family is in one of the guest rooms. Also displayed on this chest are photos of our Mothers from around 1940. The watch under the dome belonged to J's maternal Grandmother. The rose lamp was J's Mother's.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light.
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay.
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.
Here we are as in olden days,
happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
gather near to us once more.
Through the years we all will be together,
if the Fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
~Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, from the film "Meet Me in St Louis", 1943~