It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chapter 12, Page 18, Book 13

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.
O, Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me.

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said, Let's run and
We'll have some fun
Now before I melt away.
Down to the village,
With a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler Stop!
For Frosty the snowman
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day.

Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

Frosty the Snowman is a popular song written by Walter ‘Jack' Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950

The song recounts the fictional tale of a snowman that is magically brought to life through a top hat that a group of children place on his head. Although Frosty enjoys roaming throughout town with the children who constructed him, the sun becomes too much for him to bear and Frosty is forced to leave town, promising he will be back again someday.

Around my neck of the woods we have had plenty of snow right now.  Snow means snowmen when there are children around.  But here at my house, I stay in where it is warm.  I do have lots of snowmen decorations around the house. They are always so cute and fun to have around. 

When the children were home we had advent calendars that had things to so every day of the week like making Snowmen Ice Cream and Grinch Floats.

Snowmen Ice Cream 
 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, 
Twizzlers for the arms,
 Reese's Christmas Bells for his hat, 
M&Ms for the eyes and buttons and mini chocolate 
 peanut butter chips for the nose and mouth.  

Grinch Floats 
 lime sherbet
 add some Sprite and 
topped, of course, with whipped cream. 

Taking a break and having a little fun this time of year is good for all of us…not just the children.

That grinch float sounds pretty tempting to me.

Give yourself a perfect day. Do what makes you happiest. Look upon what gives you joy. Speak to those who warm your heart. Listen to that which lifts your spirit. Surround yourself with sights and sounds and people who give you pleasure. For all the happiness you give to others all year long, give yourself a perfect day.

Author Unknown


peggy said...

hi Pam, bet those artists who passed up the Frosty song were really sorry. My favorite is Gene Autry still. I'm staying in too with so much snow. Stay warm everyone.

jack69 said...

Amazing the insight my favorite Cowboy had singing the songs that some thought were 'Silly'. But Christmas time is full of joy, and what may be silly to some may be a great joy to others.
Love the entry.... Stay warm
From Orlando for another day...

Chatty Crone said...

What happens when frosty the snowman gets mad?

He has a melt down?



I absolutely LOVER this song. Makes me smile when I hear it. So whimsical and sweet.

betty said...

I too think that Grinch float sounds delicious! Cute Advent calendars too to have fun things to do to count down the days until Christmas! Only snowmen we are seeing here these days are the inflatable ones in people's yards as part of their Christmas decoations :)