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Happy Holidays

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.

Love,

Alex

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)

There are 5 comments .

Mary Salisbury —

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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Maureen McDaniel —

Alec and my husband Bill knew and loved each other as friends and fellow Scots. Singing and taking in the whisky at games and blessed with a visit to our home. Bill passed away in October and as planned he was sent home in a beautiful celebration service that finished with “These are my Mountains “. A song sung by Alex to us both for more than 30 yearss.

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Jennifer Morrow —

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! My husband and I just went to “The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit” out in here in Los Angeles – probably the same thing! Wasn’t it great! I think the music they played went very well with it. When the Irises were growing, the roots had a very cool scratchy music! Your granddaughter is growing so fast! Enjoy your Christmas! ???? I wish I could have gone on one of your musical tours – I was trying to plan for it at tone time, as I love to sing. I’ll enjoy watching your new video! :)

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Jennifer Morrow —

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! My husband and I just went to “The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit” out in here in Los Angeles – probably the same thing! Wasn’t it great! I think the music they played went very well with it. When the Irises were growing, the roots had a very cool scratchy music! Your granddaughter is growing so fast! Enjoy your Christmas! :) I wish I could have gone on one of your musical tours – I was trying to plan for it at tone time, as I love to sing. I’ll enjoy watching your new video! :)

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Cynthia McKeith —

So happy to hear about Alec’s outings with family! I am thrilled to be able to watch the video of the Highland & Island Tour – what a treasure. I still remember the first time I heard his voice – c. 1990 at the Games in Costa Mesa – emanating from the amphitheater, and I was stopped in my tracks. I was with the man who would later become my husband, and as as a Glaswegian, he was as enthralled as I was. We attended many, many Beaton concerts over the years and bought multiple albums. Sadly, my husband passed away in the summer of 2020 – wretched year, that. I frequently listen to Alec and remember the good times and what a personality he is!

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