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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2014, 10:47:13 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Jeff.  Reverend Sarah always reads this to us as well.  Merry Christmas.

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2014, 02:50:49 AM »
Great story Jeff Merry Christmas .
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2014, 08:47:52 AM »
Like Lynn, I haven't seen this thread before either.

Great story Jeff, thanks for posting.

Read throught it just now and there were words and names that brought a tear to this ole guys eye!

Merry Christmas to all.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2014, 05:11:50 PM »
I to never came a crossed this post    and thanks jeff for doing such a great job     MARRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERY ONE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from cox logging

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2014, 08:49:09 PM »
Wonderful thread Jeff, family has always been a central point in our lives, being of old Czech lineage we have been celebrating our elders for generations. My grandfather brought his family to this wonderful country in the midst of WWII and we were raised with an appreciation and pride for our heritage. I'm sure he was much like your father with character to aspire to. His greatest lessons to us were to be self reliant, try to be honorable, and that devotion to family was not negotiable.

I miss him, miss that I could always rely on his honesty, though sometimes as a youngster it took a bit (sometimes years) to understand his wisdom. No matter what it always came back to family.

From our family to all of yours, may the blessings that have been so richly bestowed upon ours be shared with yours. Merry Christmas All

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2014, 10:31:26 PM »
Jeff, thanks for putting "Christ" back in "Christmas". 

Me thinks your dad would be very proud.  What an awesome Christmas tradition to pass on.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and to all the good people on the Forestry Forum.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2014, 12:06:54 AM »
thanks jeff for that wonderful story. I read through all the comments and not one negative remark!!! that  means this is the forum where the good people hang out  8) 8)  smiley_clapping  :christmas: everyone
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2014, 05:08:12 PM »
Thanks for revisiting this Jeff.  Nice read.
Merry Chrismas everyone, Christ is born!

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2014, 05:16:34 PM »
Nice post Jeff

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
It has been a few years since bringing this up. Merry Christmas everyone.  :)
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2017, 01:38:50 PM »
Very nice, Jeff, and a fine tradition and heritage your dad gave you all👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2017, 01:39:51 PM »
Thank you for the story! Merry Christmas!
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2017, 02:30:57 PM »
I love that story. It's one I never get tired of. Thanks for bringing it up!
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL and a SAFE New Year...
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2017, 10:18:07 PM »
Very nice, timeless,  thanks Jeff.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2021, 01:45:25 PM »
    In 1944 as a young Army Air corpman listened to the wind whistling past the bullet holes in the B17 that now punctuated its right side, he remembered his promise of several days earlier. On a similar flight he had promised God that if returned safely to his young family, that he would follow any path in which the lord would lead, and for the next 50 years he did so without fail.

     Christmas was a special time for the corpman and his family, celebrating each one with his wife and 3 young daughters and then eventually at the age of 40 a son and another daughter.  One of the traditions the corpman had was to relate to his family what he called "God's version" of the Night before Christmas. Eventually the son would continue to share the story with his family and friends.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of David To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


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« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2021, 01:51:53 PM »
Now that's a Christmas present!!!!!
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2021, 02:26:33 PM »
Merry Christmas Stacey smiley_wavy, Jeremy, Jeff and Tammy. Have a safe and healthy time. :)
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2021, 02:41:28 PM »
Yes, the Best Christmas Prayers answered.  Thank You Jeff for the picture and to Stacy for the Smile.  :)
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