Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sparkle With Diamonds

We shall find peace.
We shall hear the angels.
We shall see the sky
sparkling with diamonds.

-Chekov

7 comments:

  1. The three little ones are perfect! I'll bet you're hearing some pretty happy and excited angels right now.

    Love and peace to your beautiful family, mulderfan

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and your fantastic family!
    Sending love your way!

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  3. http://www.wanttoknow.info/christmastruce

    It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I, German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas."

    "You no shoot, we no shoot." Thousands of troops streamed across a no-man's land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Christmas carols, exchanged photographs of loved ones back home, shared rations, played football, even roasted some pigs. Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.

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    1. I'd never heard that one before. That's wonderful crazy.

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  4. Merry Christmas Jonsi. I hope your day was wrapped in ribbons of peace and bows of joy.

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  5. Hope your day was wonderful, drama-free and spent in joy and peace!
    (Oh no! ^I just read Ruth's comment. Thanks Ruth!)
    TW

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