Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cock Crows

The count down is on for Christmas


In medieval times, the Yule log , which is compared to the wheel of the year, was burned for 12 days of Christmas by the druids, and they left a piece to begin with next year.
The log would have written on it all their unwanted things like behavior,habits, looks, life style etc...which are then burnt away.

The food consisted of Peacock wassails (a special drink for better health) mince pies with cinnamon cloves and nutmeg, spices believed given to the Christ child, goose turkey and humble pie made of heart liver and brain of a deer, and Christmas pudding.

They used oak evergreen as Christmas trees to symbolize everlasting life.
Ash represented good luck.
Ivy mistle toe and holly were also used at that time.

For entertainment there were songs carols games dramas so every year made new memories.

Australia celebrates Christmas, on the beach and Santa takes a break there to roll up his pant legs, take his boots off to feel the hot sand and the salty water between his toes.

I always wondered how he made it on time to deliver all the presents to kids but now that I am older I think it is because he does have help with the time difference, and some places celebrating Christmas while others don't.

But usually no matter who celebrates or not, Christmas is a day of magic. It's a day of good will for the whole world.
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bah humbug

A mathematician gives a talk intended for a general audience. The talk is announced in the local newspaper, but he expects few people to show up because nobody who is not a mathematician will be able to make any sense of the title: Convex sets and inequalities.
To his surprise, the auditorium is crammed when his talk begins. After he has finished, someone in the audience raises his hand.
"But you said nothing about the actual topic of your talk!"
"What topic to you mean?"
"Well, the one that was announced in the paper: Convicts, sex, and inequality."

Have a great day!

9 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Ha ha, nice joke! I love math humor. :)

George said...

As a former math professor I really enjoyed your last story. I also enjoyed your description of different Christmas customs. I must admit I've never seen a Santa at the beach.

Sandy Carlson said...

You have me smiling. Thank you.

A Lady's Life said...

thanks lydia

A Lady's Life said...

george - gee you must have had a lot of fun teaching math lol

A Lady's Life said...

sandy welcome

Diane said...

Wonderful facts. And great joke. Love it!

A Lady's Life said...

thanks diane

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hiya .. loved the facts and story .. but the maths joke is fun .. and good for a retelling or two .. cheers Hilary