Saxby — the original PatriotPooch — wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas from South Carolina.
Good tidings for all. And a very special Merry Christmas to our men and women in the US Armed Forces who have recently come home from Iraq. God Bless you and your families.
John (PatriotPartner) & I also wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
I keep forgetting to post these photos taken of PatriotManse by PatriotPartner.Â We have the outside decorating down to a science and can complete it in one afternoon.Â Â The Christmas Tree, on the other hand, requires two weekends and help from PatriotPhillyPal, Mark.
PS — It is close to 60 degrees here in Charlotte today.Â And I just had to turn on the A/C.Â
UPDATE:Â Sun came out and the Queen City is approaching 70 degrees today.Â Yee haw.
In the meantime….. Dude, Where’s My Global Warming?
1Â In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Â The same was in the beginning with God. 3Â All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4Â In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5Â And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6Â There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7Â The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8Â He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9Â That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10Â He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11Â He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12Â But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Â Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14Â And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
Let us all pray for peace and love for each other and for strength through these difficult world times.
Thanks to all of our readers who are a part of our unique community in the blogosphere.
Only a few days left. The 400,000th care package will go out this weekend. An excellent group of volunteers dedicated to helping our troops. This is especially important at this time of year with Christmas only 16 days away. If you can spare a few dollars, please give generously!
h/t – Ace of Spades for reminding me
– John (Average Gay Joe)
We, the residents of North Carolina, proudly deliver this year’s Christmas Tree to you, the American People.
First lady Laura Bush kicked off the holiday season by standing out in the rain to receive this year’s White House Christmas tree.
A horse-drawn wagon pulled the 20-foot Fraser fir up to the White House on Sunday as Bush was waiting under an umbrella. The tree will decorate the Blue Room.
Jessie Davis and Russell Estes, owners of River Ridge Tree Farms in Crumpler, N.C., where the tree was grown, joined the first lady, along with their families.
The North Carolina Farm Bureau says River Ridge also will provide about 25 smaller trees for the White House, including the ones for the offices of the president and vice president.