Greetings my Dear Friends,
Hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for and one of them is having your love and support over the years. Linda and I had a lovely time with her son, John, and our wonderful granddaughter, Maggie. What a great experience it is to watch her grow.
The four of us went to the “Beyond Van Gogh” exhibition and had a great time. Maggie was enthralled with the moving pictures and wanted us to read her the displays which provided information on Van Gogh’s life. Last week we (Papa and Ema) took her to see Santa Claus. We were the first in line with only one family behind us so Santa spent a lot of time engaging with her. Maggie was fearless and excited to tell him what she wants for Christmas.
Linda experienced the loss of her father, Guy Irvin, this past October. He suffered from a rare form of dementia. The family held a private funeral for him which was attended by Linda, her two sisters and brother as well as their father’s brother and sister who live in Oregon and California respectively.
Having lived in southern California for 30 years, it is at this time that I think about the mild winters there. I must say the winter here is a season that I am not looking forward too. I would rather be like a bear and hibernate until the spring. I do enjoy experiencing the four seasons, but always hope that wintertime is mild here in Missouri.
Please consider my CD recordings for gift options for your friends and loved ones. You all know my sales pitch. I can think of no better gift for yourself or your special someone. Do you believe in Christmas miracles? In other words, am I getting through to you?? Go to www.alexbeaton.com/store/ to find the selections.
Please stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
PS: Bonus material
In 2011 I hosted a special tour to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. After 16 years, this was my last tour before my accident. My good friend, George Flew, has recorded while on this adventure and recently decided to share this production with others. Hope you enjoy! Thank you, George for your idea and the long hours it must have taken you to pull this beautiful piece together.
The Highlands & Islands Tour (about 55 minutes)