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Origins of Christmas Traditions

What are your Christmas traditions? Are there certain things that you do during the holiday season? Have you ever wondered why? Here are some answers.

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Posted by Jimm - December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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5 Ways You May Be Killing Your Pet – And How To Prevent It!


PorthosEach year, an unknown amount of dogs and cats die or are seriously injured around the home from items we probably all have sitting around!  Almost all of these cases are accidental and some go unnoticed until it is too late.  Being a dog and cat owner, I often worry about what my animals are getting themselves into.  When my wife and I first brought our dog home, it was the first puppy either one of us had dealt with in nearly thirty years.  There was a lot of learning to do!  Since that time, we’ve had our share of emergency room visits and vet bills.  Hopefully this article will spare you the worry and despair of not letting your furry loved ones go through the same thing.  Please feel free to add to this post so that others may keep their animals safe. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Summer Solstice

This week, we experienced the Summer Solstice.  It takes place during the last 10 days of June each year and represents when the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting longer.  When I was growing up, the word “Solstice” wasn’t mentioned much, unless you were taking a science class or studying astronomy.  It was sometimes spoken in hushed tones because it had something to do with witchcraft or satanism.  Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  The summer solstice is a holiday that is celebrated throughout the northern hemisphere.  It is a time of feasts and parties.  Here are five things you might not have known about this holiday. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 22, 2010 at 7:15 am

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The Origins of Five Christmas Traditions

christmastraditionWe enjoy many traditions of the Christmas holiday. Each year, we participate in practices handed down from parent to child but we have absolutely no idea where they came from.  Below are five such holiday traditions and their tales of origin.  While, some of these are up for speculation, they are perfect to talk about during your own Christmas feast. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 4, 2009 at 3:19 am

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History of Christmas Trees in America

christmastreeEach year, Americans decorate their homes by bringing either a live or artificial pine tree into their living rooms and decorating it for the Christmas season.  The smell of the fir trees is now a common theme in most Christian American homes, but it was always not the case.  Where did this tradition get its start?  How did it become a part of our Christian holiday tradition?  Here are five interesting facts about this holiday tradition. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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