Monthly Archives: December 2019

TRIPPING THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC

(Berrien County, Michigan) We took our annual Trip the Lights Fantastic Tour on the Third Day of Christmas and were once again blown away by the Lights of Little Glendora.  Yes, they once again won Best of Show.  To all … Continue reading

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SLEEPING BEARDY

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THE ROAD AHEAD

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THE DEERSLAYER

(Warren Dunes State Park, Michigan) I was tempted to stay home Thursday night, but I wanted to go to Bridgman and meet some friends I don’t usually get to see on Thursday nights because of band rehearsal.  But the band, … Continue reading

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BUSINESS AS USUAL

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SANTA MEOW

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CHRISTMAS CARD

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CHRISTMAS EVE READING

Santa’s Pen a story for Christmas Eve by Charles McKelvy We were at the UPS Store in Saint Joe two days before Christmas to return a faulty computer we had purchased, sight-unseen, from some fly-by-night outfit in California, when I … Continue reading

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THIS JUST IN:

OUR DAILY BREAD a Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy All he wanted to buy was a loaf of bread. But he got so, so much more when he walked down the bread aisle and ran into that guy from the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN NEW BUFFALO

Please accept these Christmas cards from New Buffalo, Michigan with our wishes for a truly Merry Christmas:

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DECEMBER LIGHT.2

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RED FOX

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DECEMBER LIGHT

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GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT

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SANTA ADRIFT

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: TICKET TO RIDE

TICKET TO RIDE a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The week before Christmas, the little boy’s big sister took him to Union Station to watch all the happy people boarding trains to see their loved ones for the holidays. … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

  Santa’s New Glasses a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed … Continue reading

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LIGHTS OF LITTLE GLENDORA

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O, CHRISTMAS WREATH; O, CHRISTMAS WREATH

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FALLEN FLAGS

In railroading circles, railroads that no longer exist are referred to as Fallen Flags. Such were my thoughts Thursday upon beholding the magnificent tree displayed at Chicago Union Station.  We had fun picking out all the Fallen Flags we had … Continue reading

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BRIDGE WORK

(Chicago, Illinois) We took the train to Chicago yesterday to trip the lights fantastic, and, in the process of our procession, we proceeded along the South Branch of the Chicago River and thus got to see some superb spans.  To … Continue reading

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SENIOR CLARINET RECITAL

Gabriel Halsey performed a brilliant Senior Clarinet Recital on December 10, 2019 at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs, Michigan, playing challenging works by Claude Debussy, Franz Danzi, and Aaron Copland.  Gabriel gave the recital in partial fulfillment … Continue reading

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20TH CENTURY LIMITED

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THE HIGH ROAD

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IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

(Benton Harbor, Michigan) Southshore Concert Band and Dale L. Reuss, Conductor, presented In The Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Mendel Center Mainstage with special guests, The Lake Michigan College Concert Choir, under the direction of Kristopher Zook.  Trombonist … Continue reading

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MOON OVER MICHIGAN

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WINDOW DRESSING

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‘TIS THE SEASON

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BUCKY

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WATER’S EDGE

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