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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #180 on: March 04, 2015, 01:19:07 pm »
We Germans might even be more unwilling to move than our European neighbors, not sure. But here you build a house once in a lifetime (if you can afford it) and then you live in it for the rest of your life. Even people who pay rent rarely move to across the country. Most people stay put after they finished their education.

That's because all the Germans with the genes for moving came to Pennsylvania 250 years ago. The Germans with the "stay put" genes all stayed behind in Germany, so now you're all descended from the "stay put" Germans.  ;)
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #181 on: March 05, 2015, 10:56:54 am »
 :laugh: Jeff.

By the way, folks, the last full moon of winter, the "Worm Moon" is happening NOW! Go out and look at it, and its light shimmering on the snow. Arrivederci, winter!
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #182 on: March 06, 2015, 01:29:34 am »
That's because all the Germans with the genes for moving came to Pennsylvania 250 years ago. The Germans with the "stay put" genes all stayed behind in Germany, so now you're all descended from the "stay put" Germans.  ;)


That must be it. ;D

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #183 on: August 07, 2015, 12:10:50 pm »
Hmm. It seems without any Neopagans or Wiccans hanging around here anymore to remind us, we've missed Lughnasa.  :(
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #184 on: August 07, 2015, 12:12:25 pm »
Last weekend I was somewhere and there was a fair going. I thought about it being Lunasa, or however it is spelt, and I thought about jumping the fire, but decided I was too old. I might hurt myself.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #185 on: August 08, 2015, 09:55:25 am »
You?  Too old?  far from it, friend!


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #186 on: August 08, 2015, 11:19:54 am »
Oh, it would be fun to celebrate Lughnasa! When does it occur? I can put it on the calendar.

I have two relevant things to say about it. Yesterday I was photographing some mead for a client who has a meadery. If I had known it was Lughnasa, I would have opened the bottle after I was done photographing it!

Also, I am reading a wonderful book, Celtic Myths and Legends by T. W. Rolleston. The book is a collector's edition published by Easton Press in 1997, bound in gilded leather with gilded edge archival paper, and with a brocade silk attached bookmark ribbon and brocade inner covers. The frontispiece is on glossy paper depicting Brigit. There isn't anything about Lughnasa in the book but a lot about Lugh.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #187 on: August 08, 2015, 11:39:52 am »
Oh, it would be fun to celebrate Lughnasa! When does it occur? I can put it on the calendar.

Lughnasa is August 1, more or less. The Early Church Christianized it as Lammas, or "Loaf Mass." Both were harvest thanksgivings.

So we've missed it for this year.  :(
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #188 on: August 08, 2015, 11:47:33 am »
I have two relevant things to say about it. Yesterday I was photographing some mead for a client who has a meadery. If I had known it was Lughnasa, I would have opened the bottle after I was done photographing it!

You should try some of it some day--and report back!  ;D

I've had some home-brewed meads that were spectacularly awful, like trying to drink a jar of honey.  :P  I also, once, had some wonderful mead from a winery somewhere in the Midwest; it was very light.  :)
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #189 on: August 08, 2015, 12:04:07 pm »
The Meadery I'm working for has been in operation since 1995 so they must be doing something right. They make a semi-sweet mead and a sweet mead, as well as about a dozen mead blends. It's called Meadery of the Rockies.

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