Thursday, December 30, 2010


I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, and the major lift
The baffled King composing Hallelujah.

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight, overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.

Well, maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
It's not a cry, that you hear at night
It's not someone who's "Seen The Light"
It's a cold and it's a broken and Hallelujah...
Oh yeah you know
Oh yeah..
Oh yeah you know

With Love for you from God
also from Sir Richard...
P.S. May our Next Year be Happier and did you know that Hallelujah is a Hebrew word meaning "Praise Yahweh!". Amen?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thank You "For Your Love For Us"
Father God.
Thank You, for the blessings of a world with such beauty.
For loved ones, family and friends and simple joys.
Foremost, "Your Love For Us", a most cherished gift under any Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas! from,
Sir Richard...

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Prayer for Christmas...

A Prayer for Christmas...
In thy name we "Pray for Peace", Father God.
As Peace Keepers we fail as each year Peace and Good Will alludes us all.
May you grant us this Christmas, the Gift of Peace that we all seek.
In thy name we all pray.

A Prayer for Christmas - Sincerely and with Love from,
Sir Richard...

Monday, December 13, 2010


Is simple, that is having someone say "I LOVE YOU" and mean it.
Once said, it can not be taken back but only hidden.
It is never gone...

from - Sir Richard.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Night John Winston Lennon Was Murdered

First listen to a Great Song:

As I remember:
9:10 pm Calgary City time December 8th 1980,
I was in my taxi and it was raining that night.
Very strange for an Albertan winter, as I was mostly concerned about driving on the frozen roads later.
Rain is good though, as it brings me fares so as long as I logged many trips then maybe I could code 6 early that night and skip the city street curling rinks later.
Two hours ahead of me at 11:10 pm New York City time, John Winston Lennon was taken to the emergency room of Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The news spread across the radio like wild fire, first he was shot but just wounded an then, at 10:00 pm Calgary time just like JFK, it was fatal and John Winston Lennon was no more...
Shock is what hit me first, then rage as I squeezed out as many fares, as I could but my heart was not into my work anymore.
I then was able to code 6 and went home to glue myself to the TV for the next 24 hours. In front of which I mostly I cried and cried like never before, just one more depressing event in my life!
Was it for myself I cried?
Probably, as this was the day my music died 30 years ago today,

(Lennon in NYC =

Sir Richard Abbenbroek...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cousins - This really happened:

The Christmas Truce of 1914 =

A Video of what the Christmas Truce of 1914 was probably like =

So May Peace One Day Come To Us All!

The Song - Snoopy's Christmas =

So I Wish You All,
"A Merry Christmas!"
with Love from Sir Richard...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Canadian Christmas Carol = The "Huron Carol"

The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton. This version is performed by Heather Dale, and sung in Wendat (Huron), French and English.

Ehstehn yayau deh tsaun we yisus ahattonnia
O na wateh wado:kwi nonnwa 'ndasqua entai
ehnau sherskwa trivota nonnwa 'ndi yaun rashata
Iesus Ahattonnia, Ahattonnia, Iesus Ahattonnia.

Ayoki onki hm-ashe eran yayeh raunnaun
yauntaun kanntatya hm-deh 'ndyaun sehnsatoa ronnyaun
Waria hnawakweh tond Yosehf sataunn haronnyaun
Iesus Ahattonnia, Ahattonnia, Iesus Ahattonnia.

Chretiens, prenez courage,
Jesus Sauveur est ne!
Du malin les ouvrages
A jamais sont ruines.
Quand il chante merveille,
A ces troublants appas
Ne pretez plus l'oreille:
Jesus est ne, Iesus Ahattonnia.

Oyez cette nouvelle,
Dont un ange est porteur!
Oyez! ames fideles,
Et dilatez vos coeurs.
La Vierge dans l'etable
Entoure de ses bras
L'Enfant-Dieu adorable.
Jesus est ne, Iesus Ahattonnia.

Let Christian men take heart today
The devil's rule is done;
Let no man heed the devil more,
For Jesus Christ is come
But hear ye all what angels sing:
How Mary Maid bore Jesus King.
Iesus Ahattonnia, Jesus is born, Iesus Ahattonnia.

Three chieftains saw before Noel
A star as bright as day,
"So fair a sign," the chieftains said,
"Shall lead us where it may."
For Jesu told the chieftains three:
"The star will bring you here to me."
Iesus Ahattonnia, Jesus is born, Iesus Ahattonnia.

For you with Love, from Sir Richard...