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By JANICE 3. CHBISTENSEN
iNervous about cookinig a fancy
holiday meal? This suggestion
from two Vance county honie-
maa'kers could well be worth your
iFlrst, approach a good friend
whose cooking skills nearly
match yoour own. Then make
plans to [tool yo.r skills to [■■I'e-
pare ene feast that can serve
“That way,” explains Mrs.
Carolyn Stanley, home econo-
mi.s e.xtension agent, “each cook
prepart's those items that are
easiest fur her to make.''
The combined results Is a glor
These two ctxtks not only di
vided their menu plans, they also
considered the cost of the items
and the time involved in food
preparation s o that neither
homemaker wa.s overworked.
Decoupage has been good
therapy for Mrs. Clyde Zim
merman of the Apple Clark com
munity, Rockingham county.
When Mrs. Zimmerman had to
resign fiom her home.nakcr's
cliil) due to illness, a friend sug-
igesled she try decoupage as a
The homemaker’s husband vol-'
' unteered to help with cutting and
sanding the plaqii.es and soon
j the couple was in business. |
! They liave found docoupai;o to
I be nr.f cnly a relaxing hobby, but!
! a pixrfitable one, says Mrs. Joyce
lIMldreth, home econcinics exten-^
I sion agent. |
Mrs. I. M. Smith, an Exten
sion Homemakers club member
from Rowan county lias a new
■ liobby making lingerie out of
j .All of her grandchildren and
' some of her adult friends will
rCicive hantlmade lingerie as
gifts. Edith Hinshaw, home eco
nomics extension agent says.
Tile gifts will not be a sur
prise. Everyone hinted ahead of
time that homemade lingerie was
what they wanted.
Mrs. Smith, who buys her sup
plies at an octlet store, has made
25 pairs of panties and eight
gowns. She finds her sc'wing ma
chine with the disk attachments,
especially zig-zag, a liig help.
(Whenever the talk turns to
Chrislinas books and stories,
somebody's sure to mention
His “Christmas Carol,” pub
lished in 1S43, is synonymous with
holiday conviviality, and Its un
derlying theme stresses the spirit
ual truths and blessings of the
"(God bless us .every one,”
cried Tiny Tim cratchlt, and the
cry still echoes.
While Dickens may be a word
for Christmas, many another au
thor has written of this religious
festival and merry feast.
Among the best known exam
ples may be scenes from chil
Louisa May Alcott’s “Little
Women,” published 1SG8, may
seem old-fashioned in some Ways,
tout girls today still rejoice in the
story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
These fictional heroines come
to life for their readers, and nev
er more so than in the Christni'as-
season story that opens the book.
THt KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD, KINGS MOUNTAIN, N. C.
when the March family gat
festive breakfast for a poor fam
While they breakfasted on
bread and milk, the girls felt
they truly feasted, for they knew
the joy of sharing.
Another old lavoiti er ?'FFshf
Another old favorite is Kate
Douglas Wiggins “The Birds”
Ciiristmas Oarol,” of 1887.
Though better known as the
a.tiior of “Rebecca of Sunny-
brook Farm,” she wroe this brief
but touchinij; stchy of the Birds’
invalid child, whose short life
exemplified the prlnclp-les of
In the present day, the Amer
ican author Truman Capote,
who clr.i.ns the invention of a new
literary form, the nondiction
novel, h'3s written of Christmas,
'His “A Christmas Memory,” a
short story, appeared as a tele-
sion drama in 1966.
. Because candy canes have the
legendary ability to ward off
evil, iiiey beca-iue pari of Cliiist-
mas, bringing good.
“P^ .Huge Tree
A French story of the 13th
(century relates how 'a huge tree
was discovered in a forest, its
'branches lit with candles.
The story explains that the
tree is mankind. Its candles rep 1
resent people good or bad, and |
the child is the Christ child. i
In this -century, hymns and car
ols of the Nativity have been
composed by Peter Warlock
(“Bethlehem Down”) and Gus
tav Holst (“Mid-Winter”) —
Often hymns and carols have
(been set to the music of classic
One e.xample is , “While Shep
herds Watched Their (Flocks by
Nj(ght,” by Nahum Tate. Music
for this came from Handel’s
opeia, “Sii’oe,” as adapted
Richard Storrs Willis.
‘tChrist was born on
Wreathe the holly, twine the
From England of long ago
come the words of this carol,
showing the early role of the
bay tree and its greens in dec
orating for Christmas.
Its use harks back to ancient
-Greece, when both the bay and
the laurel 'bedecked homes and
public p-’.aces in sym'bol cf tri
umph. As traditional Christmas
greens, they reflect the same
joyful spirit, say the editors of
the Grolier Universal Encyclope
Holly of course is still popular
I as Yuletide greenery. But nowa-
j days, when it’s time to deck the
! halls, bay leaves are more likely
' to spice holiday cookery, rather
than holiday decorating*
BEES GETt' BUSY GOAT GIVES
On Christmas Eve, bees h’um One of Santa’s most unusual
holiday carols and melodies, says stand-ins is the “Jul-iBock,” a
legend. ' 'goat, once the Danish gift-giver.
Most-sung American secular
carol is “Jingle Bells,” written
by James Pierpont of Massa
chusetts in the 1850’s.
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