Posts Tagged ‘The Night Before Christmas’

The Night Before X-Mess!

December 6, 2012

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Click on the audio player below to listen to my sister Cyn’s introduction.



Click on the audio player below to listen to an excerpt from my rendition of The Night Before X-Mess.


A CHERISHED FAMILY TRADITION

My sister Cyn and me with Grampo

My sister Cyn and me with our beloved Grampo

Back on August 9, 1941, my grandfather, Herb Bolsta, copyrighted two original parodies: The Night Before X-Mess and Casey at the Battiest. For many years, he (more…)

How My Dad Welcomed Everyone to His Own Funeral

January 21, 2009
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My dad, Kent Bolsta

My dad, Kent Bolsta, died on May 1, 2005, after a lengthy decline from Alzheimer’s. Yet, he cheerfully welcomed all the guests at his own memorial service.

How? Nearly twenty years earlier, he had made a brief cassette tape which he labeled TO BE PLAYED AT MY FUNERAL. No one in my family had listened to it until after he passed away. Click on the audio player below to hear it:

Cracking jokes about his own death was just my dad’s style. One longtime friend told my mother after the service that she had come prepared to cry and be sad, but that she was leaving with joy in her heart and a smile on her face. My dad would have been pleased. That’s the kind of service he was after—a celebration of his life, not a mournful remembrance.

Oh, by the way, my dad also performed at his own funeral. We popped in (more…)