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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Decumber 24, 1971 THE IETHEPIDGE HERALD S ezvous g-ago Santa arrives by boat Jiy PATRICIA HEHNANDEZ AMILTON, Your feet tap to the rhyUim of the exotic Gombcy drums and you're feeling the warm afterglow of a creamy egg nog. The Christmas spirit is in the and Bermuda's '-Rendezvous Time" is under way. These are the winter months of pleasant 70-degrec tempera- tures, sunlight: reflecting off stnrllingly while roof! ops and brilliant scarlet leaves of poin- settia trees nodding in prevail- ing winds. During this De- cember through the always-hospitable colony of- fers a complimentary Rendez- vous Time program as a special welcome to visitors. His Worship the Mayor of St. first capi- welcomes you to tour his 17th-century town ev- ery Monday during Rendezvous Time and complimentary trans- portation is provided to historic Fort St. Catherine with its un- derground passages and unus- ual exhibits. On Tuesdays, visitors f.re cor- dially invited by His Worship the Mayor of Hamilton and the Bermuda Chamber of Com- merce to "have a spot of tea" in Hamilton City Hall while they enjoy a faslu'on show and trade exhibition. (Those with an allergy to tea may savor a complimentary pint of British beer at the "Pickled a pub set up in City Hall for the occasion.) Shopping at this time of year is a pleasant and leisurely af- Hamilton's modern stores offer a variety of high-quality imports at reasonable prices. Special bargains include French perfumes, woollens and bone china from Britain and the r DEVONSHIRE PARISH, BERMUDA Palms and poinseltias frame this picturesque Gothic church as seen through a scalloped a rch. Christmas comes during "Rendezvous Time" (Dec. 6-Mar. 17) in this tiny British colony, and churches such as this one St. Marke's, in Devonshire celebrate the traditional services on Christmas Eve and Christ- mas day, casv and a delight. One may i ural than Santa Claus arriving hours of pleasure sailing. To choose auxiliary bikes, pink and at the island colony by boat a while buses (sometimes driven few days before Christmas? by lady drivers) fern' j The spotigM is on Santa, as he or weather permitting, even a ties up on Hamilton's Front "taxi-with-a-fringc-on-lop.1' Street: he's the central figure Any of these methods is suit- in a fairyland created by colpr- able for visiting the little vil- lage of Somerset. On the way. the energetic may climb to the top of Clibb's Hill Lighthouse, while the mechanically minded may study the workings of the world's smallest drawbridge world's finest liqueurs. Historic Hamilton city, with worm'S smallest orawnncige its brightly colored buildings j complete with marine traffic and decorative "classical" gab- les, is an ideal place for stroll- and special walking- tour map is available at the Visitors' Sen-ice Bureau on Front Street. The Sessions House, where Parliament meets and where the Supreme Court is often in session, is usually open during Rendezvous Time to visitors who wish to view British-style parliamentary and anirl pro- ceedings. A short horse-and-huggy ride along Happy Valley Road lakes you to picturesque Fort Hamil- ton, where at noon on Wednes- days, kilted pipers and drum- mers capture the Highland spir- it as they perform a skirling ceremony. Travelling about Bci-mudi On Thursdays, visitors to Fort Scaur, which has a breath- taking view, have a chance to win the weekly Rendezvous Time Treasure Hunt. Guided tours ful Christmas lights reflecting off the waters along the shores. Most of Bermuda's picture- Eve services. The Bermuda Cathedra beautiful Hamil- ton celebrates a Midnight Sung Eucharist with candlelight pro- cession. ecalled tlirough the fragrant Botanical Gardens on Fridays, starting at 10 a.m. The tours begin and end at the Peppercorn Tavern located in the gardens. Next door to the gardens is "Cam- a stately old Bermuda home which has been convert- ed into a museum. Here one may sec a particularly fine his- torical exhibition of Bermuda from 1609 to the present. There is no snow in Bermuda I but plenty of Ii5-degrce water, i? j so what could be more nai- rtight the rhythm of the calyi so bands will help you welcome the new year. Golfers are in full swing all during Rendezvous Time, and Bermuda offers nine challeng- ing courses. For players and spectators alike, there are several tourna- ments. The fifth annual Castle Harbor World International Mixed Golf Championship is scheduled Jan. 15-23 and the 43rd annual Bermuda Invita- tion Amateur Golf Champion- While some Bennudians en- for Men will be played at Belmonl Feb. 15-19. Many other outdoor