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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.

Bubba_in_NV

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About Bubba_in_NV

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  • Birthday 04/23/1952

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  • Location
    Tonopah Nevada
  • Biography
    U.S. Air Force Retired
    Nye County Motor Officer Retired
  • Interests
    Motorcycles
    RC Helicopters (indoor)
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    LOR 16 Channel so far
  1. I had a steady stream from 7pm until around 9:30 Christmas eve and Christmas night. I am running through New years day.
  2. Get some signs that say you are under video surveillance and place them around the yard. Couldnt hurt. You can get a camera set up cheap at Sams Club or Radio Shack. Let them see a camera or two. Motion sensor flood lights was a great idea too. The blinking lights should not activate it. But if it is really cold outside, anyone coming in its field of view will trigger it. Add a buzzer to it. I use one camera attached to my garage so I can see when someone has driven or walked up. If you do not use the doorbell and just knock, we wont hear anyone at the door. I got a 2 camera set up at Sams club a couple years ago for about 50 bucks and I use an 13 inch TV set. You can also connect it to a vcr st night. May not catch them but at least you can see who it was. In our small town we all know everyone so getting caught is easy.
  3. I was featured with a full top half front page spread in our local paper, and even with TWO tune to signs some people just dont get it. I will walk out in the street and talk to them and about half did not know it was on the air even while sitting in front of the tune to sign. Just take it with a grain of salt. I do not have a heavy stream of traffic, but a steady one. I play 8 different songs every night and then 35 songs on Fri and Sat night (2 hours worth). I have had people tell me they come out every night. Not bad for only a 16 channel set up only using 15ch. The links below are 2 songs that played last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LSmoZaNZko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s76JitbR_8
  4. Just finished mine tonight. 23X24 coroplast (one of wifes old campaign signs) built a 1X12 box, backlight with two cheap 15 inch 15 watt floresent light fixtures. The letters and graphics were done buy a friend that has a computerized vinyl cutting machine. He normally only charges about 5 bucks for most things I get done. But he did not charge me for the Christmas lettering. The only thing I had to buy was the two light fixtures at 8 bucks apiece. (had everything else) This is my first year with a LOR setup.
  5. Bubba_in_NV

    Nevada Welcome!

    Got one here in Tonopah too. A LOR setup. Just did a Halloween show. I have everything up and ready to go for Christmas. Had to do it a little early, I will be in Vegas getting sergury done and wont be able to do anything the first couple weeks of December. This is my first year, purchased the LOR last November but did not use it. Been sequencing songs all year. I have 35 for the CHristmas show. I will be playing different ones every night with all playing Friday and Saturday. All I have to do is start the computer out in the garage and its good to go. Finished my yard sign today.
  6. Sometimes I have to buy the booted Cat5 cables (I live over 200 miles from anywhere) , I just cut the boots off with a razor knife. The boot is a pain.... I run a 100 foot cable to my controller with no problems.
  7. I got tired of trying to find an enclosure so I bought an old metal single door kitchen cabinet at a yard sale and put my controller inside it. I attached two latches on the side and mounted on the side of the house. I only have 1 controller and doubt if I ever go more than 32 channels if that. If I get another controller I also bought several cabinets single and double door at the yard sale. All for 10 bucks. [ATTACH]13229[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]13230[/ATTACH]
  8. I read somewhere that if I am remembering correctly, Rainbird (or another water sprinkler brand) made a enclosure box (plastic) that a controller would fit in and give you a little room for your cord connections. Has anyone heard of this and if so where would you find them. I will mount the controller on the house but I would like it in an enclosure. Thanks.
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