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Burl Ives Memories in central Illinois

I have always loved songs by Burl Ives.  When Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer comes on at Christmas, I usually will pause and perhaps will watch the whole show just to hear his renditions of the popular Christmas/children’s songs. 437 more words

Arts & Culture

The Mug Tree, a roadside attraction!

The Mug Tree is a road side landmark outside of Yale, Illinois. The town of Yale according to the sign has a population of a whopping 100 residents.  105 more words

Arts & Culture


Hey, all you bloggers and blog followers out there! I would ever-so-very much like to announce that Dream In Music is planning to gear up with some fun stuff now that fall is officially here! 316 more words

Dream In Music

August 25

Avast! Four months until Christmas!

Hallmark, ahoy! Burl Ives dead ahead!

Belay peace and husbandry!

Cry havoc and let loose the bilge!

(OK, OK, so I’ve mixed my literatures. 6 more words


bare corners

The rectangular box with the snowman wrapping paper became more shelf-worn as it wandered through the house.   One year it rested on the silver tray with the beanbag frog; the next year it perched on the bookshelf next to Tale of Two Cities.  68 more words


July 23rd in Gennett History, 1929: Burl Ives Recorded "Behind the Clouds"

July 23rd in Gennett History, 1929: Burl Ives recorded “Behind the Clouds” in Richmond. While Ives went on to a very successful music career, Gennett did not see it that way and rejected his recording. 14 more words


Day 254: Lavender Blue

I overheard a guy talking about his daughter. She was about to take her first steps and he was excitedly telling his friend about it. He was afraid he would miss it because he’d be at work or something. 135 more words