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Yule is the original Norse-Germanic Pagan festival that marks todays Winter Solstice before it was replaced by the christian version of ‘christmas”. The lyric from “Deck the Halls” goes “Troll the ancient yuletide carol.” Amidst all the fa-la-la-ing, did you ever ask yourself exactly what yuletide is? Yule is the ancient name in the Germanic […]

Yule Never Believe this..because you were taught



I was talking with a friend at lunch today.  We were discussing the various marketing strategies employed by restaurants to attract their assumed target customers.  The topic of older McDonald’s marketing in the form of funny characters came up.  They were supposedly intended to attract children.  Based on McDonald’s position […]

Why McDonald’s Really Should have Scared the Hell out of ...




Since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I thought I would do some research on the origins of some of my favorite holiday pie!  What I found out is very interesting.  Like most things in life, pies seem to have a sordid tale to tell and many are not without some level of […]

Holiday Pie, Me, Oh My






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Ah its pumpkin pie time again! I love all pie but the pumpkin pie truley is the epitome of a delightful Thanksgiving meal  in my opinion. How much do you really know about ye ole pun’kin pies of old? Pumpkins are related to squashes, cucumbers, and cantaloupes. References to pumpkins […]

Gourd you make a great pie.



From earliest times people wore masks when droughts or other disasters struck. They believed that the demons who had brought their misfortune upon them would become frightened off by the hideous masks. Even after the festival of Samhain had merged with Halloween, Europeans felt uneasy at this time of the […]

Masking Masks Memories