“Christmas in July reminds me of a July around 1953 when I was in high school. The Korean war was going on and some captured American soldiers had sent letters from their POW camp to a local radio station. The letters requested certain Christmas songs be played and dedicated to their families and friends. The letters had been mailed well before Christmas that year, however, had not been delivered until the following July. The DJ at the station dedicated a hot Summer evening and played nothing but Christmas songs that day in honor of the POWs request.”
—C. Ron Perry, Sr. – July 2015
I was reminded of this comment by two things that happened last week. I’ll tell you about one of them in a few days.
In honor of the POWs and the DJ who played Christmas songs for their families in July I’m giving away one of Pap and Paul’s “Songs of Christmas” cds. Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing. Giveaway ends Saturday July 27. Go here to pick up your own copy of the cd.
p.s. You can catch The Pressley Girls over the next few weeks at the following places:
July 27, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. Vogel State Park Blairsville – GA
August 3, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – Asheville NC
August 17, 2019 @ 2:10 p.m. Swain County Agriculture Fair – Bryson City NC