thinblueline74

Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
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Federal Officer / Agent
Status:
Actively Serving (has access to L.E. restricted areas)

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago


    HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. JOHN

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas day.

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    Eilene

    over 4 years ago

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    The Christmas Pickle
    By B. Frnacis Morlan

    It is a quaint tradition that nobody wants to claim. And its story would not be the first tradition of Christmas born of a total fabrication. It is the little-known tradition of the Christmas pickle.
    The Christmas pickle is not really a pickle at all. It is a pickle-shaped ornament that is the last one hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the Christmas pickle gets an extra gift from Saint Nicholas. Or so the so-called legend goes.
    There are two other versions of the origins of the Christmas pickle. One is a family story of a Bavarian-born ancestor who fought in the American Civil War. A prisoner in poor health and starving, he begged a guard for just one pickle before he died. The guard took pity on him and found a pickle for him. The pickle by the grace of God gave him the mental and physical strength to live on.
    The other, perpetuated in Berrien Springs, MI, is a medieval tale of two Spanish boys traveling home from boarding school for the holidays. When they stopped at an inn for the night, the innkeeper, a mean and evil man, stuffed the boys into a pickle barrel. That evening, St. Nicholas stopped at the same inn, became aware of the boys' plight, tapped the pickle barrel with his staff, and the boys were magically freed.
    Berrien Springs calls itself the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World. They celebrate with an annual Christmas Pickle Festival held during the early part of December. A parade, led by the Grand Dillmeister who passes out fresh pickles along the parade route, is the featured event. You may even purchase the German glass pickle ornaments at the town’s museum.
    Rumor and speculation place the origin of this tradition in Germany. However few in modern-day Germany recognize or have even heard of the Christmas pickle. Some in West Germany blame generations of East Germans who may have had nothing more than pickles to decorate their Christmas trees with after World War II. But even families and historians in East Germany shrug at the mention of the Christmas pickle tradition.
    Regardless of where it came from, the Christmas tradition survives. Ornament manufacturers continue to make the specialty decoration and enjoy perpetuating the myth of its legendary origins -- false though they may be.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Take care and have a good week.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Thanks for the invie! Stay safe!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Wishing you and yours a happy holiday.Happy Thanksgiving Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook

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    Barb1976

    over 4 years ago

    just stopping by to say hello. hope you're doing well and you're having a great Sunday. Take care and stay safe.

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    Hey! Have a pleasant week and take care out there. mountains and water Nature

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

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    JessLnC89

    almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the add. Stay safe and have a good week.

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    Hope your week is going well for you so far. We're doing alright here.Take care.wolf Animal

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    Good evening,Scott.Thanks for your friendship,It's much appreciated.Take care,stay safe and have a great week.

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    BeachAngel

    almost 5 years ago

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    JJ1

    almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the add, stay safe

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    dolphinblue

    almost 5 years ago

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