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Friday, December 6, 2013

Snow? ~ No Water ~ Deer ~ Vasquez/Lozano ~ St. Nick

Good 26º morning 14º warmer than yesterday! Did not snow as predicted last night.... but started at 7:20 this morning...


What excitement these freezing temperatures bring. My water was running slow, then stopped altogether. Called Mike the plumber...
he came out about 12:30. Checked the pump house. Said the water must have frozen up between the well pump and the house. Started running ok after it thawed. Mike said to keep a faucet dripping all night. Did and water all running fine.


Just before Mike got here there were 15 deer out in my pastures..


This is a GREAT idea:

Historically this date....
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

1897London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.

And births this date include....

1900Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)

1920Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)

1924Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)

1928Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)

1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress

4:30 yesterday afternoon:

Dinner was reruns. Roaring fire in wood stove. Stupid shows on TV. Nap in chair!
I received my first Christmas card.... so cute!!
Nancy & Dave! xo

High school friends, Tommy & Christina (Vasquez) Lozano are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! (Sorry, this one wouldn't scan properly)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 6th
St. Nicholas Day is today. Yes, there really was a Christian Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life. Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the Christian concept of giving up belongings and following Christ, St. Nicholas gave up all of his belongings. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are may stories and tales of him helping out children in need. The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there". It wasn't until the 1800's that the spirit of St. Nicholas' life evolved into the creation of Santa Claus. And, this happened  in America. Santa Claus emerged (or evolved) from the stories and legends of St. Nicholas. Santa Claus was kind and generous to children. Unlike "St. Nick", Santa Claus is largely a non-religious character.