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19679Re: Happy Feast of Nicholas

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  • panther7775
    Dec 7, 2007
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      Well, I remember one year when i was a little girl, i got a lump of
      coal and i cried like a baby, and my Parents and Grandparents got the
      biggest kick out of it. Good thing I've been good ever since :)
      Bonnie



      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "maxine" <maxine96@...> wrote:
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      > Sure, sure Jack, but YOU never got coal in you stocking! I'm still
      getting it! maxine
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Gergely
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 9:12 AM
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Happy Feast of Nicholas
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      > C'mon. That's a big stretch. Coal in stockings for good kids?
      Never heard of that one.
      > Jack Gergely
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Marianne Petruska
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 6:58 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Happy Feast of Nicholas
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      > Think back to "the Great Depression" era in the U.S.: If you
      lived in a
      > cold climate, had a big family & along with whatever other gifts
      each of
      > your 8 kids received s/he got 2 or 3 lumps of coal in her/his
      stocking (for
      > whatever reason) put all those lumps of coal together you've got
      heat for
      > your coal stove for Christmas!
      >
      > Having coal miners among my ancestors (and a few in my generation
      of
      > cousins) we have a different perspective of coal. Still there
      were those
      > cultures that saw "coal in the stocking" as a gift for a bad
      child.
      >
      > MARIANNE
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      > On Dec 6, 2007 2:36 PM, Mader, Michelle A. (GRC-CHC0) <
      > Michelle.A.Mader@...> wrote:
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      > > Rick,
      > >
      > > The feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in many European
      countries. I
      > > know that the Germans and the Dutch celebrate it. Children put
      out
      > > their shoes and St. Nick fills them with small gifts if the
      child was
      > > good and coal if the child was bad. My German husband got to
      witness
      > > some children receiving coal when he was little.
      > >
      > > I have lied in the US my whole life, too, but it may be because
      I grew
      > > up in an ethnically diverse area and Catholic that I am aware
      of this
      > > feast day.
      > >
      > > Michelle Maco Mader
      > > Cleveland, Ohio USA
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