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  1. #1
    Ozark Baby Guest

    Default Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Christmas Puzzle for Everyone!!!

    http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcar...ode=ER13610552

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
    *Twas the month before Christmas*
    *When all through our land,*
    *Not a Christian was praying*
    *Nor taking a stand.*
    *See the PC Police had taken away,*
    *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
    *The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
    *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
    *It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
    * December 25th is just a " Holiday ".*

    *Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
    *Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
    *CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
    *Something was changing, something quite odd! *
    *Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
    *In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
    *As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
    * At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
    *At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
    *You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

    *Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty*
    *Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
    *Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
    *On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
    *At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
    *To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
    *And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
    ; * Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

    *The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
    *The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
    *So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"*
    *Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
    *Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*

    *Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS,
    Not Happy Holiday !*

  2. #2
    JonquilJan Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the holiday
    season. I do hope whatever your beliefs you honor them - and also honor the
    beliefs of others who may differ from yours.

    It does not bother me to see a Nativity set, a menorah or the Wiccan star -
    everyone has the right to their own beliefs - and everyone has the right to
    keep those beliefs - and not to interfer with others - or insist others
    change to something else.

    So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice - to all. I respect
    your beliefs - I expect you to respect mine.

    JonquilJan

    Learn something new every day
    As long as you are learning, you are living
    When you stop learning, you start dying
    Ozark Baby <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1s1rk4dkju2ke2t[email protected]..
    > Christmas Puzzle for Everyone!!!
    >
    > http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcar...ode=ER13610552
    >
    > MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
    > *Twas the month before Christmas*
    > *When all through our land,*
    > *Not a Christian was praying*
    > *Nor taking a stand.*
    > *See the PC Police had taken away,*
    > *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
    > *The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
    > *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
    > *It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
    > * December 25th is just a " Holiday ".*
    >
    > *Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
    > *Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
    > *CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
    > *Something was changing, something quite odd! *
    > *Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
    > *In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
    > *As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
    > * At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
    > *At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
    > *You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
    >
    > *Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty*
    > *Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
    > *Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
    > *On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
    > *At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
    > *To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
    > *And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
    > ; * Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
    >
    > *The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
    > *The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
    > *So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"*
    > *Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
    > *Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
    >
    > *Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS,
    > Not Happy Holiday !*




  3. #3
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:32:28 -0500, "JonquilJan" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the holiday
    >season. I do hope whatever your beliefs you honor them - and also honor the
    >beliefs of others who may differ from yours.
    >
    >It does not bother me to see a Nativity set, a menorah or the Wiccan star -
    >everyone has the right to their own beliefs - and everyone has the right to
    >keep those beliefs - and not to interfer with others - or insist others
    >change to something else.
    >
    >So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice - to all. I respect
    >your beliefs - I expect you to respect mine.
    >
    >JonquilJan
    >

    DITTO

    I don't care what people believe in or don't - it's all good to me.
    This is a foodie group so I'd rather not see that sort of off topic
    thing, especially something that shows such intolerance and lack of
    respect for others.. there are other places for it.

    On topic - my wild persimmon jam came out great - today I am making
    Kathy's Cranberry Chutney! I really enjoy the recipes and ideas I get
    here. I may put them both in the fairs next year. I'm addicted to the
    fun of it.

    snow

  4. #4
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:32:28 -0500, "JonquilJan" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the holiday
    >>season. I do hope whatever your beliefs you honor them - and also honor
    >>the
    >>beliefs of others who may differ from yours.
    >>
    >>It does not bother me to see a Nativity set, a menorah or the Wiccan
    >>star -
    >>everyone has the right to their own beliefs - and everyone has the right
    >>to
    >>keep those beliefs - and not to interfer with others - or insist others
    >>change to something else.
    >>
    >>So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice - to all. I respect
    >>your beliefs - I expect you to respect mine.
    >>
    >>JonquilJan
    >>

