Joshua Dale Crawford Aug. 26, 1989 - Apr. 21, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Darth Vader Genealogy

Jon, this post is for you.

It will also be helpful to any of you who can trace their family genealogy back through Darth Vader (as many people do) and who seem to find nothing but dead ends upon arriving there.

Our primary children sang "Christmas Bells" for the Ward Christmas Party last Friday evening. Here are the words:

Christmas bells are ringing.
Hear what they say to you.
Jesus was born,
In Bethlehem.
In Bethlehem.

As we were driving around last night I heard Lucas singing in the backseat:

Christmas bells are ringing.
Hear what they say to you.
Darth Vader was born,
In Bethlehem.
In Bethlehem.

Who knew that Darth Vader was born in Bethlehem?

I laughed uncontrollably for 5 minutes, knowing that when I was a boy I too would sing the primary songs and change the words to entertain myself and those around me. The one difference? I was 11! Lucas has figured this out at the age of 3. I'm a little afraid of what lies ahead for us, and yet, also excited to see what his little mind will create.

Whatever it is, I'll be sure to keep you posted.


Jon Caldwell said...

Can you hear, the angels near? LOL!!!

Elizabeth "Betsy" said...

Jason - we sent a Christmas card to you guys, but it came back. Guess I don't have a current address. Sorry! Anyway, hope it was a happy time for your family!

Jeff Corry said...

I haven't checked your blog for quite a while. That video honoring your brother is powerful, I am glad it is posted to be shared. I hope things are going well for you guys, I will be sure to switch up some lyrics in my songs in honor of your family skills!

Liz Minster said...

I'm not sure if you check your comments or receive email notifications ... Funny I should stumble across your blog. I hope Angie remembers me ;). It has been many, many years. You have a beautiful family.

- Liz Minster (Elizabeth Roach)