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MOONLIGHT SERENADE - Glen Miller’s signature song, was released in the late spring of 1939 and became an immediate hit…
"I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight. I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night.
The roses are sighing a moonlight serenade.
The stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming. My love did you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming.
I bring you and sing you a moonlight serenade.
Let us stray till break of day in love's valley of dreams. Just you and I and the summer sky, a heavenly breeze kissing the trees.
So don't make me wait come to me tenderly in the June night. I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight
A love song my darling a moonlight serenade."
Needless to say, a very romantic song for two people in love.
Jessie Cree and Bill Harris met in the spring of1939 at the Central Trust Company Bank, where she (20 years old) was vault attendent and he (22 years old) was bank messenger. On his side, it was love at first sight. She, however, took a little convincing. (And was soon driving a 1940 Oldsmobile convertible and could have her pick of the eligible young men in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.)
But Bill’s charm and the song did it, and on June 14, 1939, Jessie and Bill had their first date. Married November 28, 1942, they embarked on a life in the Army and travelled with their new family around the world for the next thirty years.
This house is dedicated to them for all the love and wisdom they have given to me, their youngest.