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THE GNOMES' GHOME..........16.Dec.2000
* A HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL *
* CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH *
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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::
- When you hear the toilet flush and the words "Uh-oh," it's already too late.......
A cute Christmas Story, based on the tale:
"Twas The Night Before Christmas"
NEW: I saw a truck of Christmas trees......Beautiful Story.
NEW: Off-Road Scramblin'
- How Many Roads Must A Man Travel Down Before He Admits He Is Lost?
We have a new section for off-road readers!! Got questions.....ask Cindy?!
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
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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'!
Outdoor Adventure: Wilmar Ranch: St. Helen, Michigan
- If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from?
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
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have approximately 140 more acres that
allows access to deer that travel between
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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
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Hunt the enclosed part of the property with the weapon of your choice,
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- Office conduct during Christmas Season!!!!!
Running aluminum foil through the paper shredder to make tinsel is discouraged....
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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!!
GREAT GIFT IDEA:
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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MOUNTAINGNOMES' OFF-ROAD SCRAMBLIN'
THE GREAT WESTERN TRAIL:
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.
Folks, for great Holiday Gifts at an even greater value, this is the place to stop and SHOP! CD's, DVD's, Books, Video's, Software Games......all this and more at Half.com!!
Bush’s Plan says “NO” to Washington, D.C. locking up public lands. Complete article.......
- Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World.
(And The Packers are livin' up to that reputation.)
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We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and
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- BEER: It's not just for breakfast anymore......
From the editor:
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 ......one excuse after another!! You have a mind,
given to you by your creator!! You have choices....you 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
NEWS IN REVIEW:
Check out BODY COUNT in our Oct. 08 issue for MORE.....GORE & CLINTON!!(sounds like a horror show...doesn't it?!)
Submit your Views~Comments~Short Article to:
- Hey Al....Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one!
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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.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!
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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CHILDREN'S BOOKS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT:
- Kathy Was So Bad Her Mom Stopped Loving Her.....
SLOW-COOKED APPLES AND PORK:
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.
- 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
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:
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.
- 16 oz. white chocolate squares
- 1 cup Maraschino cherries, drained
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup nuts, chopped
So until next time, REMEMBER: that either you control your attitude or it controls you....
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To Bob and the Davis Crew.....Keep Safe....Warm.....and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
- The nation's first kindergarten was established in
Watertown, Wisconsin in 1856. Its first students were local
~ Dedicated To The Memory of My Lovely Wife..Francie ~