Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Christmas

Martin Luther was someone who believed in religion alot. He lived in Germany in the 16th century and liked to have lights on a tree. I do not know if this was at christmas time or just anytime he fancied but I do know that he died on the toilet.

Anyway, people seemed to like the twinkly effect of the candles and lighting up trees became the only way to look at a tree at Christmas time. This led to some fantastic tree fires which people were not so keen on, especially at Christmas. When electricity was discovered, fairy lights were invented. By 1923 the White House in America had its first outdoor tree with electric lights. All the poor people carried on having flaming trees for some time to come.
In America after one tragic christmas tree fire too many, somebody called Albert Sadacca got the bright idea of making safety lights for christmas trees. These did not catch fire but interestingly took afew years to catch on.

This year we are having our own real life baby-child in a manger bed. I have not seen any shepherds bringing mangy sheep to our door or three kings bearing gifts or even bright angels descending upon us but Mum and Dad have gone to the hospital, Grandpa Jack has lit up his stinky pipe and Mrs Next-Door has still not discovered the new and exciting underground door into her hall. All is well.

Happy Christmas.



11 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Ooh, er, died sitting on the toilet, did he? Pity the poor person who had to get him off it!

Hope all goes well with the baby child and that the wise men bring some gifts for you too, Wilf.

Have a wonderful and very happy Christmas.

Jude said...

Hope you have a good Christams Wilf! He died on the toilet? Really- what an interesting fact

Dame Honoria Glossop said...

Amazing! Martin Luther and Elvis Presley both died on the toilet! Do you think lavatories are homicidal?

Suzan Abrams said...

I didn't know that Martin Luther died on the toilet, Wilf. Shame on me & thanks for telling. How fabulous to have Christmas trees all year around I'm thinking but mayn't we get tired of them...
A very happy new year, Wilf and I'm glad all is well. :-)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

There's a little something for you over at my place.

Vesper said...

How interesting!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year! All the best to you and the ones you love! :-)

Wilf said...

Thanks, Atyllah. Christmas was full and there was even some snow. The baby-child arrived on Christmas day and did ruin it a bit though.

Wilf said...

I think dieing on the toilet is done quite a lot but people are not happy about telling others about how, 'Uncle Derek was just sitting there,dead, with a copy of the Times and no loo roll - as usual' or something and probably say he died peacefully in his sleep.
I had an interesting Christmas, Jude.

Wilf said...

Hello Dame Hon. I do not like to think that toilets are actually quite nasty and alive. There is an infant-child at school who has a pack-up made of only fruit and fish oil because he thinks like that.
Good idea though.

Wilf said...

THanks, Suzan and to you. AS you know we had the baby-child on Christmas day and this sort of ruined the present opening a bit but I did get to go round to Dexter's house and play with all his new stuff before he got bored with it all.

Wilf said...

THanks, Vesper!