For years it was Ice carvings and some chefs would decorate their food with roses from radishes and potatoes and so on. But this stuff is beyond the simple rose or tulip. This is truly art. Before the internet I did not know this stuff.
On our new printer we have two suits of clothes made out of one dollar bills. Made while we watched by Robby Cook of Valdese. So our visit earned us two dollars each! Robbie married my first girl friend, she never knew she was my girl friend of course, she was Betty. Betty was a mountain girl and she was pretty. I think we were about the same age.
Folks make some amazing things folding paper money. I think it is the twenty dollar bill that when folded makes the twin towers with smoke pouring out; with 9/11 in the picture somehow. That stuff amazes me.
Now I love to watch a magician in person or on a live stage, but these guys on TV that make a 747 disappear don’t impress me in the least. You can do anything on TV, shucks Mickey Mouse talks and dances. And Donald Duck can talk. Popeye can knock Bluto over the moon on TV. So a magician on TV doesn’t impress me. I wouldn’t even watch.
But this is Christmas. I used to wish I could have been with my dad watching his flock by night when the angels appeared and sang “Silent Night”, okay they didn’t sing Silent Night, they sang “Peace on Earth Good will to men’. So what they sang was “It came upon a midnight clear”. Whatever, I would have been amazed at that!
So Merry Christmas and let’s be amazed that a child born over 2000 yrs ago, brought the story of LOVE to earth. He began an amazing life.
To quote Robert from over in Athens:
“Then life’s thorns began to bear ROSES!” Thanks, I loved that one Robert!
Thanks for coming this way!
Life is great, Life is fun and Christmas is the greatest time of the year!