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  • 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.
  • 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.


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About mira

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 11/29/1959

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  • Location
    Cahokia, Illinois, USA
  • Biography
    Married to Chuck (cmoore on PC) one adult daughter Joanna
  • Interests
    Our Christmas display (of course)
    Scrapbooking and photography
  • Occupation
    Inventory Clerk for Radiology Department
  • About my display
    Telling the real reason for the season is the most important part of our display-Christ's birth. Lots of lights and a fair amount of LOR channels. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN that also lights CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS with the help of LOR. 2008 we wil be adding music sequencies, making our mega tree fuller, adding an eight foot cross lit in white and blue LED's and a third window frame that doubles as the letter "C" for the Go Fish song "Christmas With a Capital C."
  1. Slam 2013

    Hi! I have emailed the maps and info for SLAM. Please email me If you did not receive yours. mira112959@sbcglobal,net It is never to late to register.
  2. Slam 2013

    Mark your calendars; June 8th is the date for SLAM 2013. The event will be held at a beautiful farm near Pacific MO. For more information please see the SLAM website: http://www.slam-stlouis.com/
  3. Beware!

    I told him to man up yesterday on his FB page and take care these issues. He deleted my post but not my friendship. I was against harassing his church but that was before he used church tax exempt status as part of his scam. The church needs to know as their 501C3 status could be in jeopardy. This borders on a federal fraud case. Was there any mail correspondence? Mail fraud could also be tacked on.
  4. Jason, Hi. Sorry we missed the KSDK segmant. Hope things are going well otherwise. We have been prettty busy since SLAM with a new grandbaby. Our daughter added a beautiful littlle girl to our family in June. Mira

  5. Happy Birthday Scott!

  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I too am sorry that PLUS is canceled. I am sorry that I will not get to plan a Christmas Dinner in August for many of my dearest friends and PC family. I am sorry that there won
  7. hi. from cape gir.

  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    Towerman, Could there posibly be another reason your neighbor still has his lights on? I have heard that families will wait to have Christmas untill a loved one come home form serving our country in the military. Just a thought. Mira
  9. Happy Birthday Jim!

  10. The prayer is worthy of being shown, It brought joy yo my heart Thank you

  11. Mickey I appriciate that you put the prayer on the home page of your web site! Thanks! Mira

  12. Ryan, Thanks Mira

  13. The coroplast window frames photo album was very helpful. Thank you. Ryan