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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.
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  • 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.
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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.
  • 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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Well this will be meter number 6 for the display...all we like is power lines hooked up with meter.

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Why do you use separate meters?  Put in a CTL cabinet by the road and run your own lines from there.

13 acres....3 at road and 3 at the top of land...www.christmasincottonplant.com   With over 500 inflatables and lightes over the large area you need to spread your power too...voltage drops would kill your motors...

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Hope all is well with you.

 

We are thinking about meter #3, but the inspector here wants to give me a little pain.

 

I really just want a 200 amp main, he does not want to inspect until Ihave all my circuts run, otherwise he considers it a temp and says it can only stay there 12 months before it needs another inspection.

 

we will see how it goes.

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Wow...I don't pull my meters after the display is over...I leave them in service and pay 7 dollars a month to keep them alive...Now i take all the wires out of the box after the display is over...ask him if u can make it a commercal service? If you look at this meter base it is built with breaker box and meter together..I can't believe they would give you a hard time xenon..

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really in need of a major rewire as far as circuts and timers, but it most likely will not happen this year.

 

want to be carefull and not get Ga Power Co mad, as right now they have the meters on the cheapest non commercial rate.

 

we will see what happens.

 

going to be tough getting the display up this year, as I retire the end of November this year, and because of that I can not take any time off from work the month of November (training my replacement, few other reasons), looks like the conversion to drive through may have to wait until next year.

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krusaders were you on Tv and they showed how you run around your display with a radio and do repairs and you mom does all the sewing repairs on your inflatables????

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krusaders were you on Tv and they showed how you run around your display with a radio and do repairs and you mom does all the sewing repairs on your inflatables????

Like Xenon said, that's him (Steve). The TV show did embellish and I think scrip some of that. He does have an awesome display.

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Yes that is me...no we don't bury inflatables but they just had to have that for show..we do use radios and mother-in-law does repair inflatables...lol..

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