Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Fun Begins!

Fact:  The tallest Christmas tree ever displayed was in Seattle, Washington.  According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree was a 221 ft Douglas fir that stood at Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington, during Christmas … Continue reading

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Tuesday; Time For Getting Ready To Decorate!

Fact: Many of us have done a prank that almost went too far.  Nine days before Christmas in 1965, two astronauts aboard the Gemini 6 told Mission Control that they saw an “unidentified flying object” about to enter Earth’s atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Monday Has Arrived And We Are Ready!

Fact: Christmas wreaths are religious symbols.  The Christmas wreath first originated as a symbol of Christ.  The holly represents the crown of thorns Jesus wore at his crucifixion, and the red berries stand for the blood he shed.  So when … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Home; Takin’ Care!

Fact: St. Nick was more generous than jolly.  You probably already knew that the idea of Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas.  The saint wasn’t a bearded man who wore a red suit; that look came much later.  In the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Down; Christmas Up!

Fact: Hanging stockings started by accident Legend has it, we hang stockings by the chimney with care thanks to a poor man who didn’t have enough money for his three daughters’ dowries. Generous old St. Nick dropped a bag of … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving!

Fact: There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. We stayed home and attempted to get better, but Mary’s flu seemed to be getting worse.  Tomorrow we … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving To All

Fact: Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers!  Who do you think will be the busiest person on Black Friday?  Nike Sales Manager?  Walmart Staff?  Or Your Plumber?  You’re on the right track if your answer is the third option.  … Continue reading

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T-1; The Serious Work Begins And The It Happened!

Fact: TV dinners are a Thanksgiving-leftover invention.  Well, sort of.  In 1953, an overzealous Swanson employee overestimated the number of frozen turkeys the company should order for Thanksgiving—and the company was left with 260 tons of excess turkey after the … Continue reading

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T-Day Minus Two

Fact: “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving Day song. Before becoming a Christmas anthem, “Jingle Bells” was an 1857 song titled “One Horse Open Sleigh,” and its composer, James Pierpont, intended it to be a Thanksgiving Day song. But it … Continue reading

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T-Day Minus Three!

Fact: As surprising as it may sound, there is no historical event of turkey being served in the three-day feast. The Thanksgiving menu of the modern world is entirely different from the first Thanksgiving. It is believed that the Pilgrims … Continue reading

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