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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #190 on: December 06, 2018, 04:15:52 pm »
Today is St. Nicholas' Day.

A week from today is St. Lucy's Day.
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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #191 on: December 06, 2018, 07:00:48 pm »
Yes, I've seen a few pics of shoes with treats in them.


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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #192 on: December 25, 2018, 10:24:18 am »
Merry Christmas to all Bettermostians!!
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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #193 on: December 25, 2018, 07:23:03 pm »



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #194 on: January 04, 2019, 10:17:05 pm »
I've been forgetting to mention: This Christmas Eve 2018 was the 200th "birthday" of the beloved Christmas carol "Silent Night."
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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2019, 01:46:29 pm »
Written on Christmas Eve, huh?   Seems appropriate.


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Re: Happy Christmas!
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2019, 03:03:07 pm »
Written on Christmas Eve, huh?   Seems appropriate.

The story I read somewhere a long time ago was that the organ in the church in a place called Oberndorf, Austria, was out of commission at Christmas, 1818. The priest, Joseph Mohr, was inspired by a recent visit he had made to a family with a newborn child. He wrote a poem (I guess that's what you'd call it), and the church organist, Franz Gruber, set it to music and played it on guitar at Midnight Mass.

I won't vouch for the truth or accuracy of that story, but it does lead me to one of my all-time favorite Christmas memories. I forget if it was my first or second Christmas in Philadelphia, but it happened at the staff Christmas party at the historical society, where I was working at the time. The book conservator was a sort-of unreconstructed hippie, with shoulder-length hair gone to salt-and-pepper, a similar mustache and goatee, and a baritone voice (yeah, I found him quite sexy). He also played guitar. He brought his guitar to the party, and he played Silent Night while a bunch of us stood around him and sang it. Considering that the hymn was actually written for guitar, I got goosebumps while we were singing it.
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