Trivia About Christmas

downloadThe song “Jingle Bells” was written in 1857 and was originally supposed to be a song for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

The poinsettia plant was introduced to the U.S. from Mexico by Joel Roberts Poinsett, botanist, physician and U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the 1800s.

On Christmas Eve at noon in 1914, British and German troops staged an unofficial truce and sang songs and even exchanged gifts of cigarettes and plum pudding in “No Man’s Land,” the otherwise deadly area between each side’s trenches.

In Mexico and Guatemala, the poinsettia is known as “Flower of the Holy Night, Christmas Eve.”

                 MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON OF PEACE AND JOY

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Winter Has Arrived

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These photos need no explanation, they make you feel cold and that speaks – WINTER! It was a glorious 14 degrees here this morning and will be below freezing all day.  Oh, BRRR

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I know these are rabbit tracks – I watched this rabbit as he hopped by.

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Here are a couple of fluffed up, cold birds.  A Sparrow eating corn and  a Brown Thrush in the apple tree.

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My husband is making sure his shop is nice and warm so he can go out there and play.

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