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The Origin of 'Silent Night~Holy Night':
Silent Night Museum: Salzburg, Austria
We are back in the Salzburg of 1792. Near the river Salzach there is a street called the Steingasse where Anna Schoiber, Joseph Mohr's mother, lived at Nr.9. She shared her living quarters with her mother Maria, her two daughters (Joseph's half-sisters) and in the wintertime with her niece Theresia. These five people had to share a single room.There was no heating, and the landlord imposed strict rules for how often the tiny kitchen could be used. Anna would heat large stones in the kitchen hearth and carry them to an iron bowl in the living room to provide at least a little warmth. The rest of the story......

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A True New Mexico Christmas::
A cute Christmas Story, based on the tale:
"Twas The Night Before Christmas"

NEW: I saw a truck of Christmas trees......Beautiful Story.
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Talk About Dumb....
An escaped convict broke into a house and tied up a young couple who had been sleeping in the bedroom. As soon as he had a chance, the husband turned to his voluptuous young wife, bound up on the bed in a skimpy nightgown, and whispered, "Honey, this guy hasn't seen a woman in years. Just cooperate with anything he wants. If he wants to have sex with you, just go along with it and pretend you like it. Our lives depend on it." "Dear," the wife hissed, spitting out her gag, "I'm so relieved you feel that way, because he just told me he thinks you are really cute!"

-- The Mountain Man        


Ridin' the Rails: Spirit of Washington:
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This rail excursion will show you the beauty of Puget Sound country from the wide windows of your Spirit of Washington train. As you glide along the shores, you will see Mount Rainier to the south and the spectacular Seattle skyline to the west. During your trip, you'll be served a gourmet dinner.

Then you disembark for a stroll n the beauitful grounds of the Columbia Winery, one of Washington's finest. You'll be treated to complimentary wine tasting--a perfect way to top this enchanted evening. Then you'll reboard your train for the return trip to Renton. Reservation are Required.

Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

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Outdoor Adventure: Wilmar Ranch: St. Helen, Michigan
Experience the thrill.......
WilMar Ranch offers anyone and everyone the opportunity to see and photograph, or hunt large whitetail deer. We provide you with the opportunity to get close to nature. We have over 100 acres enclosed for your enjoyment. We have approximately 140 more acres that allows access to deer that travel between four local hunt clubs. Three of these clubs are surrounded by over 17000 acres of state land. Our fence borders state land in two areas equaling nearly 1/2 mile. This provides access to wild deer from state land or the other clubs surrounding us. DNR rules, regulations, seasons, and limits apply on this part of the property. Hunt the enclosed part of the property with the weapon of your choice, rifle, handgun, crossbow, you choose. Bring your favorite weapon! No limits, No season, No License Required. Introduce your youngster to hunting in a safe, enjoyable way. If you're looking for that safe hunting spot, or just the possibility to see many large bucks this season, give us a call. We can offer year round hunting opportunities. Non Michigan Residents: Save $120 by avoiding the non-resident license fee when you hunt on our enclosed property.
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Celebrating 51 years of skiing excellence, Pebble Creek is a vertical playground that attracts extreme skiers but also offers plenty of terrain variety for other skill levels. Located just south of the City of Pocatello, in the Caribou National Forest, Pebble Creek boasts virtually non-existent lift lines. The 50 member PSIA/AASI Member Ski & Snowboard School offers a wide range of group programs as well as private lessons.

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Survival Tip: For Disoriented Voting Adults!!
If you become disoriented, recognize that you have a problem. SIT DOWN and evaluate your circumstances as calmly as possible. Panic is your greatest enemy. Take an inventory of what you have with you(bingo cards, bingo markers, picture of Jesse Jackson), and mentally retrace your steps(sorry, you're probably already lost). You will probably realize your situation is not as critical as it seemed at first.(but I doubt it!!) Folks, we'll have some serious outdoor survival tips as soon as I'm through having fun with the SIMPLE MINDED, WITLESS WONDERS, who can't figure out a simple ballot!!
Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!
Buy Today...Great Reading!! Rocky Mountain Christmas: Yuletide Stories of the West
by John H. Monnett
By evening everyone present agreed that the Christmas festivities were "the greatest known to that date" in the entire Taos region and Kit Carson was "chief over it all." For the first time in recent memory, different races and Indian tribes had "ate, drank and smoked together." The last toast of the evening was one pledging "fraternal peace" among the races in the Taos Valley. (From the book) Even under the most extreme conditions our pioneer ancestors kept the festive holiday spirit alive in their hearts and frontier homes. From Lewis and Clark's first Christmas in the Rockies to the generous gift that changed a widow's and her children's lives, this book shares celebrations of the Yuletide season.

