A Little Rudolph Trivia

Did you know Rudolph was the brainchild of a Montgomery Ward’s copywriter?

Follow the link to read the entire story.


Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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SoCS – Snuggle Time

Here’s hoping the weather has been kind to Linda and her family. Even during the threat of cold weather, she found time to give us our weekly prompt. Want to join in on SoCS? Head over to Linda’s blog to get the scoop on how to participate.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cozy.’” Use it any way you like. Have fun! 

We woke to a balmy 6° F (-14° C) this morning. We are bundled up on the couch drinking coffee like the old fogeys we are. Our family in Florida woke to 30° F (-1° C) so you can say the polar blast has made it to the east coast.

Last night we left all the faucets dripping so the pipes would not freeze. Reminds me of the days I lived in Alaska and Maine. In Alaska most places had head bolt heater plugins so cars would start in the morning. At least we have not reached that degree of cold. My friend who still lives there said they had 50” of new snow in the last two weeks. Snow is a good insulator, though.

Yesterday I washed all the afghans in preparation for Christmas day. It is going to be cold here and a house built on slab does you no favors when the weather is this cold. I can see everyone curled up on the chair of their choice, under a freshly laundered afghan. I have plenty of hot cocoa, coffee, and tea to keep us all warm inside. What a cozy Christmas we will have.

After coffee, I will have some breakfast and start preparing desserts and snacks. Blonde brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and blueberry cheesecake. Yesterday I made Chex mix. Tomorrow morning I will make a double batch of sausage balls. What is a cozy Christmas without snacks to munch on?

I still have a few gifts to wrap and then it will be time to settle in.

For whatever and however you celebrate, I send you wishes of peace, happiness, and love that endures the ages.