Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christmas before Haloween

Saying for the Day- From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. Katharine Whitehorn

It used to be that Christmas displays showed up in stores around Thanksgiving. Then it moved slowly toward Halloween. It would seem that just after the fake pumpkins were removed the fake Christmas trees would be on display. It is on the move again.
Yesterday I was in Menards looking for some lumber and there was a whole section of fake Christmas trees and Christmas tree lights ( the lights weren’t fake). They were right next to the tulip bulbs , my wife wouldn’t let me purchase, which were being cleared out at half price. I haven’t even bought the candy for the trick or treaters yet. They were selling that at Menards too. You can buy two by fours, tiny chocolate bars, tulip bulbs, and Christmas lights all at the same place and at the same time of year.
I , of course, didn’t need to get a tree because I bought one last year in December when they cleared them out for the big Valentine’s Day display.
Isn’t life wonderful ?

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and change is in the air.– Well the Lightning Lady sang last night. She sang both songs. She has a pretty good voice for a wrestler. As she was singing one could feel a warm breeze blowing across the town square and by the time she finished the temperature was up to five above zero. People were so happy to feel the warm air they cried.
This morning the temperature in Pigeon Falls is up to thirty two degrees and it didn’t snow. The first pigeon has returned and the morning milk train reported seeing a couple of deer. Pigeon Falls may well be on its way back to normal. The expectation is that the temperature should reach that of the surrounding area by noon today. That means they will be at forty five of fifty degrees.
Eino says that the singing had nothing to do with the change. Whatever conditions had caused the strange weather ended and it was just a coincidence that she was singing at that time. It is not reasonable to think that a song as bad as that one could influence the weather.
Mrs. Trumble thanked the Lighting Lady whose real name is Doris Wilson . The entire incident made the national news as filler. This is good for Lightning Lady’s wrestling career. You can be sure that it will be exploited in future adds.
The odd thing is that Mrs. Trumble has a niece called Doris Wilson, her sister’s kid. But that, of course, is just a coincidence.
Petrovich says it proves that Alexis Grengicoff was a real prophet. His driblets really did foresee the future. He has gone back to working on his biography of Alexis Grengicoff . People are hopeful he will find no more driblets that apply to Pigeon Falls.
Today's Link-Uncle Funk's Corner- More than you could ever want to know about DNA.
Very good breathing day. I worked in the basement most of the day. I finished getting legs on two little tables. Betty and Pennie came and helped and we rearranged thew train table setup. It is coming closer to the vision. Most of the day Betty and Pennie worked at Pennie’s side cleaning. Pennie works tomorrow. We finished up with a game of canasta and I won again. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Doris Wilson can now team up with Tommy UK to find out who their real parents are.

Did Petrovich ever pay up?

6:03 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

I heard a news story recently that all the retail stores took huge losses in the last quarter and that's why they're pushing Christmas sales so early now. Makes me crazy. I'm still sewing Halloween costumes!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Historians have shown that the Census that Joseph and Mary were required to show up for was held during the weeks of Jewish festivities of Rosh Hoshanna and Yom Kipper in what we know as September.

Astronomers have determined Halleys Comet would had been brighter and visible around 1 BC to 1 AD.

Astrologically the sign of Virgo (Virgin, Isis, etc.) appears in the sky front and center in September. Which entered the age of Pieces around the time of Jesus' birth.

There's so much more I can say, but I'll keep it short. Perhaps the moving of Christmas sales - at a Walmart near you right after back to school sales end - is the direct result of Jesus getting tired of all these "belated" birthday greetings over the past 2000 years?

As well as bringing us back to the Old Testament and recognizing God's holidays - that are unchangeable.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

It's nuts, isn't it? My daughter's having a Halloween party and she needed some more invitiations. I stopped at the store this morning and couldn't find any. The Halloween stuff is on clearance sale to make room for the Christmas stuff. I've discovered the last few years that with the earlier start on Christmas, I'm actually sick of it by the time it gets here.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

It does seem to get earlier each year. Do all these companies really need the money? It is going to be a long season- commercialwise.

ps I rec'd my prize. Already put to use!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Eino is right. It's just Global Freezing but in one spot.

4:13 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

"Comments on my blog two days in a row from one who thinks he is God."

No, comments two days in a roll that thinks WE are God, in evolution. Yes, science has given us some nasty things, but also maybe good things, like the ability to help keep you alive.

I've addressed that before, that it is a shame that some scientists create some bad things, that they need to look at their souls.

And what you think is your omnipotent God hasn't stopped them from doing that, has he? That pretty much makes him worthless and unable to save this planet.

Oh well, he didn't create it anyway, take that up with Goddess, that your religion took away from us.

4:43 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

BTW... If you wasn't so thick headed and brainwashed by your Christian dogma you could more clearly see what I say.

Another BTW, Jesus and Mary had great sex all the time, but they failed to tell you that, didn't they? Those books are just so stupid.

If you had been born in Iraq you would be a Muslim preaching just another form of dogma bullshit. You are all crazy, and wrong. Hugs.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I think they push all the seasons....I dont have Halloween candy bought yet either, but I do have 1 Christmas present bought!!!! Yeaaaa for me...lol

11:23 PM  
Blogger Alastair said...

My first sight of Christmas stuff here in the UK was in Tesco's supermarket (one of the largest, if not the largest chains in the country) in September..

I have to work on a close schedule, I need to get harvest out of the way before I can think about Remembrance, then Remembrance out of the way before I get to Advent, then Advent, then Christmas, then Ephiphany, then Lent, then Easter, then Pentecost, then there's a nice long stretch of the summer to draw breath, bury, baptise and marry people, then back to Harvest etc etc etc...

1:58 AM  

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