    > DITTO
    >
    > I don't care what people believe in or don't - it's all good to me.
    > This is a foodie group so I'd rather not see that sort of off topic
    > thing, especially something that shows such intolerance and lack of
    > respect for others.. there are other places for it.
    >
    > On topic - my wild persimmon jam came out great - today I am making
    > Kathy's Cranberry Chutney! I really enjoy the recipes and ideas I get
    > here. I may put them both in the fairs next year. I'm addicted to the
    > fun of it.
    >
    > snow


    woohoo! hope you enjoy it, Snow!...speaking of snow...we're getting LOTS
    and LOTS of it!! Definitly a white Christmas this year. My brother is
    coming from California on Tuesday. Last time he was here for Christmas, we
    had green grass. That was just a couple-three years ago...I reminded him
    that he is coming to CANADA and hoped he still had boots and a jacket!!

    Happy Holidays everyone!!!

    Kathi



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    Brian Mailman Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    JonquilJan wrote:

    > If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    > holiday season.


    Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is actually
    one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared" holiday, rabbinic
    in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is only because of the
    proximity of Christmas and that the majority culture can't really grok
    that anybody celebrating anything around that time isn't doing something
    of major proportions.

    There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.

    B/

  6. #6
    Dave Bell Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Brian Mailman wrote:
    > JonquilJan wrote:
    >
    >> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    >> holiday season.

    >
    > Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is actually
    > one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared" holiday, rabbinic
    > in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is only because of the
    > proximity of Christmas and that the majority culture can't really grok
    > that anybody celebrating anything around that time isn't doing something
    > of major proportions.
    >
    > There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    > Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.
    >
    > B/

    So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    Whatever makes you happy...

    Dave

  7. #7
    Ozark Baby Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:08:12 -0800, Dave Bell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Brian Mailman wrote:
    >> JonquilJan wrote:
    >>
    >>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    >>> holiday season.

    >>
    >> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is actually
    >> one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared" holiday, rabbinic
    >> in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is only because of the
    >> proximity of Christmas and that the majority culture can't really grok
    >> that anybody celebrating anything around that time isn't doing something
    >> of major proportions.
    >>
    >> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    >> Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.
    >>
    >> B/

    >So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    >Whatever makes you happy...
    >
    >Dave


    I agree. It amazes me how many people wish to make a big deal out of
    the Christmas holiday time. I said Merry Christmas to everyone and
    they are all up in arms over it. Oh well, can't make everyone happy.

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    Brian Mailman Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Dave Bell wrote:
    > Brian Mailman wrote:
    >> JonquilJan wrote:
    >>
    >>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    >>> holiday season.

    >>
    >> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is actually
    >> one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared" holiday, rabbinic
    >> in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is only because of the
    >> proximity of Christmas and that the majority culture can't really grok
    >> that anybody celebrating anything around that time isn't doing something
    >> of major proportions.
    >>
    >> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    >> Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.
    >>
    >> B/

    > So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    > Whatever makes you happy...


    Just explaining the reality.

    B/

  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...

    > Dave Bell wrote:
    >> Brian Mailman wrote:
    >>> JonquilJan wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    >>>> holiday season.
    >>>
    >>> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is actually
    >>> one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared" holiday, rabbinic
    >>> in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is only because of the
    >>> proximity of Christmas and that the majority culture can't really grok
    >>> that anybody celebrating anything around that time isn't doing

    something
    >>> of major proportions.
    >>>
    >>> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    >>> Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.
    >>>
    >>> B/

    >> So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    >> Whatever makes you happy...

    >
    > Just explaining the reality.
    >
    > B/
    >


    I think it must depend a lot on the individual, Brian. Many Jewish people
    I have known made quite a big deal out of Chanuka, whether there was true
    significance or not. I do understand that there are other Jewish holidays
    that hold far more significance.

