Wishing Those Born in December, Happy Birthday!
To those that have a birthday in December I wish you a very happy one with all kinds of goodies. Your birthstone is a turquoise and your flower a nasturtium aka daffodil as you can see are in this creation. I thought you would like some little birthday information. Your birth flower is a Narcissus (aka daffodil) second to it is Holly the traditional birthstone is Turquoise.
"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do."
It is said Turquoise promotes mental and spiritual clarity and expansion and enhances wisdom, trust , kindness and understanding.
• The color varies from very green blue to light sky blue shades.
• The hardness of the stone ranges between 5 – 6.
• It is generally accepted that turquoise gets its name from “Pierre turquoise” a French phrase meaning “Turkish stone.”
Turquoise was mined by early Egyptians as early as 6000 BC.
The Narcissus The December birthday flower has a trumpet shaped corona that is surrounded by a ring of petals. They are also poisonous and can be fatal if eaten so no parts of the flower should be ingested.
Fun and interesting facts:The name Narcissus is from the narcissistic (Excessive love or admiration of oneself.) youth of Greek mythology called Narkissos.The ancient Greeks believed the narcissus plant originated from the vain youth, Narkissos. He died after becoming so obsessed with his reflection in a pool he could not leave. Some versions say he starved to death others that it fell into the pool and drowned but all versions agree the Narcissus plant sprang from where he died. The Greeks say that the gods turned his remains into the Narcissus flower.. Pliny wrote that the plant was named instead for its narcotic properties (ναρκάω narkao, "I grow numb" in Greek).
.... When comparing the Daffodil, Jonquil, and the "Narcissus", it is important to remember that both the Daffodil and Jonquil are a part of the Narcissus genus. However while the names "Daffodil" and "Narcissus" can be used interchangeably, a Jonquil is a completely different plant down to the shape of the petals and leaves.
The Meaning of the December Birth Flower, the Narcissus is respect, modesty and faithfulness. the Colors of the Narcissus
The colors of the December Birth Flower, the Narcissus, include the following:
White, Yellow, Green, Pink, Red and Orange
As for Holly the second used for birthdays in December and newer I thought since it is so popular I would include it too: Just as the oak attracts lightning, holly repels lightning. It was often planted around homes for protection from lightning, and for this reason it is viewed as a symbol for protection.
Interestingly, science has actually discovered the distinct leaf-shape of the holly acts as a natural repellent for lightning energy, making the holly's protective significance more than just lore.
Holly in the Christian world is very significant as the ever green leave represent the everlasting life in Christ but also the prickly leaves represent the crown of thorns. The red berries signify the drops of blood Christ shed on the cross for all of us.. Some facts and Lore: The Holly berries are some what toxic to humans and very much so to pets however birds feed well off of them. However the rest of the holly is not and often is used as a stimulant as it has the most caffeine in it.. yes even more than the coffee bean or any other plant. Often used is black teas.. Holly besides Protection means vigilance, and stubborn victories won.
The Holly in the creation above is in the lower center and is sparkling sliver with pink berries Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Connie
HAPPY DECEMBER ANNIVERSARY
For those with Anniversaries in December Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Day and year a head.
link below is from Jeanne Foord a beautiful song Who Am I.
Remember our troops in service.
Here are some good encouraging links for you. Best to listen to them in order as that is the way they go.
Check out Woodston or your home town if you like
Today there is not a lot left of Woodston and after a tornado went through there a couple of years ago there is even less; however, if you would like to view the little town of about 90 maybe + people that might include dogs and cats as well, here is a link to the little town on the Prairie Plans of Kansas. http://www.vpike.com/ On this page you can type in Woodston you could likely start with Main street for a street address.. and you can see our little burg or type any other place you want to see in the USA and maybe further, and it will likely show you that too. Some places are not as good as others. Some only show the road ways or highways or streets while others like Woodston show the whole town and you see the houses and streets and all.
Special thank you Wayne (Wilkie) Wilkenson WRHS 1954 for sending in the above link
Above is a link to some beautiful music Special thanks to Ken Richards WRHS 1948 and his wife Evelyn for sending this in to the WFP.
A POEM FOR LIVING EVERYDAY
IF I CAN DO SOME GOOD TO-DAY - IF I CAN SERVE ALONG LIFE'S WAY,
IF I CAN SOMETHING HELPFUL SAY, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN RIGHT A HUMAN WRONG- IF I CAN HELP TO MAKE ONE STRONG,
IF I CAN CHEER WITH SMILE OR SONG, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN MAKE A BURDEN LESS - IF I CAN AID ONE IN DISTRESS,
IF I CAN SPREAD MORE HAPPINESS, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN DO A KINDLY DEED- IF I CAN SOW A FRUITFUL SEED,
IF I CAN HELP SOMEONE IN NEED, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN FEED A HUNGRY HEART - IF I CAN GIVE A BETTER START,
IF I CAN FILL A NOBLER PART, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
Special Thank you to Maureen Thompson for sending this in to the WFP
I thought you might enjoy the link below of 1905 movie of the night before Christmas. From Edison Studio's. The music is also from that era and much is recorded on an Edison cylinder recorder.
Games To play
Here are some games you might enjoy the first one is a link to a bowling one kids will love it too. The second is like Be Jewelled only I personally like it better. Have fun.
I thought you might find these old movies from the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906 some are before movies some are after all are original footage.
1906 SF Damage after the earthquake. Movie
1906 SF Damage right after still has smoke very good movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oubsaFBUcTc This says it is four days before the earthquake but I think it may have the wrong date but a full line of the trolley anyway. IF you look even at the hats the ladies are wearing in 1906 they are not quite as flamboyant as the ones in this which were much closer to 1910. Tom also found some cars that were circa 1909. There are several dates with this same movie some 4 days before earthquake one 1905 etc.. anyway this one goes all the way down to the terminal and turns around same one as the shorter one only not as many glitches in it and starts further up the line and goes all the down and turns around.
It is my hope you will enjoy this web site and tell others about it. Whenever you see WRHS it means they graduated from Woodston Rural High School and the year they graduated is by that
When Woodston had a high school the mascot was a Coyote pronounced "ki (long i) Oat" Not the newer way of "ki (long i) OaTEE" The school colors were Purple and Gold.. so now you know why the colors and the purple and gold with the
W with the word Coyotes I am using for the WFP.