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A Prayers |.11 ST. FRANCIS instrument of Your peace. % Iftg lean to Where there is hatred, let me sow lope; Where there is mlury, pardon; Where there doubt, faith; Where there is darkness, light, and Where there is sadness, joy. Are Flowers of Yule at Christmastime , - .... Rosemary and bay have Holly has long been con- btbme la ter, ......... long been associated with aidered the most sacred of the story of ChristmasChristmas greens; and the red berries are said to repre- grant that I may not so much seeh to be Legends say tae Virgin the blood of Jesus. Mary rested by a rosemary plant, and placed the Christ 'Or all the trees that are __' ,, consoled as to console; To be understood Child'Sbranches,garmentSwhereuponUpOn theitS bearsin the theWd'zrown e'nly the holly as to understand, "fo be loved as to love., white blossoms turned to a dmplay of holly wa~ lovely lavender to honor the Ion a sign of Oh ttan " Child. worship. For it is .in giving that we receive;It is in bay tree with its Folklore has it that holly . ,_ lance-like leaves and purple in the window will keep evi| pardoning that we are pardoned; and it berries, was said to have spirits away from th, sheltered the Family during house, and holly at a maid a thunderstorm thus it n's bedside, on Christmas is in dyin that we are born to eternal life, was believed that lightning Eve, will protect her from , would not strike a bay tree. goblins l qc qc qc " How Legends stance, is perfect for set-WELL-LOVED OaroIs Began ring a beat, and is easy ........ A enough for anyone to play. I.I7. . r'IML) g I Maracas are also used for rhythmic effect and require T H E R O U N DS crows all night long on the Many Christmas Carol _ _ only shaking to make a var- eve of Christmas. have animals and things as I C b " themes. An example is the iety of interesting sounds. Chrlstnma ta many things New work begun during well-loved :'Carol of to many people but regard- Christmas week will never Birds," of French origin The ukulele takes a little leas of custom or country, prosper, one tradition has wherein birds bring the "Make a ayful noise unto practice, but once three or all Christmas celebrations it another cautions that ,, sweetest music to earth the _I ord, ye land. . At four basic chords are mas- are surrounded by legends, whatever is done on New Such carols live forever. mer ame is tni ex tered, there are hundreds They vary from the relig- Year's Day will be done the hortation fr-n: the P alma of songs that can be accom- ious to the nonsensical and whole year through, so pay Carols simply are son- as appropriate u it ia panied by this instrument. mem endless in number,no bills ! with a religious impulse and at Christmas, when Joyful Harmonicas require a great thus come from the wo ld. music seems as much a part deal of practice but can pro- One legend has it that An especially lovely leg- over. Each century has those who perish at mid- end is the one concerning decorations.el the seaSOnyouaS cangiftSmakeand duCeto enjoy.beautiful music for all night on the Eve of Christ. horses and barnyard ani- enbuttOnonethe treasurYis morefreverc carIs' your holidays more mean- mas will ascend to heaven; reals, because their fore- and sung as the muchlovo ingful and enjoyable with A cross between the bar- another claims that eating bears witnessed the nativ- 19th century carol, music . . especially when monica and the piano accor- a dish composed of rice and ity it is believed that horses ,, you and your children are dion is the Melodies, which blackeyed peas, known as kneel at midnight on Christ- Night, Holy N ght. music-makers as well as has a two-octave keyboard Poor John, will guaranteemas Eve, while barnyard Another lovely carol i. listeners, similar to the piano. The prosperity for the coming animals have the gift of "Carol of the Flowcr: ," It doesn't necessarily take player can play single notes year, speech, where flowers spcai talent or training to play or chords by blowing into Tradition says that a an instrument .... there are the mouthpiece and playing green Christmas portends a The fact that there were love in all mankind; a,.5 animals present in the man- from Germany a ship caro many simple mat ument the keyboard. The Melodica white Easter andthatwhen ger on the night of the called "Song of Shil), that are almost lfke toys, is especially good for exo Christmas falls on a Man- Christ child's birth is said in which Mary is likened to they're so much fun and so perimentation, as it does day, the winter will be long to be responsible for the a ship, bearing the Son of easy to playl Their aim- not make harsh sounds, and cold but when it fails on origin of the myth that ani- Heaven; the "Cherry Tree plicity and inexpensiveness An ancient instrument a Wednesday, there will be reals spoke on Christmas Carol" where the Virgif make them the ideal instru noted for its sweet tone, the a splendid summer and a Eve. Anglo-folklore gives Mary is afforded sustenance ments for musical partictpa- recorder can be used to play beautiful harvest, credence to the belief that along the way to the man- tion by everyone in the faro- simple melodies or in en- Another legend ays that cattle in Devon and Corn- ger. ily from Dad on down to the sembles. It is available in the cock was the first to an- wall fell on their knees in m'Q--ft youngsters, different voicings such as nounce Christ's birth and adoration and the bees sang The tambourine, for in-tenor, alto and soprano,that ever since, the rooster in their hives.