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16 December 2017
Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!
Saturday 9: Silent Night (1957)
1) How well do you know "Silent Night?" Without looking up the lyrics, could you sing along with Elvis?
I sang in Catholic School and church choirs for many, many years, and have been caroling and gone to sing-alongs. I am VERY familiar with this song!
2) The Christmas with Elvis album hit the stores in October 1957. Were you already preparing for Christmas back in October?
At the rate
I'm going, I'll be lucky to be preparing on Christmas eve.
My preference is a
nice-smelling real tree, but with no kids at home, and the whole
David-Paul thing, I kind of lost my enthusiasm for doing anything
for Christmas in the late 1990s. The grandkids may be here,
though (Santa Barbara fires permitting) so I bought an artificial 4'
tall tree. It's still in the box, tho.
5) Have you ever peeked, looking for a Christmas gift you know is hidden for you somewhere in the house?
When I was a kid, yes.
Now I prefer to be surprised.
gingerbread. I hate candy canes.
7) Is anyone receiving a home made or do-it-yourself gift from you this year?
Not really, but kinda sorta and that's all I'll say until after people have opened their gifts.
8) Do you wrap holiday gifts in paper, or do you take the gift bag route?
It depends. I guess paper.
YEARS ago I bought a huge roll of double-sided wrapping paper and I am
still using it. I think I've been using it for 10 or more
years...and it still is full! I'm sick of that paper. I need
to buy bgger gifts.
If you want to help kids, Compassion International has one of the highest ratings for donation-to-kid use. I sponsor several children there, but you can do a one-time donation and they have a cool gift catalog that I like too.
If you want to help animals, I love the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. They rescue orphaned elephants and raise them until they are able to be returned to the wild. You can adopt an elephant, or just make a donation.
is also a wonderful place to make your donation go on and on and one.
Make a one-time donation to help someone and when the loan is repaid,
you can either take the money back or re-loan it to someone else.
I learned about this charity through Al Gore.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Some Compassion kids in Africa
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