Jump to content
Did you know?
  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
krusaders

Rain

Recommended Posts

Well, I hope we get all the rain out of the way now and not in Dec.... We may need to start on the Ark here in North Miss.......How are you guys doing? I hope your not flooded out...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We need the rain in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but I hope it all comes before Thanksgiving. It gives my GFIs fits! When it rains it seem to take out several circuits and it takes days to dry out. Those things are designed to protect me, but if I'm inside, .....I don't get it. My electrician apparently does, since he won't disconnect them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still more rain....planned for the inflatables to start going up Saturday...but...you never know about this weather....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has rained nearly every day in October, typically a month with little rain.

Our yard is saturated. There is standing water on my neighbor's yard. I hope this is not a trend that will last through the end of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just up on a ladder with my back in the direction of an approaching band of heavy clouds when SPLASH!! Here in Mississippi I am wet again. This has got to be the wettest October on record in the Magnolia State. Pardon me while I get a hair dryer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's suppose to pour here tonight through tomorrow night. What a waste of a good Halloween display! :( I guess that means more candy for me... Umm I mean Santa. :santasmileyitty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had some good winds. The new and improved Portable Concrete In a Tire Rim Mega Tree held up fine, though my cutouts didn't. It was not until I looked around at others that I saw how much wind damage there was. I am very thankful that the PCIATRMT did not flip over (though with 100+ lbs of concrete it would be hard to do so).

I did have to replace some broken bulbs on the singing reindeer that fell over.

All in all, very nominal damage considering what went through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We finally have got a break from the rain. I know you guys down South got hit bad last couple days. Hope to have some good weather for the rest of the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow we have had the rain. We need a boat up here and the tornados were bad also. How is South part doing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope everyone is safe in those rain deluged areas. Flash flood warnings everywhere in GA, especially the NW corner. Rain supposed to go away tomorrow.

Should make pulling those rebars out of the ground real easy.:)

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...