If its Tuesday it must be “This, That and The Other” day”! I hope you enjoy this week’s edition. As always, thanks for reading, I appreciate it.
Thought for the day:
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching. ” Unknown author.
Trivia – Christmas:
1. Where did the Christmas tree originate?
2. Where are most Christmas trees grown?
3. What do most Europeans use for Christmas tree light?
4. In what century was the Christmas tree first used?
5. What were the first artificial Christmas trees made from?
And the Survey Says:
I asked several AC writers: If you were granted one wish for this Christmas season, what would that wish be?
Here are their unedited answers.
Well, I suppose I should say “Peace on Earth,” but that’ll never happen. So I guess I’d wish for my own little “peace on earth, and pray that my scattered and shattered family could pull back together again.
There is so much to wish for this year: an end to war and return of troops, jobs for everyone who needs them, a boost in the economy, a better environment, and an end to poverty. But narrowing it all down, I guess what I wish most for is good will to all, more consideration of our fellow human beings. It’s something as small as manners and as large as reaching out a hand when you can. I think that captures the spirit of the season for me as well. Merry Christmas!
Answer: An immediate, irrevocable and total halt, reversal and absolute eradication of fatal childhood illnesses. No more SIDS, childhood cancer, birth defects incompatible with life, and so forth … ever.
My one Christmas wish would be for my grandmother who suffers from dementia to be her old self and enjoy the Holidays. My fondest Christmas memories were made at her house and she so enjoyed having lots of family around her. She has good days and bad, I just hope Christmas is a good one this year.
Because there are so many homeless and unemployed people right now, my wish is that those who are doing well, choose a family-in-need and make their Christmas a little brighter, but helping out with their bills, food, or whatever would make their Christmas brighter.
My wish would be that during the Christmas season and beyond, family, friends and even complete strangers would be able to understand the difference between what people say and what they really mean. Trying to hide broken hearts and crushed dreams is exhausting – especially during the holidays.
My wish is that all the above wishes could be granted.
Thank you all for participating! Check back next week to find out what question I asked and who responded! If you would like to answer the next question send me a PM!
2. Tree farms
4. 16th century
5. Goose feathers
More This, That and The Other next Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
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