Not sure why we never posted this particular video excerpt by itself but here it is. More details about Nelson’s 1935 Christmas letter to Jeanette can be read here.
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“For Easter 1947, Nelson sent Jeanette a white satin prayer book of Psalms with passages marked for her to study and a custom-made hair clasp – a single purple violet on a green leaf with a large diamond center and a tiny diamond stem. The attached note read: ‘Darling, marriage is not always being together. It is this Life – Tenderness – Sympathy and Pity – through which we learn to accept this journey through the years – smiling through our tears. This is marriage. My Angel wife you will always be.'”
Excerpt from Sweethearts by Sharon Rich, c 1994, 2001, 2014. All rights reserved.
PS: Wonder what happened to the hair clasp?
This weekend marks both Easter and Passover. We wish you and yours a happy holiday!
Here are six mp3s (mostly from radio) for your listening pleasure:
Indeed, Nelson’s introduction to the Easter medley is as timely today as it was back then…