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Are You a Spug?

Posted 10-19-2010 at 02:42 PM by MerryCarey (MerryCarey's Blog)

This is my maiden voyage as a blogger. This time it's a trip back in time to 1912 to visit a little-known chapter in Christmas history.

Are you a Spug?

Well, let’s see… Do you believe that it is foolish to join in giving Christmas presents to those higher up? Do you believe that it is vulgar to give Christmas presents only because they are given to you? Do you believe that it is wicked to give Christmas presents without love and common sense?

In 1912, if you answered “yes” to these questions, you had what it took to become a Spug. You could get together with four others who shared your beliefs to form a Spug Squad, choose a captain, and write to the Spug headquarters in New York City for membership cards and official Spug pins. As a full-fledged Spug, your mission would be to “make as many converts as possible,” and “to eliminate by co-operative effort the custom of giving indiscriminately at Christmas, and to further in every way the true Christian...
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With a Heart of Gold

Posted 10-19-2010 at 10:16 AM by rodmonster

My wifes Grandmother (our Maw Maw) has her 90th birthday coming up and we were asked to write something about her for her Birthday book they are putting together.
I wrote this from the grandchildren’s perspective. Even though I have only know her for 18 years of my life….i know how she has been with the rest of the grandchildren for all of their lives……


With a Heart of Gold
By V. Rodney Harrison Jr. – 11-19-2010

The special role of a Grandmother is one that never ends,
Both, great strength and loving patience are required.
A mentor, with enduring understanding and dedication,
Heartfelt care and brilliant kindness are too desired.

A Grandmother is woman who throughout her accomplished life,
Has at one time or another – seen and done it all.
Yet can still be with you for your new adventures and journeys,
And help guide you no matter the experience you befall.

Yet there is lagniappe...
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Xmas365 & Sons Light & Design

Posted 10-18-2010 at 09:20 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I have been thinking about doing something with my professional life for a while now and I keep coming back to one thing I have been thinking about for a number of years now. Unfortunately it would be a seasonal type of job, only from maybe October - January. I would like to do outside design and decorating for the holiday season starting with Halloween right through Christmas then do the taking down of the decorations in January. I read about it in the newspaper, I believe 5-6 years ago and I have thought about it ever since. The job I have now would not be conducive to that schedule and hence why it is just a thought at the moment. I would probably have to have some training in electric work and that would probably take a few years , but I always look forward to doing my own lights and decorating outside, I nearly take a month to do my own, between inside and out. I don't mind working in the cold considering I work in a freezer where it is -20* F to 0*F many days, I spend hours in there....
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Christmas in October

Posted 10-17-2010 at 05:38 PM by Jeff Westover (A Merry Blog)
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Years ago when I would walk to work I passed the front window of a department store. Most of the time I'd admire the window but around Thanksgiving I found myself dreading it. Each year I would brace myself for the sign I would see that would really set me off. The window would be covered in brown paper and a single sign would simply read "Unlike our competitors we like to celebrate our holidays one at a time and we refuse to show our new Christmas window until it is actually Christmas".

I never understood that.

I get that people don't like seeing Christmas coming too early. I understand if folks become impatient with stores packed with holiday merchandise displayed with fertilizer and flip-flops. But do we have to be snotty about it?

After all, it is Christmas. What is really wrong with songs on the radio that send a message of hope? Is seeing a Christmas tree during Indian summer really a burden? When Christmas comes around I hear people every...
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Remember My Birthday

Posted 10-15-2010 at 08:43 PM by caninemom3
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[B][COLOR=seagreen]This has ALWAYS inspired me very much. As it is getting close to His birthday celebration, I wanted to do this for the Lord. This was written by an anonymous person but is truly beautiful so a little early, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS !!!! [/COLOR][/B]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=seagreen][B]Remember My Birthday?[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=seagreen][B]As you well know, we are getting closer to My birthday. Every year there is a celebration in My honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that My birthday is getting closer and closer.[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[B][FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][COLOR=seagreen]It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of Me. As you know, the celebration of My birthday began...
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