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  10. #10
    Nick Cramer Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    > > Dave Bell wrote:
    > >> Brian Mailman wrote:
    > >>> JonquilJan wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    > >>>> holiday season.
    > >>>
    > >>> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is
    > >>> actually one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared"
    > >>> holiday, rabbinic in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is
    > >>> only because of the proximity of Christmas and that the majority
    > >>> culture can't really grok that anybody celebrating anything around
    > >>> that time isn't doing

    > something
    > >>> of major proportions.
    > >>>
    > >>> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance than
    > >>> Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.


    > >> So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    > >> Whatever makes you happy...

    > >
    > > Just explaining the reality.


    > I think it must depend a lot on the individual, Brian. Many Jewish
    > people I have known made quite a big deal out of Chanuka, whether there
    > was true significance or not. I do understand that there are other
    > Jewish holidays that hold far more significance.


    Even this goy from da Bronx can tell you that Chanukkah and Purim (I didn't
    say Haman!), while fun Holidays, aren't significant in the Jewish faith of
    any persuasion. The important ones are Pesach (Passover), Rosh Hashanah
    (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). I just remember this from
    high school (1948-52). Brian?

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  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:32:53p, Nick Cramer told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    >> > Dave Bell wrote:
    >> >> Brian Mailman wrote:
    >> >>> JonquilJan wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this is the
    >> >>>> holiday season.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is
    >> >>> actually one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared"
    >> >>> holiday, rabbinic in nature). Its "importance," such as it is, is
    >> >>> only because of the proximity of Christmas and that the majority
    >> >>> culture can't really grok that anybody celebrating anything around
    >> >>> that time isn't doing

    >> something
    >> >>> of major proportions.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater significance

    than
    >> >>> Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite different than imagined.

    >
    >> >> So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well!
    >> >> Whatever makes you happy...
    >> >
    >> > Just explaining the reality.

    >
    >> I think it must depend a lot on the individual, Brian. Many Jewish
    >> people I have known made quite a big deal out of Chanuka, whether there
    >> was true significance or not. I do understand that there are other
    >> Jewish holidays that hold far more significance.

    >
    > Even this goy from da Bronx can tell you that Chanukkah and Purim (I

    didn't
    > say Haman!), while fun Holidays, aren't significant in the Jewish faith

    of
    > any persuasion. The important ones are Pesach (Passover), Rosh Hashanah
    > (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). I just remember this

    from
    > high school (1948-52). Brian?
    >


    I have no doubt about that, Nick. Just saying that I've known Jewish
    families who made a big deal out of Chanuka.

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  12. #12
    Brian Mailman Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    >
    >> Dave Bell wrote:
    >>> Brian Mailman wrote:
    >>>> JonquilJan wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this
    >>>>> is the holiday season.
    >>>>
    >>>> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is
    >>>> actually one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared"
    >>>> holiday, rabbinic in nature). Its "importance," such as it is,
    >>>> is only because of the proximity of Christmas and that the
    >>>> majority culture can't really grok that anybody celebrating
    >>>> anything around that time isn't doing

    > something
    >>>> of major proportions.
    >>>>
    >>>> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater
    >>>> significance than Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite
    >>>> different than imagined.


    >>> So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well! Whatever makes you
    >>> happy...

    >>
    >> Just explaining the reality.

    >
    > I think it must depend a lot on the individual, Brian. Many Jewish
    > people I have known made quite a big deal out of Chanuka, whether
    > there was true significance or not.


    Probably ones with children, and those assimilating into the majority
    culture. Reread what I wrote above about the proximity.

    While I agree with "JonquilJan's" message on the whole (as a reaction to
    the ill-informed posting that started this), there was that one sentence
    that needed adjusting--that is the Jewish holiday season.

    It isn't.

    If it was, it would look something like this:
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/R...ther/xmas.html

    > I do understand that there are
    > other Jewish holidays that hold far more significance.


