Author: Ashley Dodge

Updated December 7, 2020 The other day, while humming “Winter Wonderland,” these two lines started to make me wonder: Who was Parson Brown? In the meadow, we can build a snowman And pretend that he is Parson Brown “Winter Wonderland” was written in 1934 by composer Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard “Dick” Smith. Although it’s winter-themed, in the Northern Hemisphere we tend to treat it as a beloved holiday song. And here’s an interesting fact—”Winter Wonderland” was penned by a man in quarantine. According to his widow, Dick Smith was inspired to write the lyrics as he gazed out at…

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