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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.

joe denny

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About joe denny

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  • Birthday 10/06/1966

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    west seneca, New York, USA
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    lights!,movies,motorcycles,my kids
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    route driver
  1. sorry folks........the controller sold! thanks to all!
  2. HEY ALL! I HAVE MY LAST LOR FOR SALE! A 16 CHANNEL 2-SIDED BOX(2 POWER SUPPLY'S) GOOD CONDITION. the only issue with it is i scratched the number dial on the inside of the box making it hard to see what channel its set on, however i used my hardware utility to find it and it told me what channel it was on and it worked fine all season. its about 3yrs old with never a problem. there are no pics available. i do operate on honesty and integrity. the price is $175. plus shipping (i ship from my work, a better price! first come first serve!) i also have 2 heavy duty power cords for it at $15 each and that would bring up the shipping cost, but still a deal i think! any questions, or to claim it, e-mail me at [email protected] thanks to all over the years!this is a geat place to be! im now getting into a toy train...........yes you guessed it, the polar express! joe denny
  3. **** Hi Joe: I sent the cashiers check today by Fed Ex for Tuesday delivery. dont worry about your losing interest in it, our tastes change from time to time. It is the process of continuing to learn about new things. Darlene Pino *****

  4. hi all , i got a 2triac(power supply) lor left for sale (5yrs old) it has several 3ways on it and the numbers are worn(my daughter wrote new ones on duct tape and i attached it.) worked great for me never a problem with 2- 20a fuses installed ($135) i also have 2- heavy duty power cords $15 each and a bunch of 50' cords left for $5 each. i can deliver to ashtabula area on tuesdays and rochester area on thursday/fridays. if anyone lives close i have a 50' archway set up for $80, staylit minis lights included. (6 arches,rebar, 2400 lights) no photos available.you can e-mail me at [email protected] thanks joe
  5. thanks to all! i've had a great response. sorry i dont have pics im trying to be as honest as possible. i have and will e-mail those who were the first come first serve folks and i have a big commentment for a large chunk of my display, and another for the strobes. as for the cords and blowmolds, let me get these first two done and ill post an update to whats left after i sell to the people i already e-mailed,and thanks again to all for your kind words and thoughts. after all, i am keeping one box !!! floods and wreaths!!! it isnt all bad i guess. the worst part is getting my kids to understand! (the neighbors are throwing a party! ha!) thanks again joe denny
  6. gotta sell my display, see dashers diner for more info,listed under buy sell section. thanks.
  7. hi all! im selling my display see dashers diner/ buy sell for more info. thanks
  8. if any ones interested im selling my display (most any ways) please see dashers diner -buy sell for all info. thanks!
  9. hi all , i am sorry to say im selling the majority of my display. im a one man show and here in buffalo im just tired of fighting the elements. im sad but its for the better. iam keeping one of my three lor boxes and will be selling (2) 1- with two power supplys and 20a fuse and 1- single both 16chnnls $135 each the big one needs re-numbering of the cords and i even left some 3 way's on the ends. i also have blow molds (4) strobes and a complete shootong star set up from christmas light show and strobes as well. the list is as follows(cant ship the shooting star) blow molds-(4) 2-santas lg/sm 1-penguin with igloo, 1-snow man little aged but still nice price-$6ea u pay shipping. inflateables-(2) toy soldiers u supply extra stakes as is $30 both. comple shooting star kit (7) bases included. rope light on ready to go. $100 cant ship. but i can deliver to erie,PA OR ashtabula, ohio on tuesdays only or you pick up. 3/4 roll of pearl white rope light from action lighting same used on stars. $30 strob lights-(35plus) christmas lightshow brand. i have 4 c-9 strings with about 10strobes on each and a few on solderd cords. all with drain holes in them top or bottom. price- $3 each strobe and i would like to sell the c9 ones as is stringer included. like a set. lor boxes-(2) 1-older with 2 triacs (16chnnl) as described above. 1-single (16chnnl) newer. $135 each. i have power cords for these too! heavy duty $10 each cord never a problem with these units (i am keeping one) icicle lights- whole house and garage worth used, most 300countsets -clear-$15 for all outdoor power cords 50'-$5, 25'-$3 all good condition sell till gone. mini trees with 250 lights made by me 6- clear 6-multi, probably cant ship these. $6each fm transmitter, (christmas light show one) $25 for $35 i'll include the powerd fm antenna i added too it (helped alot and its from radio shack) red rope light(i had a rope light fence around the front of my yard) ill sell post and all $50 or $3 a 18ft section (i hope i have all the power cords or you will get more for your money!) ive had a sick child and that combined with the above reasons is why im selling. thanks to all those who helped me over the years. you can send me a private message here or e-mail me. buyer responsible for shipping cost (ups ground) or pick up, cash,certified check or money order please. if interested send me an e-mail at [email protected] thanks to all joe denny
  10. no thay isnt the concern, i wanted your own personal experiances and advice. thanks
  11. hi all! ive benn using whit 3/4" sched 40 pvc for 3 yrs now for my arch and i'm considering beefing up to 1" electrical pvc. first a couple of questions: do you think it will be rigid enough? And do you glue the joints together? i did on my current arch and just store 30' long pieces, and i'm well schooled in the support area. all help would be appreciated! thanks.
  12. i think i would consider a rope light fence. i outline my side walk and the far side of the yard to keep the walking postal and paper people out. what i did is take (i think ) 2" pvc cut long enough to have about 12" inground and near 5' above ground. i didn't even paint them,(got lazy) then went to craft store and picked out red ribbon with a thickness that i liked, then went to walmart and bought red ropelight and set the posts 18' apart (ropelight length) then attached ribbon to posts using white medical tape (matched the posts) and i did it this way so i didnt have to hold them while putting the ribbon on. i put a "sag" in the rope light in the middle and had a top and bottom "rail". i then attached the rope light using clear zip ties (heavy duty). i then tied them in to my red channel on my lor! you can go as far as buget will allow, hope this helps sorry so long but i figured details would prevent more posts!
  13. hi all! if anyone would like to contact me via e-mail its [email protected]. i have about 15,000 lights and 48 lor channels.my display has a 50' archway, a mini mega tree and 12 mini trees (6 of which are tied to the 6 arches.) hope to here from you! and yes its animated to music via the pc. later...... joe

  14. I SEE YOUR POINT BUT if its a 10' tree with a 2 ft high skirt wont i be closer to 23.5' cause 8x3=24. i would just adjust the hight of skirt toaccomidate the proper lenghth. or am i way off base? and so for the radius of the base how do i figure out how much length of pipe to make a certain diameter base? thanks for your help!
  15. Well ive done it for 4yrs now but i wanted to re-do it and the formula i seen on the internet from a light show person was using the width of the arch and it gave you the lenght of the pvc needed to make the perfect arch. Thanks to you both for your help i guess ill keep looking. And yrs i tie wire it down and use rebar inside the pipe and support outsice the pipe as well.
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