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~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day




If Only In My Dreams

My annual tear-jerker commercial. Why do I continue to post this each year? Only 'cause at the end of the commercial....the house....it is near a replica of my grandparents' house.  And the tree-lined, snow covered, country, lane is exactly what we had to get to grandma's house...yep, this continues and will ALWAYS take me to my own days of yore, with tears of great memories and wishin' to go back in time ....I have so many thoughts. And Christmases with my parents from my childhood up until they passed away....it's ALWAYS IN MY DREAMS!!!!




    It's been 25 years since it was filmed on a snowy night in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. Every holiday season since, starting around Thanksgiving, the ad returns to television screens. "It stops your heart," said Gaelic McTigue, who owns one of the shops seen in the commercial. If you've never seen the ad, its action and emotional momentum are pulled by a workhorse, the kind built for drudgery and known as a hackney. That's no name, however, for such a combination of grace and power. The animal's head and neck bow into the bracing cold, and it surges ahead as six simple notes strike the keys of a piano. The melody flows right into the limbic brain. We don't need the lyrics; they're wired in like smell or wind. I'll … be home … for Christmas … The music is important.


Of course, the clipping from the online article states 25 years.since filming the commercial.  In 2018, as I type this up, it's many more years now.  Read the whole story of the making of this commercial here....it'll warm your heart.



28 comments :

  1. I've never seen this before. It is beautiful!!

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  2. I don't know if I've ever seen this one or not but I like it.

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  3. Hello, it is a beautiful video, I have never seen it. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. ...and a happy Wednesday to you Eileen.

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  4. Thanks for sharing that video. I too had never seen it before. :-)

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    1. It just melts my heart...from the first note!

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  5. Wonderful. Yes, I remember several christmas mornings when my brother and I wouldn't use a sleigh but a jeep and travel many snowy back roads with trees glistening in the early morning as the sun rose.

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  6. my first time viewing it, but you said you post it each year and now I wonder if I saw it and don't remember it. since it means so much to you, maybe that is why you remember it.. no horses or sleighs in my memorys but I do remember daddy's 53 Pontiac driving winding roads in snow.

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    1. Well, come to think of it, I always posted it on my sidebar in the past.

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  7. It is very beautiful. And I always find the song so sad. I did not know these facts about it, though! So very interesting.

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    1. Sad...that it can be, if you have so many fond memories!

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  8. This is a beautiful commercial.

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    1. You know it IS for me, I'm glad you like it too.

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  9. I love this, it really does tug at the heart strings!

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  10. Good old days and wonderful times to be remembered. I do remember it and understand how you feel.

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  11. Forgot to say that I grew up very close to a Seton Hackney Farm and loved watching them. Now it is a popular equestrian stable. Hackneys have a way of moving that is impressive.

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  12. Oh, this makes me cry...so beautiful. Everything about it...just makes the memories come flooding in.

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