activities also arc popular during the sea- son. There are open tennis tour- naments, Bermuda Fitted Ding- iiy races usually every sec- ond Sunday and Sunday- afternoon soccer, rugby and field hockey matches. In January, the Bermuda So- ciety of Arts sponsors an ex- hibition of paintings, sculpture and graphics, while registered bridge enthusiasts may com- pete in the Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament, Jan. 22-29. Rendezvous Time ends the start of the biggest get- together of all. the beginning joy a round of high-spirited par- ties on Christmas Eve. visitors may prefer to spend the eve- ning around a cosy yule log fire are conducted aromatic Bermuda cedar logs, sipping a hot rum punch while listening to the carollers as they move from place to place. 'Most enjoyable, is to sound of carollers echoing Noel over the serene waters of Ham- ilton Harbor as they cruise near some of the hotels. Children's parties, cham- pagne parties, treasure hunts and many other activities start off the Christmas Day in most of the colony's hotels. Christ- mas dinner is, of course, a fcs- oecasion. There is usu- Christmas Jolly good wishes for o hoppy holiday are coming your way from Santa. Merry Christmas'. Ted Wilkins and Bi OIC 1K1L- _____.- ally roast turkey, ham and cas- sava pie (a succulenl dish made of cassava root, veal and-or pork, chicken, eggs, milk, but- ter and s w e'e t notatoes or yams) with a traditional Eng- lish plum pudding for dessert. The British "Boxing Day" holiday traditionally the day after Christmas will be ccle- Willelts Mayor Magrath Gulf Service I6th Avc. and Mayor Magralh Dri of the College Weeks. During this time, up to 12.000 college students from North America visit the colony and begin a hectic round of bench parties, dances, cruises and other en- tertainments. Bermuda's neat and colorful gardens herald the coining of spring and the closing nf "Ren- liv C.VniEIUXK HHAKE REMEMBER w h i c h Christinas it was for 1 was seven and Rog- er two. We had just moved info a new house and we children were ruly tnrillcd for we had elec- tic lights one bulb hanging rom a yellow electric cord in ?ach room I Upstairs was a truly bathroom. Though eeming irrelevant, these ex- penditures had a bearing on our ;ifts from Santa Claus. But not i doubt entered our heads! even-year-olds believed what heir parents told them. The only news media, a weekly pa- )er, strove valiantly to nuture Jie old belief in Christmas. A 'huge" Christmas tree stood in he "sitting" room, tf wonder row tall the tree was We had with the decorating red and green twisted ;nearners, slrings of popcorn; small clips each holding a tiny candle, and clear at the top a glittering paper angel! Our parents were accustomed to attending a church sen'ice at five o'clock Christmas morn- ing. I heard the door close as they left and was instantly up and roused my brother and sis- ter. It didn't take much whis- pering to waken the baby and Christmas hail begun! We trooped down stairs, I carrying baby Roger, frarful lest I trip on 'the trailing blanket. The house was instantly alight and the kitchen was warm. Instead of a fireplace the range had a nickel-plated rod across the front and there hung our four bulging stockings three black and for the baby a red one. I stowed him in the high chair i with the blanket in mumps about him. We quickly emptied the stockings and began on the candy. In those far off days, five cents bought a fair sized sack of candy and our stock- ngs stuffed full was a real feast. Each stocking held an orange and some nuts at the ,oe, but oranges were messy to peel and nuts too hard to crack so we just gorged on candy being careful to give Roger his share. Soon he was a mighty sticky baby. Our presents were stacked on the kitchen table (wrapping children's gifts came many years I gave out the gifts as I saw fit! First I al- lotted to myself the set. of tin dishes and gave Helen the small iron stove with its tiny lids and lid lifter. 