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  • 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.
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About rdebolt

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  • Birthday 11/15/1961

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    http://christmasinboise.com/

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  • Location
    Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Biography
    I was born in Canton Ohio. My family moved to Boise when I was seven months old and I have lived here since. I have twin boys born on Halloween in 1989. My beautiful wife and I are still waiting to see if we were tricked or treated! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year.
  • Interests
    Christmas, Fishing and Hunting
  • Occupation
    Owner Auto Repair Shop
  • About my display
    2007 was our second year sequencing the lights at our house in Boise Idaho. This year we have over 40,000 lights blinking to 170 channels. Next year over 320 channels and I already have the controllers!
  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, Really I am....me too. Thanks! On the downhill side now!
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I caught the Shingles!
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I have been away from PC for a LONG time and this thread is still going!!!!
  4. christmasinboise.com Boise, ID Of coarse!
  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry that I have been gone so long! Happy B-Day Tim!
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but when Steve starts to run his show it should be very entertaining. Smoke on the inside-no lights on the outside!:giggle:
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but Frank you should not feel bad at all and if anyone is mad at you I certainly don't see why. Please do not quit posting over something that is supposed to be entertaining and fun; and it has been very fun and will continue to be. I am still looking forward to hosting UT, but being next to last on the list I will have a lot to live up to. I will not even be able to come close to what you have done with your time with UT and CF. I guess on the good side, now that the pictures have been removed there is no worry for anyone to go to the Facebook site now and with Chuck hosting the originals pictures it will business as usual in no time! Please stay!
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but are there missing pictures of UT or can I just not see them right now?
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but I will never get to see UT at this rate. Maybe I should start to include him in my light show.
  10. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but I just had to ask since Chuck is slacking!
  11. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but what is "great" UT?;)
  12. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but Cozzi is finally distinguished! Congratulations!
  13. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but my vision just isn't what it used to be and this small screen is not as easy to read as a large computer monitor.
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but this is not easy to do on a blackberry.
  15. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, but if you are going to the in-laws, I hope that happy hour started an hour ago!;)
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