    Yeah, think about it. An agrarian culture/society doesn't have *winter*
    as a major effort, and especially one that uses a lunar calendar. It
    would be spring and fall, to mark sowing and reaping.

    B/


  13. #13
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Tue 23 Dec 2008 11:36:48a, Brian Mailman told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    >>
    >>> Dave Bell wrote:
    >>>> Brian Mailman wrote:
    >>>>> JonquilJan wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> If you are Christian or Jewish or Wiccan or whatever - this
    >>>>>> is the holiday season.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Not completely. Chanuka, by whatever orthography is used, is
    >>>>> actually one of the minor holidays (it's actually a "declared"
    >>>>> holiday, rabbinic in nature). Its "importance," such as it is,
    >>>>> is only because of the proximity of Christmas and that the
    >>>>> majority culture can't really grok that anybody celebrating
    >>>>> anything around that time isn't doing

    >> something
    >>>>> of major proportions.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There are holidays/festivals with much much greater
    >>>>> significance than Chanuka and "the holiday season" is quite
    >>>>> different than imagined.

    >
    >>>> So, feel free *not* to celebrate, as well! Whatever makes you
    >>>> happy...
    >>>
    >>> Just explaining the reality.

    >>
    >> I think it must depend a lot on the individual, Brian. Many Jewish
    >> people I have known made quite a big deal out of Chanuka, whether
    >> there was true significance or not.

    >
    > Probably ones with children, and those assimilating into the majority
    > culture. Reread what I wrote above about the proximity.


    I have no doubt about this. It certainly doesn't seem to be consistent
    within the community, and the particular families I'm thinking of do have
    young children.
    http://www.carbona.com/index.asp?Pag...PROD&ProdID=17
    >
    > While I agree with "JonquilJan's" message on the whole (as a reaction to
    > the ill-informed posting that started this), there was that one sentence
    > that needed adjusting--that is the Jewish holiday season.
    >
    > It isn't.
    >
    > If it was, it would look something like this:
    > http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/R...ther/xmas.html


    That was really a very good read, something I will keep around for others
    to see.

    >
    >> I do understand that there are
    >> other Jewish holidays that hold far more significance.

    >
    > Yeah, think about it. An agrarian culture/society doesn't have *winter*
    > as a major effort, and especially one that uses a lunar calendar. It
    > would be spring and fall, to mark sowing and reaping.


    It makes perfect sense, Brian, even to this semi-aware gentile.

    Thanks! You always offer excellent information and references.

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  14. #14
    Nick Cramer Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:32:53p, Nick Cramer told us...
    > > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    > >> > Dave Bell wrote:
    > >> >> Brian Mailman wrote:
    > >> >>> JonquilJan wrote:
    > >> >>> [ . . . ]

    > > Even this goy from da Bronx can tell you that Chanukkah and Purim (I

    > didn't
    > > say Haman!), while fun Holidays, aren't significant in the Jewish faith

    > of
    > > any persuasion. The important ones are Pesach (Passover), Rosh Hashanah
    > > (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). I just remember this

    > from
    > > high school (1948-52). Brian?


    > I have no doubt about that, Nick. Just saying that I've known Jewish
    > families who made a big deal out of Chanuka.


    As, I think, Brian said, "'Tis the season!" Family get togethers, great
    food, gift exchanges.

    Dreidels and gelt! It's for the children! ;-)

    --
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  15. #15
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

    On Tue 23 Dec 2008 02:41:11p, Nick Cramer told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:32:53p, Nick Cramer told us...
    >> > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >> On Mon 22 Dec 2008 02:52:10p, Brian Mailman told us...
    >> >> > Dave Bell wrote:
    >> >> >> Brian Mailman wrote:
    >> >> >>> JonquilJan wrote:
    >> >> >>> [ . . . ]
    >> > Even this goy from da Bronx can tell you that Chanukkah and Purim (I

    >> didn't
    >> > say Haman!), while fun Holidays, aren't significant in the Jewish

    faith
    >> of
    >> > any persuasion. The important ones are Pesach (Passover), Rosh

    Hashanah
    >> > (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). I just remember this

    >> from
    >> > high school (1948-52). Brian?

