Tuesday Tidings

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Tuesday Tidings
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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 9:41am

1. What is your favorite ornament on your Christmas Tree?

2. Do you decorate at work (or you s.o. if you don't work)?

3. Are you done shopping?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 12-18-2013 - 9:06am
I can't remember if we put up a tree at our home for DD's first Christmas or not. We celebrated at my parents' house and MIL's house, and I honestly can't remember if I put one up in our apartment or not.
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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 9:03am
"Some Christians don't even celebrate Christmas. Jehovah Witnesses come to mind." -------- It is sort of debatable whether JWs are Christians (to me anyway), but you get various Fundies who do not do gifts and Christmas trees. Christmas trees are a fairly recent invention anyway.
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:52am

1. What is your favorite ornament on your Christmas Tree?  The glass bell from Seneca Glass that my mom bought the year I was born.  Jackie Kennedy Onassis bought glassware for the White House from Seneca Glass.

2. Do you decorate at work (or you s.o. if you don't work)?  No.  Although usually the libraries buy a poinsettia for all of the service desks.  We do have some decorations floating around-- last year one of our student workers put them up.

3. Are you done shopping?  I just need to buy some candy, nuts, and fruit.  And the stuff for Christmas dinner.

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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:22am
A "stranger" is someone whom you have no knowledge of and no relationship with. If you've been conversing with that person for years at a time, even if you have never met, you are not "strangers " to each other, and certainly not "total strangers" as people like to claim.
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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:15am

emptynester2009 wrote:
So change is ok, unless it includes not putting up a Christmas tree?

I wonder if people who follow Judaism or Islam or Buddhism or Hinduism get a free pass on this, or if they're also obligated?

Some Christians don't even celebrate Christmas. Jehovah Witnesses come to mind.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:11am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I agree, change is inevitable and life is full of change.  Holidays come once a year and holiday traditions are a wonderful thing. </p>

So change is ok, unless it includes not putting up a Christmas tree? 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:08am

We have four cats and two dogs, and only one of the cats is a problem, but that one is a total jerk cat.  I have hurricane  jars full of ornaments in my entryway, and I kept finding broken ornaments on the floor and couldn't figure out how it was happening.  Then my son warched jerk cat take an ornament out of the jar and carry it in his mouth to the highest spot in the room, and drop it on the ceramic tile floor just for the fun of watching it break.  Needless to say, the ornaments-in-jars are no longer kept in a cat-accessible room.

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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:01am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Traditions are things my family does over and over as a family, Christmas is a special time to celebrate tradition. Perhaps that's not a big deal to you savcal, You make it sound like every year something changes so screw tradition.

Not everyone celebrates Christmas.

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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 8:00am

bordwithyou wrote:
Satanbaby, do you actually know what "stranger" means?

You use that word freely b/w two threads now like it's natural or something, Shuddder..  Do you know what a stranger is? 

 

 

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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 7:58am

I agree, change is inevitable and life is full of change.  Holidays come once a year and holiday traditions are a wonderful thing. 

 

 

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