I'm assuming you know who Burl Ives is and what he looks like. And if you are a fan of his then you know he is the father of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or at least the Classic TV Version of it- not to be confused by the Rudolf fathered by Gene Autry in 1949. Anybody ever sing "Big Rock Candy Mountain"? The Carolina Panther's football is a significant extra. Then they shouted out with glee, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Actually, they shouted, "You'll go down in his-tor-y". Family history?
I wish to stuff this guy into the stockings of all old time musicians, especially that Banjo guy on the West Coast. And I pass the football "The Ball" onto all those wonderful genealogy bloggers who keep throwing out those challenges and carnivals which inspire us to keep blogging our family history and genealogy. Thanks to all.
Submitted for the eighth edition (my first) of "I Smile for the Camera". The topic was stocking stuffers. To see other submissions for the 8th edition, go here