He puzzled and puzzled til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
How the Grinch stole Christmas
Blessed is the Christmas season for it envelopes the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
It's the most wonderful time of the year... It's Christmas! The celebrations, the New Year, the enjoyment of time with family and friends.
As the years roll by so have many of the traditions of Christmas. In my family traditions would include a real Christmas tree adorned with silvery tinsel. Mom's mincemeat tarts, shortbread cookies, Christmas pudding drenched in warm rum sauce with a wax-paper wrapped quarter tucked inside. Gifts with glittery paper and neatly tied bows under the tree. Blinking lights of green, red, and gold. Singing carols, mistletoe, poinsettias, and Christmas cards from friends and family near and far. Small bowls of peppermint candy.
The years drift by and traditions transition from one year to the next, from one generation to the next. Yet the core of the customs, stories, songs, beliefs, food, and rituals remain the same. As we maintain and transmit traditions we are teaching the importance of values in our culture, in society. Tradition is the the passing on of important lessons, fond memories, nostalgia and customs of those who are now gone.
Traditions are good thing.
So... in the name of tradition, this is my sentiment to you...
Merry Christmas! May you be blessed this holiday season and all year through!
Will the App soon be ancient history?Artificial Intelligence will answer that question. AI will not only fulfil our needs - it will anticipate them. until then I remember...
GestetnerMachines - A great photo-copier. You could obtain multi-copies of a document and tone your shoulders at the same time! Telegraph - The only way to arrange the date and time for a long distance call. Yup. Once upon another time it was so super-expensive to talk on the phone people had to plan the call in advance. Dial telephones That good-old-dial phone had a lot of benefits. For one, the dial's rotation gave us time to think before we said or sent something we might later regret. Busy Signals The beep-beep may have been annoying if you were the one trying to get through but taking the phone off the hook meant you could stop people from getting through. It was absolutely the best way to take get work done! Inter-office memos Four pages - white, pink, yellow and green. Every page had a different meaning and everyone knew what the meaning was. There were no multiple messages. No never-ending streams of emails on the same subject. White/pink = Message Sent. Yellow/green = Reply Received. Job done. Issue resolved. Liquid Paper A dab of liquid paper took a full minute to dry. In that minute you took a break. Doodled. Thought. Reflected. Ahhh - the memory... Typewriters And people complain of carpal tunnel... pshaw! Try pounding out a full page letter on a standard Underwood! It's not for ninnies! Facsimile Not that long ago a fax was the way to send and receive - it seems like a dinosaur by today's standards.