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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.

DaddyALJ

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About DaddyALJ

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  • Birthday 04/23/1959

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  • Location
    Torrington, Wyoming, USA
  • Interests
    gardening, building cars and spending time with my family and now Planet Christmas and Light-O-Rama.
  • Occupation
    Crude Oil Pipeline Operator
  • About my display
    2007 - 32 channels of Light-O-Rama and 11,375 lights sequenced to 14 different Christmas songs. A mixture of C-9's, mini's, C-6 LED's, and concave LED's. A small nativity set, a blowmold snowman, a blowmold Santa and Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy around the Christmas tree.

    2008 - so far I have added another 16 channels of Light-O-Rama and working on some new projects.
  1. Thanks Brad. Great perspective and information. Nice of you to take the time to respond. Yes it helps for sure.
  2. That's great information! Those are the types of things I was hoping to learn. Thanks again.
  3. Thanks for leaving an opinion. Any particular reason for picking the older one?
  4. Greetings! I am asking for your opinions regarding purchasing a Ramsey FM100B kit versus buying an older Ramsey FM100B already assembled, that has been used, but is said to work perfectly and have no issues. The cost is almost the same. I will have to have someone help with the building of the kit if I go that way as I am just not confident enough in my own skills. What are your thoughts? Thanks for your time ...... Alan
  5. So is it just me?

    I sometimes go out and hand out candy canes and just say Merry Christmas. It does happen at my house too that sometimes people get the impression that I am coming to ask for a money donation when in fact I have several people offer and I have said no, this is our gift to you. Still it makes me chuckle when the door of the house opens and the car transmission goes into gear at the same time.
  6. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    I am looking to buy a Ramsey FM100B FM Stereo Transmitter that is assembled, wire tested and in good working condition. If you might have one, please contact me with information and cost. You may leave a message here or send email to daddyalj @ aol.com (no spaces in address). Thank you

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  7. Ramsey-FM100B-FM-Stereo-Transmitter

    I am looking to buy a Ramsey FM100B FM Stereo Transmitter that is assembled, wire tested and in good working condition. If you might have one, please contact me with information and cost. You may leave a message here or send email to daddyalj @ aol.com (no spaces in address). Thank you
  8. Need vampire plugs asap

    http://creativedisplays.com/
  9. Takoda - Thanks for your reply and I know what you mean about the simple things! The answer to your thoughts are, yes I did verify the extension cord with a multi meter even swapping different cords on different outlets. I do have 120 volts to both side of both fuses. I have learned that I may have a bad chip on the board and I am going to check that out today by swapping out the chip with another that I know is working. Thanks again and I always am glad to have great suggestions like yours. Alan
  10. Lights for Sale

    Sent message. Thanks
  11. Thanks .. great advice. I did turn in a help ticket there also. Hopefully there will be an easy answer.
  12. Update - I did locate the fuses on the bottom of the board. They are both good.
  13. Help - I am setting up my display and was checking my controllers when I found 1 CTB16PC controller not being recognized. I went to the controller and opened the case and there is no status light lit. I tried changing power cords (extension cord) with the same results. I do not see any where that there is a fuse or fuses. I am lost on how to trouble shoot this. Please help if you can. Thank you.
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