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AvastMH

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Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 22, 2012, 06:56:11 am »
A colouring in card for the great day...have a happy thanksgiving over that side of the pond!




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Janet Jaguar

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 10:27:28 am »
A nice way to be reminded to count our blessings.  Happy Thanksgiving, OW, whether you have the day off or not. :)


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AvastMH

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 01:03:57 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 03:26:03 pm »
THE VERY FIRST KING-SIZED BED

THANK GOD FOR THAT BED AND THE
BABY WHO SLEPT THERE !!!
 
Happy Thanksgiving!!
 

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 06:00:29 pm »
That's a clever one Dean.  Hope you are having a good day.

Craig

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 06:40:12 pm »
I read today that Pope Benedict has written a new book in which he claims that there were no assess and oxen at the Nativity. Some Christmas carols will have to be modified.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 07:44:03 pm »
I read today that Pope Benedict has written a new book in which he claims that there were no assess and oxen at the Nativity. Some Christmas carols will have to be modified.

Nativity scenes have never been historical, they are a symbolic concatenation of history (several scenes over 3 months of life) and symbols.  Ox and ass are Hebrew symbols and representations of non-Jews also involved.

  • Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
  • The ox traditionally represents patience, the nation of Israel, and Old Testament sacrificial worship while the ass represents humility, readiness to serve, and the Gentiles.
  • The bull is the holiest animal in Egypt, and it is symbolic that it worships the Christ child.
  • After the asses carried the Israelites and their possessions from slavery in Egypt, Yahweh ordered that every first-born ass be redeemed with the sacrifice of a lamb instead, same as with their first-born sons. (Exod. 13:13).

The entire church year is a concatenation of the story of Jesus and the church into a story-book format, something that cannot be done without a whole lot of similar symbolic scenes.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 11:03:34 pm »
I read today that Pope Benedict has written a new book in which he claims that there were no assess and oxen at the Nativity. Some Christmas carols will have to be modified.
I can sing many verses of a large range of carols, and it's a looooong time since I needed a hymn sheet to do that. He may modify if he wishes..... switching from 'the cattle are lowing' to the 'camels are groaning' might just pass me by....

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 11:18:20 pm »
Imagine the fits of giggles :o

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 12:23:08 am »
I was going to say that I couldn't think of any carols that mention asses, but I found a few:

 http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/a_virgin_most_pure.htm

4. Then were they constrained in a stable to lye,
Where horses and asses6a they us'd for to tie;
Their lodging so simple they held it no scorn,
But against the next morning our Saviour was born. Refrain

6a. Or: Where oxen and asses ... Return

And there's this one http://www.lyricstime.com/christmas-carols-unto-us-a-boy-is-born-lyrics.html

Cradled in a stall was he
With sleepy cows and asses;
But the very beasts could see
That He all men surpasses.

In this case the pope's revision is well justified   ;D  Do you suspect they didn't teach us these songs at school because they knew quite well what we would do with them?





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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 01:45:44 am »
THANKSGIVING

I am thankful for many things -
the gifts my life still brings.
The love of my wonderful spouse,
and the home we have made -it is not just a house.
The first words my children spoke,
and each one's first silly joke.
The beauty of the world around me,
I still have so much to see.
People who are far and near -
are all really quite dear.
Yes, I am thankful for many things.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 02:23:21 am »
What I am grateful for...

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 08:08:26 am »
Kathy, Janet - wonderful sentiments. :-*