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    The tradition of dressing the [Christmas] Tree goes far beyond the Germans. As most Religious festivals it has its origins in Pagan culture.

    All about the Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation and secular status
    I know it does I was trying to keep off religion, mind you it's difficult whn youl;re talking about puritans emigrating to the colonies. Allegedly in ancient times rather than tinsel it was the entrails of animals slaughtered that were draped over the trees, when dried they glow white not that I've ever actually seen tghis phenomenon for myself.

    The English Puritans condemned a number of customs associated with Christmas, such as the use of the Yule log, holly, mistletoe, etc. Oliver Cromwell preached against "the heathen traditions" of Christmas carols, decorated trees and any joyful expression that desecrated "that sacred event." 2,4
    Now their descendants lament the commercialisation of christmas.

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    So, an update on my digging.
    The two guys I traced back to England, who I thought were brothers, may not be. Or they may be half-brothers. Seems they share some fairly common names. I have these guys named Samuel and ralph, who at first I may have thought were brothers, but then their dad George, whose father was Ralph seems to have had three different wives, and his dad, Ralph had 2 wives. But then I find that William may have been married to both wives at nearly the same time. And George seems to have married the same woman 3 times, and has three different birthdays. though the year of his death seems consistent.He may have been born in three different villages, as well. And died in either Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or maybe even Rhode Island.
    The use of the same first name, father to son, was was rather prevalent some of the sects' new members would change to biblical names when they converted widowers and widows with young children would have remarried meaning the woman would have changed her name makes tracking individuals that much harder. Gets interesting when you start digging.

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    Ewww! Entrails of slaughtered animals that glowed white! I wonder if my grandmother Quinn ever thought of that while she was living in a covered wagon, in sub-zero temperatures, in Western Kansas until she was 8 months pregnant? Nah, she wouldn't have had room for a tree and probably would have needed it for firewood anyway.

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    i think you need a cold northern climate short days and bugger all else to do to find that kind of thing amusing. It's like golf how bored tdo you have to be to find hitting stones (balls) in to rabbit holes (holes) entertaining. lots of rabbit holes on the beach and once you've been for a paddle and had an ice cream there is not much else to do in st andrews (the home of golf) trust me on that I was born there.

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    i think you need a cold northern climate short days and bugger all else to do to find that kind of thing amusing. It's like golf how bored tdo you have to be to find hitting stones (balls) in to rabbit holes (holes) entertaining. lots of rabbit holes on the beach and once you've been for a paddle and had an ice cream there is not much else to do in st andrews (the home of golf) trust me on that I was born there.
    I passed by St. Andrews on one of our guided day trips (maybe Loch Ness?) and it looked pretty bleak compared to our courses here in the US. I wasn't able to stop there, although I wanted to. I did, however, get a little container of golf tees, different lovely colors of yellow, orange, lavender, green and pink, that have "Harrods" imprinted on each one. I still have 35 left out of the 50 that cost L4.95 I was quite impressed with Harrods and thought the prices were reasonable.

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    I passed by St. Andrews on one of our guided day trips (maybe Loch Ness?) and it looked pretty bleak compared to our courses here in the US. I wasn't able to stop there, although I wanted to. I did, however, get a little container of golf tees, different lovely colors of yellow, orange, lavender, green and pink, that have "Harrods" imprinted on each one. I still have 35 left out of the 50 that cost L4.95 I was quite impressed with Harrods and thought the prices were reasonable.
    What was it overcast and raining or just overcast and going to rain later? you're not supposed to enjoy golf it's punishment for you trying to enjoy yourself. The best time to visit scotland is at the end of june when the days are at their longest.

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    We took the train up from London to Glasgow and it was sunny all day. This was in August. Then it rained the next 2 days off and on all through our sightseeing. The following day was beautiful in Glasgow for the bagpipe competition and then we left to go back to London, where it was sunny. Our 2 week trip included England, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and Scotland. The 2 days in Scotland were the only rainy days---hmm.

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    I'm watching a documentary about Davy Crockett and it just mentioned his marriage to Elizabeth Patton, an ancestor of mine, and at least one other member here in FG.

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    I'm watching a documentary about Davy Crockett and it just mentioned his marriage to Elizabeth Patton, an ancestor of mine, and at least one other member here in FG.
    Her niece was a my grandfather's grandmother.
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    My daughter, the microbiologist, on the suggestion of her daughter, the nurse, gave me an Ancestry.com DNA testing kit for Mother's Day. I just finished spitting into a test tube with stabilizing fluid, sealing it and am taking it to the post office. In 6-8 weeks maybe I'll find out which other Native American tribe is in my ancestry.

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