Wikipedia says that a Contrafactum is "the substitution of one text for another without substantial change to the music". Now that you know that, would you like to sing one with me (using the tune to “Over the River and Through the Wood”)?
Yesterday night Hubby Tony and I returned from a wonderful trip to see the California branchs of our family. We flew over mountains, rivers, fields, and towns to get to San Jose, where we spent time with Son Brian, DIL Nicole, and Grandsons Jay, Ell, and Dee. On Thanksgiving we even got to see my niece Michelle, a new transplant to the area.
A week later we rented a car and drove through the mountains at the Alameda Pass to the Central Valley area to see Son Tony, DIL Ie, and their growing family. Tony and I haven't been there for several months. During that time Granddaughter Gee went from cruising on the furniture to running through the house. And six weeks ago Granddaughter Evee made her appearance. I couldn't get enough toddler and baby cuddles!
two weeks my diet flew out the window and I ate high on the hog. There
was great food at every meal, but the highlights for me were two
Thanksgiving dinners-one at Brian's on the actual day and
another one at Tony's a week later. In addition to having fun, I tried
to be an extra set of hands wherever I could.
Yesterday was a flurry of transportation....starting with an Uber from Brian's to the airport, followed by three flight segments on two planes. Back in St. Louis, we caught a shuttle bus to return us to the parking lot, then did an easy drive down post-rush hour interstates to the house. Jackson the cat looked excited to see us when we opened the door. For the rest of the nigh he followed both Tony and I around, offering head butts whenever possible.Five years ago today: Silver And Dollars