Friday, November 25, 2016

The Three Tenors

What could have been more entertaining this evening than hearing the 3 Tenors and the Children's Choir present their Christmas program of music on Public Television, Net. After suffering through the Nebraska(10-40)Iowa football game, it was very necessary to lift our spirits. I went down to coffee this morning, but other than that, we didn't get out of the house. I did some financial planning and changed a light bulb in my closet, but that was the extent of my physical activities. It was a good day for the stock market even with an early closing. We have enjoyed the 3 tenors; Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo for a number of years and can still do so through the benefits of technology.
Pavarotti has always been a favorite and didn't realize until this evening the he had died some 9 years ago. I came across and old 45-LP record the other day that included President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressing a joint session of Congress where he stated that, "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy...". While we have long accepted the value of being able to read the words of historic documents, we can now not only hear the words being spoken but see the body language, etc. that adds expression to written message.

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