Sunday, November 30, 2008

#354 Christmas with Lilah

To kick off the 2008 holiday season, we nostalgically present a 16-year-old Christmas video!

For Christmas 1992, I invited my hammered dulcimer teacher - the one and only Lilah Gillette - to play some holiday dulcimer tunes for a party in our Overland Park home. Lilah and her son Don thrilled the crowd with their flying hammers and their heartwarming personalities. Thanks to the thoughtfulness of friend Allison for the original recording in 1992 and thanks to the magic of digitization in 2008, you can see and hear the sweet melody of Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

Yours in loving Lilah, the hammered dulcimer, Christmas music, and the magic that comes from combining all three,


  1. An absolutely delightful post. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! Dulcimers make beautiful music. It's so fun (...or is it scary...?) that a video from 1992 can make its way onto YouTube through the "magic of digitization" as you said. In this case, I'm thankful that it did! But I'm wondering how many videos of awkward junior high/high school me are floating around, just waiting to be posted on YouTube? I don't think the world is ready for those. Let's just find some more dulcimer videos and post those instead. :) And I never knew you took dulcimer lessons, so I learned something new about you, too.
    We miss you guys!