    >
    >> I have no doubt about that, Nick. Just saying that I've known Jewish
    >> families who made a big deal out of Chanuka.

    >
    > As, I think, Brian said, "'Tis the season!" Family get togethers, great
    > food, gift exchanges.
    >
    > Dreidels and gelt! It's for the children! ;-)
    >


    Absolutely!

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  16. #16
    Mimi Guest

    Default OT

    snow wrote:

    <snip> This is a foodie group so I'd rather not see that sort of off
    topic thing... <snip>

    I agree. Happy Chanukah. : - )

    <snip> On topic - my wild persimmon jam came out great... <snip>

    Sounds yummy. : - ) It is a *good* addiction, isn't it???

    I have been 'catching up' on my preserving. Trying to empty the
    freezer so that I will have room for next year's goodies. The
    dewberries will be ready in just 5 short months!!! I remember last
    spring driving to work everyday spotting where all the blooms were so
    we could remember where the good picking might be. Well, we found a
    really good spot--we couldn't have picked them all if we'd wanted to.

    Then, there is the pear tree behind where I work. Sure is nice of the
    neighbors to let us have them. : - )

    Just the other night Hun Bun and me were talking about picking wild
    mustang grapes again on the 4th of July. Those grapes make the most
    awesome jelly.

    We bought locally grown mayhaws and figs this past year. BTW George--
    the mayhaws I bought were orange-ish. Did a Google search, I didn't
    know there were different varieties??? The jelly I made last weekend
    turned out kind of pale and I was disappointed until I tasted it. :
    - ) The first batch was a bit too sweet so I cut the sugar back a bit
    and I think I've got it nailed now.

    : - )

  17. #17
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: OT

    Mimi wrote:
    > snow wrote:
    >
    > <snip> This is a foodie group so I'd rather not see that sort of off
    > topic thing... <snip>
    >
    > I agree. Happy Chanukah. : - )
    >
    > <snip> On topic - my wild persimmon jam came out great... <snip>
    >
    > Sounds yummy. : - ) It is a *good* addiction, isn't it???
    >
    > I have been 'catching up' on my preserving. Trying to empty the
    > freezer so that I will have room for next year's goodies. The
    > dewberries will be ready in just 5 short months!!! I remember last
    > spring driving to work everyday spotting where all the blooms were so
    > we could remember where the good picking might be. Well, we found a
    > really good spot--we couldn't have picked them all if we'd wanted to.

    we can drive over and help pick if needed. The !@#$% State and the
    Parish here spray the roadsides with herbicides to keep the weeds down,
    claim it's cheaper than mowing once a year.
    >
    > Then, there is the pear tree behind where I work. Sure is nice of the
    > neighbors to let us have them. : - )

    Our friends in Bridge City, TX gave us a huge amount of Kiefer pears
    this year but they flooded several feet deep during Hurricane Ike.
    They're rebuilding, then selling, and moving to Dallas. I'm going to
    miss their pears. <VBG> Luckily I have other friends with mature pear
    trees who are willing to share.
    >
    > Just the other night Hun Bun and me were talking about picking wild
    > mustang grapes again on the 4th of July. Those grapes make the most
    > awesome jelly.
    >
    > We bought locally grown mayhaws and figs this past year. BTW George--
    > the mayhaws I bought were orange-ish. Did a Google search, I didn't
    > know there were different varieties???

    Yup, I know of at least six varieties sold in nurseries around here.
    When I was a boy, eons ago, there were only wild ones and they mostly
    grew in ditches.
    The jelly I made last weekend
    > turned out kind of pale and I was disappointed until I tasted it. :
    > - ) The first batch was a bit too sweet so I cut the sugar back a bit
    > and I think I've got it nailed now.

