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  • 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.
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Im having surgery tuesday at 12:45 pm and i get blood tomorrow on Monday.....Please pray for me for a speedy and easy recovery. Thanks in advance.

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Michelle,

I will pray for skill for your docs, for you to recover, for you to hae peace of mind, and for you to comfort someone at the hospital that may need it.

May God Bless!

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For those that have written me or Michelle,

Michelle had her blood transfusion on Monday, it was long but very helpful. It alleviated most of her anemia so she could have the surgery on Tuesday.

Tuesday, we went to the hospital at 7:30 and they immediately got started. She was in the pre-op room for about 3 hours getting medicated. The surgery lasted 2 and 1/2 hours and was a success. She got to save an ovary. The recovery room for 1 hour and 1/2 and then on to the room where she woke up and was back to her normal self. She's in bed with all the machines hooked up, but doing ok, lot's of pain. For someone who is 4ft 11, 110 lbs, they removed her uterus which was the size of a football and one ovary which was extremely large.

Thanks for everyone's prayers. I am sure once we get home she will be on her laptop typing away and doing her sequences.

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Thank you for the update. Knowing Michelle, she won't be down for long, and busy pushing the limits of the doctors order! Tell her we are all thinking of her and wish her a speedy recovery.

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Tell Michelle for us that we are glad to hear she had a good operation and we will pray for her recovery. I will pray for you, too. It can be very difficult for a spouse when there loved one is down.

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Thanks Kevin for the update. Im glad shes do ing better cant wait to talk to here when she is up and running again.We will keep you both in our prayers

Jeff and Joy

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Glad to hear all is well with Michelle, Kevin. Keep us posted. We are all praying for you.

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Michelle, take it easy. I don't want to hear about you climbing up on anything or lifting anything for awhile. Keep dreaming up more ideas, but let someone else do the physical stuff for awhile.

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Well, Michelle is Michelle and she is home, walking around and pacing around. It took one day for her to figure out how to get out of bed and roam the halls. So the hospital released her and she is home with the family now resting comfortably or not really resting but in familiar territory.

She wanted me to relay, Thank you all for your kind words.

Kevin

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Congradulations on the smooth surgery Michelle. We are all praying for your quick recovery & strength for Kevin to help you make a speedy recovery. God is good!

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