A popular belief in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, holds that Meredith Willson wrote the song in 1951 while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel. The song makes reference to a “tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well…”; the park being Frost Park, directly across the road from the Grand Hotel, which still operates in Yarmouth.
So far in Long Island I was lured in by a BP gas station sign that promised $3.49. I filled up with the assistance of an attendant who couldn’t swipe my credit card, he had to swipe it 3 times, and then couldn’t enter my zip code.
The dreaded “see attendant” flashed on the screen.
When I returned with the cashier to the pump, the message was gone. He was able to swipe and enter the correct information.
- RI station begins to play holiday music (wpri.com)