A to Z Challenge – 2016

April 2:  B is for…Bell

According to Wikipedia, bells are percussion instruments.  They come in many sizes but are mostly the same shape, that of a hollow cup, with a clapper or uvula suspended from the middle.  They are associated historically with religious rituals and, in addition, with the concepts of peace and freedom.  The study of bells is called campanology and a set of 23 bells, spanning two octaves is called a carillon.

The biggest bell I have seen is the one ACDC  uses for their song “Hells Bells.”

These pictures were taken at their
recent concert at AT&T park.  We were on the field and the bell moved out over the crowd.  It was very impressive; however, recently the lead singer of ACDC was told by his doctor that if he didn’t stop touring, he would lose his hearing.  Wonder if so many trips hanging from the uvula in the bell (as in the video linked above) had something to do with that?  

But the most exciting bells I like to hear are the ones when I am a winner at the slot machines!  This was a recent win on Easter Sunday at Thunder Valley Casino. I think here was about 100 when it was finished.  I’ve won $1000 once and believe me I listened to the bells the whole time!  It was a thrill I’ll tell you!

B is for bells.  How about you?  Got any favorite bells?  Win a big jackpot?  Love to hear about it.

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13 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2016

  1. LOL – the sound of winning bells is indeed a happy one. I have several small bells I love to drape over door handles so they sound gently when the door is open. I also have a couple small wooden ones that are painted with delightful folk art flowers.


  2. Janet Miles says:

    Hi Wendy! How fun to play bells in the choir. Very moving I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Janet Miles says:

    Hi Lori, yes, I didn't even think of wind chime bells! Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Janet Miles says:

    yes, there are lots of different bells! Thanks for stopping by, Sharon!


  5. Wendy says:

    I play in a handbell choir at church. My main position is D-E5.
    Returning the visit from AtoZ
    Jollett Etc.


  6. Lori says:

    I have bells that tinkle every time I step outside to my patio. Always such a cheery sound.


  7. Sharon Himsl says:

    Campanology. I didn't know there was a word for the study of bells! I love bells…in church, on campuses, in clock towers, sleigh bells, dinner bells, even cow bells.
    Pioneer Women in Aviation A-Z


  8. Janet Miles says:

    I have been following you, Barbara! Love your stories.


  9. Janet Miles says:

    Yes Christmas bells are nice. Thanks for stopping by!


  10. Janet Miles says:

    I'll bet it's beautiful. Thanks for stopping by, John.


  11. The church I attended for 30 years had a handbell chior of a time. I loved those performances! That would be my favorite bells. My second favorite would be the old movie “The bells of St. Marys”

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  12. Sue McPeak says:

    Ding Ding Ding!!! Slot machine bells…definitely music to my ears…LOL! I actually do have a few bells in my collection. Several are porcelain and glass figurines. I'd have to say my favorites are the Bells at Christmas.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal


  13. John Holton says:

    My grandfather collected bells, and after he died I got one of them. That might be my favorite.

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing


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