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The world's largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. The Frenchgave it to the US in 1886, tt weights 225 tons. It can take up to 15 years to grOw an average-sized bee of 6.Tfeet or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is'7. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' was released in 1942 and is considered to be the best-selling Christmas song of all time. New Year's Eve At The Museum Mt. Pulaski Township His- ing On the square. Jennifer torical Museum will open at 6 Wernsing will once again sing New Year's Eve, in conjunc- for us at 8 pm History" Detec- tion with the :town celebra- tive for children 6 - 12 years don. Closing will be by 10 so. old from 6 pm until 9pm. all can take pa[t inthe gather- Della Marie (7-mos.) is the daughter of Eric & Darci Welch of S .pringfield. Grandparents are Becky Welch of Mt. Pulaski and Russ & Bonnie Welch and Gary & Angie Simmons - all of Spring-' field. Great-Grandparents are Keith & Winona Welch and Mildred &'George Cartiduff- all of Springfield, Mrs. Wilda Lunt of Rochester, and ffae late Tom & Dorothy Gupton (Mt. Pulaski). Madison was born Oct 7 at 2:44 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Proud parents are Jennifer & Matth .eye Stoll. The Last Farm Boy By Paul Beaver The Family of Sandie Wilham wish to thank the hundreds of Mt. Pulaskians (if that's a word) for making her 60th Birthday and Party a resounding success and a long lasting memory with your cards and gifts. She shared her good fortune by giving her birthday cake to Vonderlieth and some money 18 to ihe salvation.Army . "Because Poor People Need Help This Time of Year". Kyleigh (14) and Chase (11) are the'children of Robin &.Julie Venn 6f Columbia, MO. Grandparents are Bill Venn of Chicago Heights and Glenn & DorothyMason of Mt. Pulaski. A-traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig'prepared with mpstard. Franklin Pierce was the first United States' president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree. In an effort to solicit cash to pay for a charity Christmas dinner in 1891, p large crabpot was set down on a San Francisco street, becoming the first Salvation Army collection kettle. When Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Trea. sure Island, died on December 4, 1894, he willed hi~ November 13 birthdayto a friend who disliked her own Christmas birthday. In Greek, X means Christ; that is where the word "Xmas" comes from., Mt. Pulaski Times 20=1 A 'from-the-heart" book, WWI and WWII. A faust written by Historian Emeri-" read for those of us from small ms Paut Beaver of Lincoln mid-west towns ----especially CollCgg, is a positive story of his childhood on through his grade & high school years, recounting his family:farm life, 4-H & FFA fair days, school sports, academics and ,social life -- including his radio and music likes on up to the early days of "rock and roll". It also has sevet~ vivid recollections of family and neighbors who "fought in farm boys who were born in the 1930's and early 1940's, for it tracc a pical town boy-to-young man's life through the 1940's on into the 1950's in Middletown & Lincoln Some Mt. Pulaski people, places .and events are recol- lected, too. On sale at Saddies Secret Place, Mt. Pulaski Dec. 17, 2011