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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #150 on: December 05, 2012, 07:56:18 pm »

That is exactly the kind of trailer I envision Ennis living in, in the prologue to the short story.  :)
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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #151 on: December 06, 2012, 04:27:17 pm »
Happy St. Nicholas' Day! Did you leave your shoes out, anyone?
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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #152 on: December 07, 2012, 01:54:16 am »
Happy St. Nicholas' Day! Did you leave your shoes out, anyone?

My son did! :) The girls are too old for it, but of course not too old to open the door expectantly on the morning of Dec 6th. :laugh: They were lucky, St. Nicholas left them something, even without the boots out. ;)

The oldest got earpods, middle child a calendar and my youngest a fairy figurine.




On Nikolaus, hubby always get a sweet greeting at his company, a small chocolate Nikolaus. Since he doesn't want it, it's always mine. ;D

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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #153 on: December 07, 2012, 02:07:07 am »
That is exactly the kind of trailer I envision Ennis living in, in the prologue to the short story.  :)

Me too :).
"the aluminum door" and "the curved length of the trailer" - I think Mrs. Proulx must have had this kind of trailer in her mind when she wrote it.

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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #154 on: December 07, 2012, 05:26:37 am »
Happy St. Nicholas' Day! Did you leave your shoes out, anyone?

We had a similar tradition in french Canada, but (as I remember it,) it was part of the New Year's Day shoe-under-the-tree variety. Sounds really wimpy and on the cheap compared to today's Christmases but your picture Chrissi brought back the memory of a mandarine orange, candy cane and a bottle of chocolate milk in the shoe.

Thanks for that, both of you.

I'm thinking, 50 years from now, if the tradition has been way layed, your kids will fondly remember these small special gestures.
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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #155 on: December 09, 2012, 02:43:29 am »
That is exactly the kind of trailer I envision Ennis living in, in the prologue to the short story.  :)

Me too :).
"the aluminum door" and "the curved length of the trailer" - I think Mrs. Proulx must have had this kind of trailer in her mind when she wrote it.

Yes, though sans cheery lights, wreathe and tree.



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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #156 on: December 09, 2012, 03:49:29 am »
Yes, though sans cheery lights, wreathe and tree.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
That's why I dubbed it: "Something good must have happened in Ennis' life" ;D


Yes, she's not exactly the cheery type, our Mrs. Proulx. Years ago, after reading the whole collection of Wyoming stories I said something to the effect of 'Even if you had never heard of BBM, by the time you get to the last story of the book, you already know that this can't end well and would so even without the prologue.'

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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #157 on: December 09, 2012, 04:04:34 am »
We had a similar tradition in french Canada, but (as I remember it,) it was part of the New Year's Day shoe-under-the-tree variety. Sounds really wimpy and on the cheap compared to today's Christmases but your picture Chrissi brought back the memory of a mandarine orange, candy cane and a bottle of chocolate milk in the shoe.

Thanks for that, both of you.

I'm thinking, 50 years from now, if the tradition has been way layed, your kids will fondly remember these small special gestures.


Thanks. When I was a kid, some neighbours used to hang a small bag with Chritmas cookies, nuts and tangerines on our door handle, ring the bell and rush back into their apartments, so they wouldn't been seen. Since I was the only child in our part of the apartment complex, I was lucky on Nikolaus Day. :laugh:
And of course I always knew who the bag was from, I knew my neighbours by their cookies. :laugh:

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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #159 on: December 20, 2012, 05:49:33 pm »


 :)
If it was Ennis's trailer, it would have been decorated by a large trash can to the side of the door and a scythe on the other side; also a 17 on the mail box.
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