Archive - Dec 13, 2004

Blow, blow thou winter wind

Mrs. Olson had us sing a musical version of the following Shakespeare poem in high school. In fact, the poem has been put to music many times. I couldn't help but think of it today, as the wind sped upwards of forty miles-per-hour:

BLOW, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Bernie comes to class

State representative Bernie Lieder came to speak to my American Government class at UMC last week. The class responded well to Bernie, and he seemed to enjoy himself.

Bernie is sort of soft-spoken, and much loved down at the legislature. He is the only member of the legislature remaining who has World War II combat experience. He was in the Battle of the Bulge.

I haven't heard Bernie tell the story himself, as he doesn't really talk about the war, but during the Battle of the Bulge, he was just about shot for being a German spy.