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The.Great Western Trail (GWT) is actually much more than a trail, but rather a corridor of trails and passageways designed to serve the many types of trail interests and users. Using whatever was available, travelers in the Old West made their way by foot or horseback, or by using a variety of vehicles including wagons and water craft as they moved between communities, over mountain passes, down rivers, and across valleys. And so it is today along the Great Western Trail as the magic and romance of the Old West unfolds once more to recreational enthusiasts from across the nation and many foreign countries. Opportunities exist for hikers, horseback riders, boaters, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile riders to traverse this scenic and culturally rich area of our nation in a variety of ways.

  • Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World.
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Bush’s Plan says “NO” to Washington, D.C. locking up public lands. Complete article.......


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From the editor:
New Seal:
Well, how appropriate!! A new seal for the Democratic Party. It just says it all, huh folks?! Ohhhh...Boooohooohooo....

It's Good Buy to Uncle AL the Welfare Pal :
Folks, I was raised in a Democratic household.....all I ever heard was, how the Democrats fight for the working man. Over the past 40 years here is what I have observed: Starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the Democrats have turned this Nation into a lazy, lowlife, welfare system. They have raped the working mans/womans paycheck, and given the money that he/she sweated for, to LAZY, ALCOHOLIC, DRUG ADDICTED LOW LIFES! There are those elderly and truely disabled, who do not get a sufficient amount to survive, because of these FREE GIVEAWAY PROGRAMS, that are encouraged and supported by and developed by the Democrats! When I see persons from their late teens, to up in their 50's, who are perfectly healthy and on welfare....IT'S REVOLTING! Generation after generation, born and bred on welfare, leeching off the sweat, blood and backs of the working man!! They blame society....I'm black...I'm brown.... I'm poor.....I don't have an education...we are underprivileged excuse after another!! You have a mind, given to you by your creator!! You have made the easy one....hell, it's easier to take that welfare check! The state and feds pay for your bastard babys....they take money from the Social Security system to pay your prescriptions and medical bills, while those on Social Security, have to pay for their own prescriptions and eat dog food!! YOU want to talk about oppressed!! Look at the JEWS, 2000 + years of slavery and no Country of their own!! Look at them now, God help anyone who tries to enslave them again!! And NO, you don't hear them whining!! GET SOME SELF RESPECTand QUIT BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR LACK OF CHARACTER AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF!!


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How to avoid swollen extremities during travel:
Sitting anywhere for long periods of time can make your feet and ankles swell and your legs cramp. When you're driving, be sure to take breaks at least every 90 minutes for stretching and walking around. If there's an empty seat next to you on a plane, train, or bus, put your feet up. Taking off your shoes may feel good, though if you're on an airplane your feet will probably swell during the flight. Keep your blood circulating by strolling the aisle and doing some simple stretches. If you're sitting or standing, stretch your leg, heel first, and gently flex your foot to stretch your calf muscles. When you're sitting, rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes.
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Vaccine Reactions -- What to Watch For:
If your child gets redness and swelling at the site of the injection, a mild rash, or a low-grade fever within a few days of having had a shot, she's probably having a mild reaction to the vaccine. This type of reaction is quite common with many vaccines and nothing to be alarmed about, but check with your doctor if you're concerned. More severe reactions are rare, but they can happen. Signs of a serious allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, dizziness, fainting, or an erratic heartbeat. This type of reaction will occur within a few minutes to a few hours of the shot if it's going to happen. Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms.
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Gourmet Foods

Serves 8.

  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork or boneless pork chops
  • 3 pounds applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple pie spice (mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg)
  • 6 small red potatoes, whole
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 2 cups white pearl onions, peeled and left whole
  • 2 firm tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
Remove any visible fat from pork; cut in large chunks. Combine applesauce and spice in a large, heavy pot or crockpot. Add meat. Cover tightly; cook on medium heat 10 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook at least 4 hours and as long as 10 hours.

One hour before serving, add potatoes, carrots, and onions. Fifteen minutes before serving, add apple slices. To serve, remove meat, vegetables, and apples to a large platter and pour 1 cup of sauce over all. Serve remaining sauce on the side.

Here's another goodie! Chocolate Cherry Bark:

  • 16 oz. white chocolate squares
  • 1 cup Maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped
Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave ( be careful not to scorch). Stir in Maraschino cherries, chocolate chips and nuts. Spread evenly onto waxed paper and allow to cool. break into pieces and serve.

So until next time, REMEMBER:  that either you control your attitude or it controls you....

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