WHAT’S IN A WORD?

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CHAPTER ONE

When my sister was very young, she loved the Christmas song “Joy To The World”, because her name is Joy.  But she didn’t know all the words to the song, so she used to sing

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come
WA-TI, WA-TI, WA-TIII !!!”

It was so cute we made her sing it over and over.  She was teased about this so often, she ended up learning the rest of the song very fast.

CHAPTER TWO

A generation later, when Joy’s daughter Lilo turned four, she learned to sing “Joy To The World”.  She didn’t have to go through the WA-TI route, but she did sing this:

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let HAIRY heart, prepare him room…”

Lilo’s actually very articulate, but up to now she still asks us to “merove” something from her play table.  Her dad actually misses the days she used to be afraid of the “kunder” and the lightning.

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