The 2022 Sheppard TSG Christmas Card
Happy Holidays from TSGcreations!!
Welcome to the Sheppard's Christmas Card
full of Sheppard's photos and memories.
To all our family, friends, partners in crime, customers, suppliers, associates, and all others ... Merry Christmas from Le, Mary Jane, and Maggie ... and from TSGcreations / TSGSPORTS / theSHEPPARDgroup!
May the spirit of Christmas and the glory of the gift be with all of you. LOVE - the joy of giving ... LOVE - the blessing of the gift ... LOVE is those you LOVE and that is what HOME truly is.
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
Christmas Music ... MerryPaulmas
Paul McCartney and Le Sheppard (ha - if only).
My 2007 tribute.
Paul McCartney on guitar and vocals (from Beatles Fan 45).
Me (Le Sheppard) on the rest.
Another 2008 tribute rework is HERE / LINK.
Christmas Music ... "THE" Christmas Song
MUSICAL HISTORY LESSON
Nat 'King' Cole - "The Christmas Song"
This is the very first recording of this classic
by Nat with just the trio. King Cole Trio recorded
in 1946 on June 14, 1946 in NYC.
Later that same year it was recorded again
with the addition of a string section and a harpist.
In 1953 came the first version to feature a full orchestra
with Ralph Carmichael conducting.
Finally, in 1961 came the version most played nowadays
with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Every one is perfect.
What A Thing / Thing For You
Written, created, and performed by Le Sheppard. Original demo recording with at home enhancements ... Written and dedicated to Mary Jane Tettemer, fellow 1974 classmate in at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PW) ... and she is now my wife since 1997. Lucky man.
2021 ... Our Christmas Joy ... Our first "Noel" ... Noel came into our home 12.21.2021
Le Sheppard as Santa, 12,20.17
Le Sheppard painting and as Santa, 12.20.17
No time this year for writing my Christmas posts, so I will repeat this one from a year ago along with a beautiful piece of music — 12.19.17 ... Growing up there was always music around the holidays as there was all year round (being surrounded by talented artists and musicians). Whether at Granny Fulmer's or in our Sheppard home on the farm or up at Uncle John and Aunt Skip's in Lancaster - someone was always playing the piano (Uncle John, Dad, or one of us) and other instruments. Singing carols, hymns, and songs while harmonizing. At times there was even a string ensemble. Best for me was hearing Pop on the piano alone and playing for himself. Simple and heartfelt - my Father's and his brother's musical and artistic legacy. Pictured is a VERY young Bob Sheppard (Pop) on the left, his brother John Sheppard (the artist) at the piano, and my Mother's brother Roy Fulmer with 3 women sitting around the piano at Granny Fulmer's in Cold Point.
AND ... this from Abbey Road posted today. Beautiful.
I do miss my father - my friend. And another ...