11 never did like go cook.) Of course the knitting box with a spool and some wool also went to Sis (I never could learn to make a mitten string and she so I took the game of tiddley- winks and the book "Black Dividing the boys' things was not difficult for the THE LOOK OF CHRISTMAS, German style, features a sitlmvalk-ovorflmviiis rrimtl on KaufinKcrstrasse, Munich's main shopping street, brilliantly lighted ti.v lanterns newly Installed for the season. wagon was too small for me like a long day. That evening I and the "balky mule" was only asked Mother why it said "made in Germany" on the tin dishes and she saici Santa Claus had he.lpe.rs in Germany, That satisfied me for at least three for boys. The monkey on a string "had to be put up some place so Raymond could have that. Roger's sole interest was the candy so he got nothing. We then troopsd into the sitting room and admired the tree. I wasn't bereft of all caution for I did not try to light the can- dles. About that time the folks came borne! I do not remem more years. But wbv am I telling this came nomc: i uo not remem- her being scolded nor frowned to1 upon though I'm certain my poor Mother could cheerfully have sent me to bed for the remainder of the day. My gifts and Helen's were promptly exchanged (so I could learn to knit and she to set the We missed find- ing the small table and chairs Dad had made and stowed in the hail closet. We refused breakfast for very good rea- sons; the baby was sick before dinner and somehow it seemed story after sixty-three years? So you young Mothers of today won't despair and think your children arc the worst ever known. We grew up. Sis knitted _ jr many years did. Roger hat and I never _ _. a squeamish stomach for several years, but weather Christmas candy was' the cause I do not know. Ray- mond came to Alberta and learned that mules were fre- quently balky. As for me. I think I retained my position as boss of the others until they got big enough to assert them- selves and put me in my place. "Merry Christmas" to today's Mothers from a little girl from out "the long ago." Youngsters help other youngsters .ONTUEAL (CP) Three youngsters fro m suburban St. Laurent who "thought of the children who don't have anything" at Christmas, formed a group this year lo collect toys and provide entertainment 1 for needy children. Toys for Tots began by can- vassing "friends and little chil- dren who wanted to give toys." Steve MacLeod, Sydney Dal- las and Mauri Haukkavaara, all 12, organized a series of vaudeville skits, contests and games and a visit from Santa Claus for some 250 members of an east end boys' and girls' club. Toys for Tots was bora dur- ing Halloween trick or-treat- ing "because we saw some of the people weren't as dressed up as the others and didn't, have very many things." The three enlisted the help of eight friends and vaudeville en- tertainer Rosemary Tanner. They began telephoning compa- nies to ask for donations of toys bet had little success. The businessmen "flkln'l take the kids Mrs. Tan- ner said. "They didn't take the time to listen U> what they had to say." She stepped in. hoping that an adult would rate a hearing, and within four days, two firms had donated 150 children's books and 50 small plastic toys, The show, presented Dec. 20, was a 90 minute production called Children's World A Ton of Fun. Its opening num- ber was a song the youngster.' wrote themselves, asking peo pie to "show children yoi really care." The show's performers arc as old as 17 and as young as Good tidings 10 you this holiday season... hope it's filled with happiness abounding, from I fie Man age men! and Slaff a! cethbridge Locker and Seafoods Ltd 1023 3rd Avo. Soulh Phone: 377-7171 brated on Dec. 27 this year be- cause Dec. 20 falls on a Sun- day. Bennudians and some hardy visitors will be greeting the day with an impromptu soc- cer game. (Later in the day the professionals show how it is really done.) Then it is back home to a tasty Bermuda brunch of codfish cakes, fried bananas and potatoes. There is no staying indoors j today, for the morning is crisp and clear and just right for! photographing the artistic and j bizarrcly costumed Gombcy dancers as they parade through the streets. New Year's Eve, and the blue waters look inviting. It's warm enough (or a quick dip or a few dezvous Time" until winter comes again. Manager, Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Sof-Spray Car Wash 108 North Mayor Magrolh Dr. Phone and sincere greetings to you and your loved ones for the bright holiday season. Management and Stoff at Owen Distributing Ltd. 1216 1st South Phone 328-4485 "We wisli you a Merry Christmas." The carolers' refrain expresses one thoughts. A-l TAXI Tncy J. CORNER 7th M. nnd 5lh Avr. 5. Jlo old friends and now go our wishes for a wonderful Christmas season. From the Management and Staff of MARKER'S MAIN SERVICE CENTRE LTD. 3rd AVtNUE AND 9lh STREET SOUTH PHONE 357-6698 GREETINGS you celebrate the Christmas season joyfully with all your loved ones. MR. PHIL ROSS AIXERIA HOME INSULATION CO. lAIRVIfW SUBDIVISION PHONt 327-6386 iMlonf: 327-7805 2328 2A Ave. N. the Star that guided the Wise Men blaze a path of enrichment for you, nnd Sloff at Lethbridgo Diesel Ltd. this glorious season icllcrf the spirit of love in every heart and home. 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