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12-03-2007, 05:19 PM
This is kind of nice for this time of year, enjoy,

12-03-2007, 06:24 PM
I try'd it, ended up wait'n a few minutes for something to JUMP OUT at me and scare the bejesus outta' me :D
Like the squirrel did towards Clark ..

12-03-2007, 06:32 PM
Happy Holidays to the friends that share the love of the water and the joys of the summer as much as I do. May your hoildays be safe and full with good cheer. God Bless you all.

12-03-2007, 06:34 PM
I just wanted to be the first to wish all of you a happy 2008 holiday season!

12-03-2007, 06:35 PM
I try'd it, ended up wait'n a few minutes for something to JUMP OUT at me and scare the bejesus outta' me :D
Like the squirrel did towards Clark ..

That's what ya get for having to look over your shoulder all the time!:rolleyes:

12-10-2007, 09:40 AM

12-10-2007, 09:48 AM
I had fun with this last year http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_11.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYMNUS)


12-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Have a great holiday season everyone and watch yer eggnog intake.

I'll probably be catching the Grinch again. Here's the best audio clip:


12-10-2007, 10:05 AM
Have a good link in my signature to help remind you of how many days till Christmas!!!

12-12-2007, 05:53 PM
There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.

What in the world do leaping lords, French hens,
swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come

out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

Today, I found out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were

not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone
during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.
It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning
plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each
element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality
which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old testament and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching,
Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness,
Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...."

Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas, Everyone!

12-12-2007, 06:11 PM
Another Christmas card