The tradition of the Christmas Pickle has got to be one of the strangest modern Christmas customs, in that no one is quite sure why it exists at all!
In the 1880s Woolworth stores started selling glass ornaments imported from Germany and some were in the shape of various fruit and vegetables. It seems that pickles must have been among the selection!
Santa Claus / Father Christmas in different Countries
Although Santa Claus/Father Christmas is the best known Christmas gift bringer, there are many different present givers in different countries around the world. Santa’s also called different things in different countries! Here are some of them!
Afghanistan: Baba Chaghaloo
Armenia: Gaghant Baba / Kaghand Papa (Father Christmas or Father New Year)
Daisies. Most people may say roses, but to me they remind me of a wake
Fresh Air. Of course when you live in a city the air is not as fresh like forest air
socks, don’t forget the crazy designs
sheets, pillow cases, blankets,
front, dining, kitchen, bathrooms, etc, walls
Friends “You got to have friends” (song from Bette Midler) since blogging I have made new friends from all over the world.
Knitting I love using Multi-colored or Variegated
Creating cards – birthday, get well, holiday, etc. Why you ask when you can buy a card? Because it keeps my imagination going with designing for a specific person
Blogging working with multi-colored/variegated yarns
Learning new things like WordPress “Gutenberg” Yikes!!!! It kind of reminds me of the ancient printing press.
Watching Ink Master, Marvel movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Netflix shows, Gotham TV show, Flash. I guess you can say I like movies with action, unusual, scientific, mystery, fantasy, wonderment, and wow shows!
Investigating or as my son would say noisy. I prefer to say curiosity.
National Ding-a-Ling Day is observed across the United States each year on December 12.
Ding-a-Lings on this day call the people they haven’t heard from in a while. It may be an old classmate, co-worker or neighbor from years ago. Or perhaps a call will go out to the child who used to mow the grass during the summer. How about that couple who carpooled for soccer. What was their name? There are all sorts of people in our lives who manage to slip out of our lives who would love to hear the ding-a-ling of a call from you or me. Why don’t you join the Ding-a-ling club and call someone this year?
HOW TO OBSERVE
Call someone you haven’t heard from in a long time and use #NationalDingALingDay to post on social media.
In a meditation from the late summer of 1876, Whitman writes:
How strong, vital, enduring! how dumbly eloquent! What suggestions of imperturbability and being, as against the human trait of mere seeming. Then the qualities, almost emotional, palpably artistic, heroic, of a tree; so innocent and harmless, yet so savage. It is, yet says nothing.
Science (or rather half-way science) scoffs at reminiscence of dryad and hamadryad, and of trees speaking. But, if they don’t, they do as well as most speaking, writing, poetry, sermons — or rather they do a great deal better. I should say indeed that those old dryad-reminiscences are quite as true as any, and profounder than most reminiscences we get.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do. So throw off the bowlines,sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain