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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta An unexpected discovery just the present for Jimmie By J. A. SPKNCER Times were lough. Everybody naid so. But Daddy said they could be tougher. Why down there ta Saskatchewan It was too dry U> raise any crops or feed any animals. Maybe here they didn't have any money and had made handkerchiefs for] Next marring, after Daddy Mamma and Daddy and Jim-1 had the house all warm not mie he was six and was just [so hasd v.ith a mild recovering from flu. She had tried hard to find something special but she had no money. She had spent all Christmas both children were to see what there was for Christmas. Jirnmifc was somewhat listless and pale but at least interested. Eve caring for the Olscn baby Itcally, beside the home- made while the Oliera went to see chimney, which was a box drap- thc doctor. Mrs. Olsen felt ed with a sheet, there wasn't much better by the time she returned home. But it was get- ting dark and Jennie slipped away while Mrs. Olsen was being put to bed. Besides, it was quite a long ride on her bike that she rode to school. Suddenly she saw something too much and .Jennie was going to be brave, but on the little make-believe fire with tissue paper flames, there was a real little tin kettle. It would actual- ly toil four cups of water. She squealed and in the fireplace to get it. move beside the road. She So Jennie really didn't stopped and got off the hike. see Jimmie looking puzzled at There was the muddiest, most the box that wriggled a bit. His miserable looking small puppy eyes began to show real inter- she had ever seen. Some per- j esfc. He heard some sort of son' too soft-hearted to do away j sound and that did U. He went with it, had abandoned it, and for the box. With a little help up uggled as a small sandwich in the lunch box she had taken with said so. The pup wasn't hungry because Daddy had (ed it while couldn't sell anything for enough to supplv their needs, but thev had enough to eat. her that morning, along with a the house warmed. But lie was Might as well eat it' couldn't loaf of bread for a present, and j full of bounce. Jimmie leaned eive it away hardly, said Daddy she fed the puppy that and put i over arxi got a soft- wet tongue once. If things kept on, some him in the box. right on his nose. A gnn spread fellow told him, there was Jimmie was m bed. Jennie from ear to ear. Ou, tne going to be a bunch of the fat-i took out the pup when she got; pup in both hands It imrnedi- test and nakedest farmers in I in the kitchen. Every crumb in 1 ately did its baby best to cnew historv the box had been licked up. And j the pajama sleeve off. Jimmie Jennie thought maybe that the bread and milk went_ down! laughed, Jennie laughed, Daddy lalurtloy, Dettmhtr 23, 197? THf ItTKBRIOOf KEPALO 5 Creche is adored all over world at Christmastime THE RUE DE RIVOLI In ParU sparJdes wilh Christmas lights and decorations, maiing gem-lite reflections on the 'The Perfect A purchase that returned to haunt the purchaser Of all the traditional activi- ties of Christmastime, TOOK is more enjoyed than the prepa-' ration of the little Christmas creche, the miniature lehem stable. Not only in North America this tradition honored but all over the civilized world, j From the Bethlehem "cave" o! i be Syrian youngsters to Ur? i eslicky in Czechoslovakia, to] Merita where the people are setting up their Posada, sll are sharing in a ceremony of rever- ence and love. In the creche are all the Na- tivity figures: the Holy Moth- er, Mary; Joseph; the Wise Men; the shepherds and their tlock the cattle, the don- keys, the sheep, the lambs ar.d all the creatures which inha- bited the stable area all gathered around the Baby in the manger. By ELSIE MORRIS I'.f: I'ui century. of v.'rxk-n figures by fam- ous Li Spartan, poiida means an or p'.ace, but it has come to mean more specifical- jy fe LT.-J of the Nativity story. most "of her clothing that watcl couldn't be seen. Nice about the food though, because they would have a fine- Christmas dinner tomorrow. But not much in the way of presents.' She was a big girl now. Christmas before last her mother had told her that really Santa was herself, ar.d it was up to her to help out. Actually it wasn't any surprise, she had been making things ever since Ebe could use a needle. Arid ii had been fun. But this year there was noth- Scots celebrate Hogmanay; It's a day of first-footing What's Hogmanay? It's the bringing gifts to his or her host Scottish name for New Year's -gifts of fooc1 or coal, b, h to- "You must be ex-1 after I saw him sneaking in claimed JLrn in disbelief. j parcel under the tree. On Christmas morning I rusb- ipen my present. There just as repulsive as ira looked over my sboul- ItLI iij.'. 1-. lake, and in my zeal to outrwl he Uj for y> my opponent I had bought an elaborate brass-colored clock: "V.'hat's Jim going to my friend Wilma asked curious- examined it si! "Anything he asked. "No. no, I said try- ing to conceal rny bewilder- "V.'ell if that's what you wast, rr.ent. Somehow it didn't look probaWv Not hut boxes in Throughout most of Europe p. earliest Christian times J lu -IULU the. custom of recreating the Nativity scene has spread. Of- ten the figures were delicately carved of mod, precious to the oWDers and handed down from generation to generation. A ten- der link of devotion. ..t. The first creche, according to earliest records, was made in __ 1223. la Italy presepe is the c.f'fe'MJri.'lt a pn> name for the creche. There cession throusn the streets led have been many wonderful jv, three dressed as presepi. In Rome there is one Me-> vi the East in in the Church of Ara Coeli con- colorful cijifomes, and riding Ti.e children in Puerto Rico s 'jr. I'r.e roo! Instead of inside, for put t'.tir gifts in. ,t aM beau- elebration as L'sv is 01 Jan'jary ;n riemor.- of the coining :n 's what you declared i the same. a puzzled. Jim in resignation. buy Wilma's "Nothing." I replied, the auc- "-'living he's i "I'.U_get_iUor you on one con-' said jim ..j thought S16.50 was dition, lhat you doa't hang it to, trj p..y [or a living room." i o[ M went back to i-as so delighted I leaned the antique shop and got this ing. Mothe'r had furnished a threshold of any house on that part of a flour sack and she I occasion is supposed to do so i and friendli- tion hall carrying the taining a Bambino to or holding the have been can-ed from an olive f0- thr. ILing in their tree from the Mount o! The presepe which is consid- ered the most famous Christian Crib in the world Ls also Ln 1 Rome, boosed in tie Basilica hands. Then numerous shepherds, and fl'Jta e wish to thank you for your patronage during the past year and express our wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy A'ew Year. MR. STEVE GREAVEC, Monoger LETHBRIDGE LIMB BRACE CO. 1205 3rd Ave. South Phone 327-8411 Good Luck weeks off since she was going i the auction. said in all sincerity. to be away for that length of; CnrisUnas Eve arrived. 1 I am now very busy making time. phoned V.'ilma to expect Jim afghans to sell by next Christ- Several v.'eeks ago when Jim sometime that day. Jim re- mas in order to raise CM.50 to and I took our infrequent shop- S turned from work and shortly i try and salve my conscience! ping trips together to buy the' children's Christmas presents we passed an antique shop and a brass clock caught my eye. "Jim." I said clutching his arm, "look at that charming clock. Wouldn't it look nice over a mantle? It has such a FRFENDr-Y A awaits the ungry and destitute at Salva- 'in Anrjy centres across the country. provide nourish- Saints Cosmas arid The scene covers an area of 45 x 21 feet and the manger scene, the palace o: Herod, and farmlands and ins nc-al; and Christmas festiv- villages in living, realistic pa no- itic; 10 thccsands of homeless rama that actuallv reflect the men. and ran races from door to! quaint antique look about n door Tr.eir hosts might or with all those cupids and roses might not be happv to welcome 1 trailing over .it." If tbe first footer j "That thin exclaraed were a woman, it meant bad i Jim. "It looks like a material- luck for the ve'ar. But it was i ization of someone's night, pood luck if "tbe first person j mare." across the threshold were a' I said nothing man, eapeeislly to have been bom feet foremast- still better if he happened to be dark rather than fair. lar words occur elsewhere, but origins are uncertain, at best. a vision envying friends ad- miring my antique. When I saw the dock again at the auc- _ tion house I knew I just had V.Tiv the word Hogmanay? i to have it. However, it has al- Tnaf's a mystery still si mi- ways been an unwritten axle in our household that we never purchase any piece of furni- ture or accessory until we have xamined it carefully both greed that it's just what we want. And now as I held the thing my hand I knew that I didn't want it either. Nert morning at breakfast I poke to Jiin. "Jim. do you remember that lock in the antique shop that we saw some time ago? Well 've been thinking about it and 've decided that I would ver much like to rave it for a present." JOYOUS NOEL., ff. BEST WISHES AT Cl0e're hoping the holiday brings you many joys shared with loved ones. It has been a pleasure to lerre YOU. A Sinctr3 "THANKS" to our many loyal patrons from Jerry Hisaoka and Staff at Alcan Service Station 1313 Mograth Drive Phone 327-2723 May your holiday be bright with the glow of Thanks to our many friends from the MANAGEMENT and STAFF of SPEEDY STORAGE CARTAGE LTD. 2345 5th Ave. 'A' Nort Phone 327-5734 1112 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE1 Mr. louit and Ed Dykilag and Staff of COLONIAL BAKERY AVE. S. PHONE 328-6923 Wishing you all the jayi cf she Good health, gocd good deer! From MR. GEORGE F, VAZAR1 and STAFF NATIONAL SALVAGE CO. LTD. 206 33rd St. N. Phone 328-1721 WE WILl BE CLOSED FROM DEC. 26th TO JANUARY 3rd, 1973 As you rejoice and sing His praise may the happiness His coming brought make Christmas glad for you. MAX CORENBLUM ond STAFF VIC AREUS ED BRYMERSKI ST. LOUIS FURNITURE %f 118 5th ST. S. i i S I PHONE 317-2210 fa H e'll take just minute [o wish YOU a and A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR The MANAC-E.v.Er- ALEXANDRA RESTAURANT Lethbridga 328 5th Street S. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY ond BOXING DAY RE-OPEN WED., DEC. 27th AS USUAL ;