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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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  1. If you are comfortable with it do it yourself. I upgraded my power in my house about a year ago and it was a long day but it was a couple hundred dollars. The wire that was going to the house was big enough to handle the change from 125 to 200. I had to run the new riser wire to the mast head, new meter base, wire between outside and inside and new breakers and re-attach all of the cables. I felt good after the power company asked me a couple questions about the wire and he hooked up the main and looked at me and said the main turn on is on you. I felt good hitting all of the breakers and getting off the generator.
  2. I have 6 GFCI plugs in the garage. I want to extend them and place them in the front. I know that I can come out of the GFCI and place a regular plug in the yard in a weatherproof box. I'm going to use 14ga wire to feed the outlets. I know that each of the outlets need an individual hot and neutral. Can the 4 outlets that I'm placing in the front yard share the same ground cable?
  3. I have the same thing at my house. I see you refereing to one of the laptops as traveling, I'm guessing that means that is it a work computer. I believe it is because the computers are on different domains so they don't talk with each other.
  4. I really would like to get the last piece of my LOR equipment sold since I'm not planning on using it. I am now going to offce my 16D controller at $165 or make an offer.
  5. No body has them. I've gone to Lowes, Home Depot and Ace and they don't have a coupler. I went and purchased a tap and made it into SAE (I think 5/8). I kept the nipple on the motor metric and then use a SAE all thread on the other end.
  6. he is answering emails. I already boughts, paid and picked up my c9 stringers, star and some strobes from him.
  7. No, it isn't a DIY board and it is a complete controller.
  8. Only thing left is the 16D controller.
  9. The only thing that I have left is the 16D controller.
  10. NEW Prices $150.00 for the PC's $190.00 for the 16D
  11. I have posted this on the Florida in hopes that they may be used and purchased in Florida. This is what I have left. 2 LOR PC complete with dongles $165.00 each 1 LOR 16D complete with dongles $210 setup for 30 amp If you are interested please PM me and let me know. These have been in use for 3 years and were soldered by me.
  12. I'm going to revise the last post. I still have the 2 complete PC boards available and the 16D controllers.
  13. I currently have the 4 individual boards sold but still waiting on the payment. I have a potential buyer for the 2 complete PC boards. The only thing that I really have left is the 16D controller. If I don't hear back from the person about the PC I'll post back on here about the boards.
  14. Nothing is officially sold. I did get a PM about the Complete PC sets almost instantly so sent them some more info. I also sent a message to relxerd to show my controller box that the boards are mounted in. I'm still taking offers.
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