Wednesday, January 30, 2019
“What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks’ rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?”
~ Anna Neagle
Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox, DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) known professionally as Anna Neagle, was a popular English stage and film actress, singer and dancer.
The snow covered Geiger’s Covered Bridge paints a peaceful late winter scene on an early March day.
Geiger’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 112-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860. It has vertical plank siding and an entry portal of stepped square planks. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
“Nothing behind me,
Everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road.”
~ Jack Kerouac
~ “On The Road”
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful late winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.
Game Preserve Road runs through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.
Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
“I’d like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.
I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That’s the real thing.
What the world wants today
Is the real thing.”
~ “Buy The World A Coke”
~ famous Coca-Cola jingle circa 1971
The snow atop a Coca-Cola concession trailer gives a new flavor to the term “Ice Cold Coca-Cola” on a late winter day in early March at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song that originated as the jingle “Buy the World a Coke” in the groundbreaking 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola. “Buy the World a Coke” was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song. “Buy the World a Coke” repeated “It’s the real thing” as Coca-Cola’s marketing theme at the time. Coca-Cola introduced that slogan in October 1969.
Coca-Cola, often referred to simply as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton and introduced May 8, 1886.