Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Here Comes Chanukah

The Festival of Lights begins tonight.

I think of my Nana a lot during Chanukah, she loved the food and the music and she loved having people around her. Most of the people who celebrated Chanukah with her were not Jewish; Nana loved sharing traditions with everyone.

My Nana

My favorite part was lighting the menorah together. She would hold my hand and she'd whisper the 3 blessings to me and I would say them out loud.

This past Sunday I saw the Yeshiva Boys Choir perform on TV. I immediately fell in love with them; Nana would have adored them.


You can check them out at their place

My favorite video of them is here

I wish you all light and music - on this night and always.

29 comments:

nitebyrd said...

May you have a joyful Chanukah and a peaceful new year!

LL Cool Joe said...

The kids had nice voices! Your Nana sounded like a special person.

Happy Chanukah.

Jay Simser said...

Back at you. I so stole the Boys Choir for my blog.

Akelamalu said...

Happy Chanukah to you and yours Dianne. Your Nana sounds like a wonderful person. x

Sylvia K said...

May you have a wonderful and very Happy Chanukah, Dianne!! Hugs to Hope!

Sylvia

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And A Very Happy Chanukah to you & yours, my dear....I hope HOPE enjoys every one of the eight days!

Ivanhoe said...

Happy Chanukah, Di! :)

DJan said...

A very Happy Chanukah to you, Dianne! I love your post and the beautiful message of peace and love. Thank you for sharing.

Knight said...

Love to you and yours Dianne!

ds said...

Light and music to you also, Dianne! Happy Chanukah!

Kay L. Davies said...

I loved the video, Dianne. Those boys are talented actors as well as singers! I think this even gave me a glimpse into my husband's childhood in Montreal. He never talks much about it except about summer camp, and then he insists on singing camp songs. LOL
He's quite funny now. He buys Christmas presents for his daughters, who were raised Catholic by their mother, and for the grandchildren, but he's very lax about sending or delivering the gifts. They can be days, weeks, or even months late.
Thanks so much for sharing this video. It makes me feel good.
All the best to you and yours during the holiday season and in the coming year, with a special hug for Hope.
K

Cherie said...

Happy Chanukah! :)

CrystalChick said...

Wishing you light and music too! Happy Chanukah. x

Hilary said...

Beautiful, Dianne. I loved the video. Chappy Chanukkah to you and yours.. and many, many menorah. ;)

Au and Target said...

Happy Chanukah! Hope you have a blast and that it's not too cold and blizzardy where you are.

Happy Elf Mom said...

Happy Chanukah! There is a cute picture making the rounds this year with Hans Solo holding the menorah. It says, "Keep the HAN in HANnukkah!" :)

I have a feeling I would have liked your Nana too. Holidays are all about having fun with good people.

I'm With Stupid said...

*sings*

"Put on your yalmulka, here comes hanukkah

Its so much fun-akkah to celebrate hanukkah"


Happy Hanukkah babe. ;-)

Micky-T said...

Happy Chanukah! Oh My Goodness!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Happy Hanukkah .. May the light and blessings of the season last long.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Happiest of Chanukah's. May you be wrapped in the light of love from family and friends.

ellen abbott said...

have a happy hannakah and a great holiday. we lit cnadles with our grandkids last night, latkes tonight. I always save all my change and put it in a jar and divvy it up among them when they visit. last night they played dreidel with the pennies.

toby said...

Happy Chanuka! I miss my Bubby, too...

Mike said...

I never notice the spelling 'Chanukah' before. I looked on our calendar and there it was.

Granny Annie said...

How wonderful to have a cherished photo of your Nana. Happy Chanukah to you and yours.

EG Wow said...

I bet your Nana was a very special lady. Happy Chanukah, Dianne!

Reb said...

That is a lovely photo of your Nana, Dianne. I am glad you have such memories to cherish. The boys choir video is funny! Have a Happy Chanukah.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Chanukah Dianne. (I hope you celebrate both Holidays as I wished you Merry Christmas in my last comment.) It is nice to have such lovely Holiday memories of your Nana.

Linda said...

Blessings to you during this Chanukah season; no doubt the memories of your Nana make it even more special.

auntie j said...

Hello and happy almost Chanukah! I was looking around the internet for images of menorahs to use on an evite and was astonished to see a photo of the same menorah I grew up with and still have! I clicked and it brought me to this old post. We have the same menorah! Amazing. It makes sense, of course, there are only so many menorah manufacturers, I suppose. I think my mother must have bought hers on the east coast in the '60s. Do you have any family information about yours? Anyway, wishing you happiness and light in the dark winter! Shalom, Julia