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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.
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  • 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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  1. Hello, I have 1185 sets multi color sets I need to get out of here, $900 takes them all. I dont think it would be practical to ship them, and I would like to sell them all in one shot. Thanks, John Bell You can call to 419-651-2579
  2. In this case it might not be corect that this is a 150 amp service. He stated that this panel is outside. it looks to me that the 150 amp breaker feeds another panel inside the house. and a few of the house circuts were added to this outside panel . It also could be that the 150 amp braker is the main and the indoor panel is fed off of feed through lugs in this panel. Just thought it should be known that there were a few ways of doing it with these outside panels. as long as there were no more than 6 breakers in the outdoor panel it most likely would have been to code at the time If there were more pictures of the overall setup and one of the panel with the cover off we could tell for sure
  3. Hello, I have 7 new in the box Lights and Sounds of Christmas for sale. Origonal version with I think 20 songs. $55 with shipping. I can take paypal or credit cards through my business. Thanks, John
  4. Let me know soon as it looks like lot 2 and 4 are sold
  5. most stores have a policy to scan each item as there are alot of items that look alike. one time when working at lowes we had some outdoor spekers on clearance for 75% off. they were being replaced with a newer model and the packaging looked almost identical. so a guy gets the last pair of the old ones for 25 bucks and has 5 more sets of the new ones and tells the casher there all the same, and just looking at them you could not tell. so she scans the clerance one and enters quanity 6 and the guy walks out with 525 dollars in merchandise for $150. so thats why most stores make you scan each item.
  6. Hello. A few of you might remeber me, I sold severl hundred sets of lights here a few years back. Well I just bought a new house, a forclosure which is going to require a bunch of work. Im looking to get rid of some of my extra lights as i just have way to much, and some extra money for the house cant hurt either. I have grouped the lights in to lots and would like to sell in full lots only as with geting ready to move I just dont have time to sell one box here and one box there. All Prices include shipping to the 48 states. all lights will be removd from there factory boxes to save shipping cost and space. All lights are new but I dont have time to test each set so please expect that one or two sets might not work or might be damaged in shipping ALL LOT PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING TO THE 48 STATES Lot 1. 18 sets 150 count multi color home depot net lights 2 sets 150 count multi color GE constant on net lights $52 Shipped ($128 retail cost) Lot 2 11 sets 150 count blue net lights, WalMart Brand 1 set 150 count red net lights, WalMart Brand $35 Shipped ($72 retail cost) Lot 3 13 sets Walmart twincicle icicle lights 300 count clear white wire 12 foot long. These are like your normal iclicle lights except where normal icicle lights have one bulb these have 2 at each spot so thers 300 lights in a 12 foot secetion whereas most standard sets have 150. $40 Shipped ($91 retail cost) Lot 4 15 sets 25 count clear c9 lights (these will come in the origonal box) mostly walmart brand but a few random brands to (sounds like there might be a few broken bulbs in one set) $44 Shipped ($98 retail cost) I can take paypal or credit cards threw my business Please send me an pm here or email me at [email protected] if your interested Thanks, John
  7. Around here we can use 2-2-2-4 aluminum feeder for a 100 amp sub. 6/4 is way to small the 2-2-2-4 is about $1.50 to 2.00 a foot at home depot
  8. Its hard to tell from the pictures as there kind of small but it looks like you could add two single pole breakers at the bottem of the panel and run two 20 Amp circuts. thats a maby you would have to say if there is room in the panel for 2 more. as far as it telling you not to use single pole brekers i would think that is because if you used all single pole breakers in that panel you would have more than the allowed 6 disconects without a main breaker. as it is now you would only be adding two and still be withn the alowed six disconects your setup with the dryer plug leading to the welder plug leading in to an air compreser scares me a bit. Are you sure your up to this task? not being rude just from a safty standpoint. Thanks, John
  9. vary true Tony. Short of that which allot of people will never do. for a Christmas light setup which in most cases would be a pretty full load, i would feel better seeing the panel loaded evenly as apposed to the curennt 40a to red 80a to black potential. Wait i did read he has 2 20 amp and 4 15 amp breakers. I can not see which is which but he would want to make sure he has 2 15's and 1 20 on each leg. so the load would be 50A/50A Also I might be concerned with the bundling of the cords
  10. Tony, Correct me if im wrong because i normally work in commercial situations where the code is quite a bit diffrent. in toms situation he has a 6/3wg to his curent ac. with a 30 amp at the main panel and i assume a 30 amp disconnect at the ac. Could he not replace the 30 with a 60 at the main pane and then install a sub on the end of this containing a 30 amp for the ac andextra breakers for lighting circuits. my idea is this panel would be viewed by the code as a sub panel and the overcurent and disconnect requirements would be meet by the 30amp serving the ac. as long is the sub is close enough to the ac the distance limitations for the service disconnect would also be meet. the only problem i see is if the overcurent and service disconnect must be maintained separately. i am not aware of a requirement for this as i have seen multiple rooftop ac's run off the same outdoor panel with separate breakers to serve as the overcurent and disconnect.
  11. Shure I'll explain. If you look at the fourth row (the one with no breakers in it) you will see that the red wire services both the right and left breaker slot on the bottom row. so moving up 2 the second row from the bottom (the first row from the bottom where there is breakers installed) we know the black wire will serve both the left and right breaker. move up one more served by red wire so this leaves the black wire to serve the top row. So this leaves us with the black serving the top and bottom row (4 breakers) and the red serving the middle row (2 breakers) so if there all 20 amp breakers the black has an 80 Amp load and the red has a 40 Amp load. Move one of the bottom breakers down one space to load it 60 red 60 black
  12. One Problem, Your panel is not evenly loaded. You have 2 breakers onthe red hot leg and 4 on theblack hot leg. move ether one of your bottom row of breakers down one spot to corect this.
  13. Home Depot Changed prices at 4:58 PM monday closed at 5pm Most stores open 9am new years Wal-Mart Changed prices at midnight newyears.
  14. I have the problem of looking at 75% off as not a dicount but that i can get 4 for the price of one!
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