Wednesday, December 23, 2020

K.A.C. 2020 - T - 2 ...


     Are you all ready for Jolabokaflod tomorrow night? What am I talking about? What are YOU talking about? Isn't it a family tradition in your house? Don't you do that EVERY Christmas Eve? Midnight Mass, you say? Well, sure, but what about BEFORE that? 

     Everyone has traditions of the season - Laura's family always let the kids open One Gift on Christmas Eve, usually a small one. That was unheard of in my house - it was all or nothing on Christmas morning and that was that! I'm rather partial to the 'Christmas Book Flood', although our house is already deluged in books; it's just a few more trying to tip the craft over once and for all.



     If you don't have time for a full book, how about a poem? is reporting today is a very special day: "(In 1823), a newspaper in Troy, New York, publishes an anonymous poem with the memorable opening line, "Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house…" Literature professor Clement Clarke Moore will later be identified as the author of the poem that will help define the modern Santa Claus."



     Covid Lockdown is getting to us all this holiday season, so folks are looking for ways to bring some joy to their enforced quarantining, including dressing up their toddlers as Elf On The Shelf and dangling them from chandeliers! Before you reach for that phone to call an intervention hotline, however, take a look at the article below - all is not always what it seems!


     Finally, you may have seen the story making the rounds about the Spam and Oreos 'burger' being sold by McDonalds in China - think that's the grossest thing the mega-huge, workwide fast food chain sells? Think again! For once I'll spare you the pictures ...


     And with that, we're almost at the end of the road. We'll wrap up the year tomorrow with our annual Christmas Ghost Story and any last-minute news items that strike our fancy - see you then !

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