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19 Remembering Florence's He was bom on Christmas Day, Luke 2:11. At 33 He was nailed on a cross between two Cornel" thieves. He died for all of our sins. He arose from the dead Easter Sunday and ascended into Heaven from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. May the life and the love and the pleasure of Jesus bless your home. (Christmas Issue 2000) On The Lighter Side "Here's a king," said a three-year old as II. he unwrapped a figurine from a nativity set. '~'ad here's a donkey." as he continued unpacking. Removing tissue from the statue of the infant Jesus, molded permanently in his manger, he explained, "Here's baby Jesus in His car seat." (Christmas Issue 2001) Food for Thought Luke 2:11Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born; He is Christ the Lord. Let's remember the real reason for this Christmas Season Merry Christmas He never had a family or owned a home. He never set foot in a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never wrote a book or held an office. He did none of these things that usually accompany greatness; yet he is the greatest man whoever lived. Christmas, and Keep Christ in Christmas. (Christmas Issue 2007) P.S. Remembering our mom (4/4/1915 - 12/11/2012) through Florence's Corner has left her family and newspaper readers a lifetime of memories she experienced throughout her life. She will always be remembered for her devotion to God, her sense of humor, her caring for others, and her love for her family. These attributes were highlighted in the over five hundred Florence's Comers that she wrote for the Mt. Pulaski Times. Thanks for all the memories. Missed by her family. In Britain, the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551, which has not yet been repealed, states that every citizen must attend a Christian church service on Christmas Day, and must not use any kind of vehicle to get to the service. In France, Christmas is called Noel. This is derived from the French phrase "les bonnes nouvelles," which means literally =the good news" and refers to the gospel. Ben, 12, Will, 14, and Nick, 8 - of Edwardsville - with Uncle Scott Schaffenacker. Dr. Dean and Susan Schueler of Edwardsville are parents of the boys. Paternal grandparents are Don and Dot Schueler of East Alton. Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Sue Schaff- enacker of Mount Pulaski. In1752, 11 days were dropped from the year when the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar was made. The December 25, date was effectively moved 11 days backwards. Some Christian church sects, called old calendarists, still celebrate Christ- mas on January 7 (previously December 25 of the Julian calendar). In the Ukraine, a traditional Christmas bread called "kolach" is placed in the center of the dining table. This bread is braided into a ring, and three such rings are placed one on top of the other, with a candle in the center of the top one. The three rings symbolize the Trinity. On Christmas Day, 1989, Eastern Europe was permitted to celebrate Christmas freely and openly for the first time in decades. Church masses were broadcast live for the first time in history. In the Thomas Nest cartoon that first depicted Santa Claus with a sleigh and reindeer, he was delivering Christmas gifts to soldiers fighting in the U.S. Civil War. The cartoon, entitled =Santa Claus in Camp," appeared in Harper's Weekly on January 3, 1863. Michael Edgar Hannegraf was born July 30, 2015, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the son of Brent and Angela Hannegraf of Ells- worth, WI. Grandparents are Jeffery and Linda Dirks of Mt. Pulaski, and Linda Hannegraf and the late Michael Hannegraf, Jr., of Ellsworth, WI. Colin Eugene, 8, and Caitlin Ann, 4, are the children of Sean & Melissa Remmert of Mt. Pulaski. Their Grandparents are Scot & Sandy Remmert and Dale & Patty Yaple, all of Mt. Pulaski. Their Great-Grandparents are George & Audrey Yaple of Carbon Hill, AL. Powell I~maece Agcy tin: Beron ~,~ell CP~LJ Ri~ Agent Mount, iL 62548 vcc,, f onpowelk ~,om ~s; 217-792-3371 and a joyous New Year. May the ioy of the season make el} you~ wishes come tr~e. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.~ StateFarm "~ 10t44.ZI Sta~e fe, rm, Home Office, ~ioommgto~, ~L