How Did Beethoven “Hear” and Compose His Music After He Went Deaf?

"Fun Facts Saturday" Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is one of my favorite composers.  Tragically, he went completely deaf by 44. There could be no greater personal trial.  Yet, he persevered.  Years later he composed his Symphony No. 9 (Choral Symphony, “Ode to Joy”) This is considered Beethoven’s greatest work. I have long wondered, "How did … Continue reading How Did Beethoven “Hear” and Compose His Music After He Went Deaf?

“We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

"Fun Facts Saturday" Everybody loves ice cream. I grew up in an ice cream loving family. “If you don’t love ice cream, you're not a London.” Our family campouts had to be within walking distance of a Tastee-Freez. My parents handmade extra creamy fresh strawberry ice cream for family gatherings. When I was a child, … Continue reading “We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

Thank God for Elephants!

"Fun Facts Saturday" Elephants and I Have a Lot in Common We have good memories. (“Elephants never forget”)We can’t jump.We are "thick-skinned."We like naps.We eat constantly.We are “pleasantly plump.”Everybody likes us. Herd Nap Time Stupid “Elephant Jokes” Dirt "Shower" “Elephant Jokes” were popular in my Junior High School. I still remember them. ("Elephants never forget.") … Continue reading Thank God for Elephants!