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December 14, 2006

Happy Chanukah!!

I loved Ann's "Another Night Before Chanukah" post and that reminded me of a song my cousins taught me years ago. They used to live on Long Island in the 1970's, and their neighborhood was predominently Jewish. They used to come up to Cape Cod to stay at their grandparents' house for all of their school breaks (their grandparents lived just down the road from my parents). One Krissmiss, they came up for school break and sang this song that their neighborhood friends were singing:
Herman the Chanukah Candle
Had a very shiny light
And if you ever saw it
You would even saw it's bright
All of the other candles
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Herman
Join in any candle games
Then one foggy Chanukah night
Rabbi came to say
Herman with your light so bright
Won't you light my menorah tonight
Then all the candles loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Herman the Chanukah Candle
You'll go down in history!!!


  1. lovely... thank you so much jojo

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

  2. Amazing what people with imagination can do. Wish I had some. (Well I can imagine all sorts of things about Vincent, but that doesn't need much imagination, just a healthy sex drive...)

  3. jojo: I don't think I have your email address...

    Axe doesn't have internet access so she asked me to tell you that she got your parcel and thank you.

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

  4. Haha - thanks for sharing that song. We have a HUGE menorah at the entrance to the moshav at the moment.

  5. jojo: just visiting to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and will see you when I get back

    lotsa luv ann xxxxxx

  6. Hi Jo Jo, a very nice song. Hope the storms haven't hit you too hard.We got it kind of bad out this way but our area is ok. The post Evsen some how got on your comments but I commented on his post where I found he being in Turkey was attempting to set up a union because of bad treatment he and others were receiving. I gave him encouragement and passed on his web site to the BC Federation of Unions. Just in case you were wondering what his post is about All the best to your family and Merry Christas.DonW

  7. Happy Chanukah to you too JoJo! Beautiful song :-)