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Easter

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hapy EStR Rita

A  little girl gave the missus this wristwatch in church.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – 11PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patricks Day 11PM

[Found here. Related St. Patrick's Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 4PM, 8PM, and our Archives. Related St. Patrick's Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 4PM & 8PM, and our Archives.]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – 8PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patricks Day 8PM

[Found here. Related St. Patrick's Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 4PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 4PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Trash

[Found here. Related St. Patrick's Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 8PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Noon

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Trash 2
[Found here. Related St. Patrick's Day posts: 8AM, 4PM, 8PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Monday, 17 March 2014

IrishEyes

[Found here. Related St. Patrick's Day posts:  Noon, 4PM, 8PM & 11PM, and our St. Patrick's Day Archives.]

Saturday Matinee – 4 Shorts, A Really Happy Dude, Captain Beefheart & Little Feat

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Four shorts in under 90 seconds, with balloon animals.

What a happy guy. After those two vids, we gotta walk it down.

Here’s Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1974) with “Upon The My O My.” We’re not quite at ground level yet, and since we neglected to honor Mardi Gras last week, let’s amend and repair the accidental and unintended oversight with this:

Little Feat performing “Dixie Chicken” with a lineup including Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt & Jesse Winchester on The Midnight Special in 1977. Very cool.

Have a great weekend, folks, and always remember.

Merry Christmas Everyone

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Country Church near Fort St. John British Columbia Canada

[Image from here.]

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Winter in Northern Ohio

A ha! Christmas! By T. H. London, 1647.

Any man or woman . . . that can give any knowledge, or tell any tidings, of an old, old, very old gray-bearded gentleman, called Christmas, who was wont to be a verie familiar ghest, and visite all sorts of people both pore and rich, and used to appeare in glittering gold, silk, and silver, in the Court, and in all shapes in the Theater in Whitehall, and had ringing, feasts, and jollitie in all places, both in the citie and countrie, for his comming: . . . whosoever can tel what is become of him, or where he may be found, let them bring him back againe into England.

[Original image found here. Text from here.]

Christmas Arachnids

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Spider

“An old European Christmas legend tells of a poor woman unable to provide the traditional decorations for the special holiday. A spider made his home in her tree and began to spin beautiful webs. On Christmas morning, the first light of sun struck the cobwebs, turning them to silver. When the woman awoke, she found the tree was covered with silver treasure. The spider had brought good fortune!”
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Other versions claim it’s a German or Ukrainian tradition, and that either the Christ Child or Santa transformed the webs. Although I grew up in an area with a large German population, I never heard the story and can’t find an original source.

Yet, there IS such a creature called a Christmas Spider.

[Image found here.]


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