    Best thing to do is sample the berries, your palate can tell you how
    much sugar you need. Same thing with muscadines, if you add to much
    sugar you get a solid jar of sugar once opened and chilled. Been
    there,done that.
    >
    > : - )


    You live in an ideal area for wild things to grow Mimi, you're very
    lucky. And, having tasted your dewberry jelly, very talented.

  18. #18
    Mimi Guest

    Default Re: OT

    I'll tell ya what George--I'd be happy to send you a few jars of
    dewberry jelly after every harvest.
    : - ) How could I not after your review???

    You know, I found many offers on our local message board for pears
    this past year. So, if my source dries up for some reason, I am
    pretty sure I can find another. And yes, I always give something back
    to the fruit giver.
    : - )

    Thanks for the advice on the mayhaws. This is my first time with
    them. I figure ending up with syrup is far better than ending up with
    a rubber mess. At least the syrup can be used.

    Yes, I am very blessed to have so much that grows here wild. Between
    that and my beloved chicory coffee, if I ever had to move away from
    Texas, I don't know what I'd do. I took the job I have with one
    stipulation--not moving to Los Angeles. Not knocking LA, just don't
    want to move away--ever. I really love it here in Texas.
    : - )

  19. #19
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: OT

    Mimi wrote:
    > I'll tell ya what George--I'd be happy to send you a few jars of
    > dewberry jelly after every harvest.
    > : - ) How could I not after your review???
    >
    > You know, I found many offers on our local message board for pears
    > this past year. So, if my source dries up for some reason, I am
    > pretty sure I can find another. And yes, I always give something back
    > to the fruit giver.
    > : - )
    >
    > Thanks for the advice on the mayhaws. This is my first time with
    > them. I figure ending up with syrup is far better than ending up with
    > a rubber mess. At least the syrup can be used.
    >
    > Yes, I am very blessed to have so much that grows here wild. Between
    > that and my beloved chicory coffee, if I ever had to move away from
    > Texas, I don't know what I'd do. I took the job I have with one
    > stipulation--not moving to Los Angeles. Not knocking LA, just don't
    > want to move away--ever. I really love it here in Texas.
    > : - )

    If we ever luck out and win the lottery we will move back to Texas. Our
    descendants all live within 35 miles of Houston so it would probably
    either be north or west of Houston for us. right now this has been home
    for a little over twenty years and is the longest we've ever lived in
    one place. We oil field trash tend to move around a lot. At least the
    fishing is good around here.

    Yeah, we always give back to those who gift us with the fruits of the
    land. That's why so many are willing, most people today don't can, we do
    and we share. I have access within three miles of our home to Japanese
    persimmons, Kiefer pears, three different kinds of muscadines and a few
    other things but, alas, no dewberries.

  20. #20
    Ozark Baby Guest

    Default Re: OT

    On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:29:45 -0800 (PST), Mimi <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'll tell ya what George--I'd be happy to send you a few jars of
    >dewberry jelly after every harvest.


    Dewberries. Aren't they ground growing berries that taste like
    blackberries?
    >: - ) How could I not after your review???
    >
    >You know, I found many offers on our local message board for pears
    >this past year. So, if my source dries up for some reason, I am
    >pretty sure I can find another. And yes, I always give something back
    >to the fruit giver.
    >: - )
    >
    >Thanks for the advice on the mayhaws. This is my first time with
    >them. I figure ending up with syrup is far better than ending up with
    >a rubber mess. At least the syrup can be used.
    >
    >Yes, I am very blessed to have so much that grows here wild. Between
    >that and my beloved chicory coffee, if I ever had to move away from
    >Texas, I don't know what I'd do. I took the job I have with one
    >stipulation--not moving to Los Angeles. Not knocking LA, just don't
    >want to move away--ever. I really love it here in Texas.
    >: - )


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