Saturday, December 07, 2019

"Donkey's Hill"

Actually this mountain is known as Camel's Hump.  
However, 3 yr old Grandson, stretching to recall the name, recently referred to it as "Donkey's Hill."  We think the name might stick. 😂

Friday, December 06, 2019

The Feast of St Nicholas


. . . This is what we should tell children about Santa Claus," Eich said. "He was bishop of Myra, in what's eastern Turkey, then the Greek-speaking Roman Empire. He was born in 280 A.D."
The name "Claus" derived as a corruption in pronunciation of the name, "Nicholas," Eich said. Children had a lot of problem saying St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas is a little hard to say. Children started simplifying it to Santa Claus.  . . .
In the 1860s, cartoonist Thomas Nast refined the image of Santa Claus, and in the 1930s Coca-Cola advertising cartoonist Haddon Sundblom helped complete the evolution into a jolly, oversized elf with a kindly face. Gradually, the religious image was fully transformed into a secular icon. . . .
This and more at: The True Story of St Nicholas

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Ready?


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Red & White


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time to Decorate?