This quilt has two main quilt-design characteristics: the "9-patch" in the center and the "pig in a pen" or "pig pen" or "housetop
" overall design where the 9-patch is surrounded by concentric squares.
/ Then pop went the ollies onto the housetop
. / They flew right above me not making a stop.
Consider, for instance, Wharton's description of a scene at the Housetop
, New York's "music-hall of the moment" where "fashionable people" congregate:
The collection includes all the expected traditional carols with a few additional "hits," such as "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Up on the Housetop
." Its listing as "Grade 3-4" may be unfamiliar to some--the overall range of the two parts is about two octaves, from a (in the second part) to g" (for both, with an optional g#" and a" in the first part), with key signatures up to three sharps and three flats and time signatures, tempos, and rhythms one might expect to see in good middle and high school ensemble music.
The tracks are "I Can't Wait For Christmas" (3:20), "Jingle Bells" (3:02), "Here Comes Santa Claus" (1:57), "My Favorite Things" (2:50), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (3:13), "Sleigh Ride" (3:08), "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (2:25), "Must Be Santa" (2:47), "Feliz Navidad" (2:51), "Up On The Housetop
" (2:01), "Jingle Bell Rock" (2:13), "Deck The Halls" (2:26), "Jingle Bells (instrumental)" (3:02), "Up On The Housetop
(instrumental)" (2:01), and "Deck the Halls (instrumental)" (2:26).
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree/ Up On the Housetop
(piano vocal edition)
Early in the narrative, the truck carrying the Parchman convicts to the flood zone passes a cabin with water "up to the window ledges" and an imperiled black family perching upon the roof, awaiting help: "The woman on the housetop
began to shriek at the passing truck, her voice carrying faint and melodious across the brown water, becoming fainter and fainter as the truck passed and went on, ceasing at last, whether because of distance or because she had stopped screaming those in the truck did not know" (54).
Fragrances include Quiet Moments, Housetop
Haven and Plush Hideaway in home air care.
Last year, as I sat in my crude tree stand, built out of a discarded palette some twenty feet above the forest floor, waiting for a deer to show up, I often thought of that passage from the psalms about the sparrow sitting on the housetop
. Every morning after climbing into my tree stand in the pitch-blackness, I would pray the divine office as the sun rose.
As Bob Marley wailed, when the rain falls, it won't fall on one man's housetop
, and a new paradigm based upon a relational or communitarian context (free space) which fosters the notion of freedom with others as opposed to freedom to access opportunities or freedom from various forms of oppression is recommended.
(8) He advises his disciples that when this war breaks out, "let him who is on the housetop
not go down" (Mark 13: 15).