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Offline Florestan

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2012, 02:56:49 AM »
MERRY CHRISTMAS OR HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! JOY TO THE WORLD!
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2012, 03:05:48 AM »
Merry Christmas and season's greetings to all of you from sunny North Brittany  :D
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2012, 06:36:48 AM »
Merry Christmas and season's greetings to all of you from sunny North Brittany  :D

Ah, I see you have escaped winter in Suffolk, but have not gone too far!  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2012, 06:55:11 AM »
Merry Christmas from Winnipeg, Canada!  It's a cold, but beautiful day!

-26 Celcius, -36 Celcius with the windchill.  -15 Farenheit.  Balmy, for these parts of inhabitation!  ;D

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2012, 08:17:14 AM »
Ah, I see you have escaped winter in Suffolk, but have not gone too far!  ;D

Not a huge departure, that's true  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2012, 02:15:37 PM »
Happy Holidays! :)

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2012, 02:31:09 PM »
חג שמח 

(That's Happy Holiday, to alleviate the need to reach for Babelfish.)
Here in SoFla, we're predicted to get record high temperatures tomorrow, in the mid 80s F.  But we did get a blast of winter over the weekend,  with temps down in the 50s.  (Yes, that's cold by us.)
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2012, 10:03:51 AM »
I'll be away from the internet from tomorrow til January 2nd next year so I wish you all A Happy & Prosperous New Year, full of wonderful music!
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2012, 08:43:34 AM »
Likewise from Norway!

Every year in Norway is a good year, unlike the US ...

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2012, 09:07:28 AM »
Every year in Norway is a good year, unlike the US ...

Instead of "The grass is greener", maybe we should say "The snow is whiter"?
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2021, 09:05:49 AM »
A very Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate it!  :)  ❤️

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2021, 09:43:17 AM »
A very Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate it!  :)  ❤️

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Hi PD - Susan & I have a 'mixed' marriage, she being Jewish and I brought up as Catholic; but she likes to celebrate Hunukkah by lighting the candles on a menorah (actually I'm the controller of the shamash) - she has a collection of five menorahs (one not shown in the first pic a while ago); the top right image is our usually used menorah (fully lit after 8 nights); last year, she wanted to change, so the bottom pic is our newest and more 'modernistic' menorah fully lit a year ago.  Dave :)

 


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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2021, 09:57:55 AM »
Hi PD - Susan & I have a 'mixed' marriage, she being Jewish and I brought up as Catholic; but she likes to celebrate Hunukkah by lighting the candles on a menorah (actually I'm the controller of the shamash) - she has a collection of five menorahs (one not shown in the first pic a while ago); the top right image is our usually used menorah (fully lit after 8 nights); last year, she wanted to change, so the bottom pic is our newest and more 'modernistic' menorah fully lit a year ago.  Dave :)

 


Cool photos!  Nice that you can share and respect each other's faiths and holiday traditions.  :)

Here:  debating how much decorating for Christmas to do this year.  Currently taking a short break before going back to debunnyfying the living room, etc.  ::)

PD
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2021, 10:23:15 AM »
Cool photos!  Nice that you can share and respect each other's faiths and holiday traditions.  :)

Here:  debating how much decorating for Christmas to do this year.  Currently taking a shot break before going back to debunnyfying the living room, etc.  ::)

PD

Well, when our son lived w/ us, he got a small toy each night of Hanukkah, and we also did a Christmas tree when he would get a bunch of more substantial presents - now with just the two of us (and of course Susan never having celebrated Christmas), we do no decorating.  BUT, there is a tradition here in Winston-Salem, which started out in the 1760s in the Moravian community of Salem - current Moravians (and others who are not but like the tradition) will put up a lighted Moravian star (see below) usually at the doorway and often will also place white candles in each window of the house - makes for a pleasant appearance at night; our two neighbors (not Moravian) follow the tradition.  Dave :)

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A Moravian star (German: Herrnhuter Stern) is an illuminated Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany decoration popular in Germany and in places in Europe and America where there are Moravian congregations, notably the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and the area surrounding Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The stars take their English name from the Moravian Church, originating in Moravia. In Germany, they are known as Herrnhut stars, named after the Moravian Mother Community in Saxony, Germany, where they were first commercially produced.

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2021, 10:32:40 AM »
Well, when our son lived w/ us, he got a small toy each night of Hanukkah, and we also did a Christmas tree when he would get a bunch of more substantial presents - now with just the two of us (and of course Susan never having celebrated Christmas), we do no decorating.  BUT, there is a tradition here in Winston-Salem, which started out in the 1760s in the Moravian community of Salem - current Moravians (and others who are not but like the tradition) will put up a lighted Moravian star (see below) usually at the doorway and often will also place white candles in each window of the house - makes for a pleasant appearance at night; our two neighbors (not Moravian) follow the tradition.  Dave :)
Lovely tradition!  I also love seeing white candles in the windows.  :)

I have a neighbor whose husband brought with him his tradition of placing lit candles in their Christmas tree; and yes, house is still standing!  :D

Also, just realized that I had created a typo in my original reply to you (now fixed in my posting).  I had mentioned about taking a "short break" from cleaning, but had left out the "r"!  :-[  lol.  Now working on lunch and then back to cleaning.

PD

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2021, 10:39:11 AM »
Lovely! Does my heart good!
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