Today the temperature felt almost balmy. Jack un-corked the front door and opened the shades in the living room, letting in streams of wonderful sunlight. Then he lit a fire in the fireplace so that Ina could enjoy the room while she wrote her Christmas cards.
Ina and Jack frequently listened to the radio in the evenings – first the news and weather, then other programming that they deemed worthwhile. Now another new tune had caught Ina’s attention – “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland.” There wasn't much snow at Gilbert right now but the frost on the trees in the morning was truly beautiful, making Ina's world a "winter wonderland."
Here are links to some of the earliest renditions of "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" so that you can listen as Ina might have.
This is the first recorded version, according to Wikipedia -- by Richard Himber.
Here's the early Guy Lombardo version with that distinctive Lombardo sound.
And Hallie says this one is her favorite -- Ted Weems.
[The links were provided by Hallie, Ina's great-granddaughter.]