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Friday, 30 November 2018

The ABC's of Christmas - I

 The ABC's Of Christmas  

From Home To Home, And From Heart To Heart, From One Place to Another, The Warmth And Joy Of Christmas Brings Us Closer To Each Other. - Emily Matthews

Hello everyone and welcome to the letter I of the ABC's of Christmas.

We had a snow storm Wednesday overnight into Thursday and it knocked out our power for twenty-three hours. I kept thinking it would be warmer living in an igloo! We have never gone this long in the wintertime without heat and lights. How thankful we were when they were restored again early this morning!


Before I get into our letter for today, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of my Followers! Both my old and new blog buddies have made blogging so worth while and I just want to say Thank you for commenting and being the wonderful support that you are. It's simply lovely there are so many of you out there and some of you have been friends of mine for years. Now, on to the letter...

is for...
Icicles, ice skating, "It's A Wonderful Life," Immanuel.

Icicles can be both beautiful and harmful. This photo below is one example of how beautiful they can be.


However, I do recall a time when my little brother and I were playing outdoors in the wintertime and we were knocking icicles off the eves of the house. The icicles were huge! We were about six and eight years old at the time. One huge icicle fell off the house and went through my brother's lip which then required stitches. It gave us all quite a scare at the time and needless to say, we found other things to do outside after that.

Ice skating has always been a popular pastime here on the Island in the wintertime.  

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My father used to take my brother and me skating at the rink and on outdoor ponds when we were growing up. My hubby grew up playing hockey on outdoor ponds and has many a story to tell. Not only is it fun but it is wonderful exercise!



The 1945 movie, "It's A Wonderful Life," starring James Stewart and Donna Reed is a Christmas classic. It tells the story of George Bailey who is rescued by his guardian angel, Clarence, and shown what the world would look like if George had never existed. 
It is a movie which makes us all think about what we bring to the world and how we can make it better.


Immanuel is another name for our Saviour when He came to earth as a Babe in the stable. As most of you know, it means "God with us." 
Photo courtesy of The Nativity Story


Thank you for visiting today and please join me again tomorrow when I talk about the letter J.
Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

8 comments :

  1. Good morning, Sandi! I stopped by to catch up on H and I. I'll bet the icicle going through your brother's lip did give you all quite the scare. It's A Wonderful Life sure is a heartwarming story that I never grow tired of. Yes, Home Alone did have a very precocious child!! Enjoy your day, my friend!

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  2. I tapped a tune on a huge icicle a few years ago. It snapped off and went straight through the conservatory roof. I have never tapped a tune on an icicle since

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  3. Sandi, I have no personal experience with icicles, but I know they can be quite dangerous. Still, to my romantic mind, there is just something magical about them! I've never tried ice skating (or hockey, of course), but I wouldn't have won any prizes for my roller skating!

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  4. Oh, I have enjoyed your reminiscing. Oh my, our house and pump house and the barn had those huge icicles. We loved knocking them off and finding one to lick on like a popsicle. Ewww. That would have been scary when it went through your brother's lip... yes, I'm sure you found other pursuits after than scary business.

    And, I love It's A Wonderful Life. It turns out exactly as it ought to.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
    Brenda xox

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  5. Thank you for this lovely series of posts. They help one to have the Christmas spirit.

    Happy December ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Ouch to your brother's icicle injury! I read somewhere once that icicles would make the perfect weapon--you can stab someone with it and it'll just melt afterwards so there's no evidence left behind!

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    1. P.S. Sorry, I didn't mean to leave a dark comment on your Christmas series. Heh.

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    2. Don't worry about it. My brother can have a dark sense of humour anyway! LOL

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