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THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD. KINGS MOUNTAIN. N. C.
Wednesday. December 22. 1971
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Intangible Gilts Bring Best
Of Blessings, In Abundance
Among the treasures and pieas- that seem to shine most radiant-
ures of Christmas, gifts loom j ly, Christmas aifter Christmas,
large- las all who greet the i The delighted smiles of children
Yuletide as a season of laughter! and the wonder in their eyes,
and a time to be glad of heart i the privilege of aiding the less
well know. ' I fortunate, the opportunity to
1 cherish and strenghthen friend-
It’s the intangible gifts though,! shipg g^d family ties, the re-
' ' newed spirituaMty, the solid
foundaUons of health, happiness
and love, faith and hope—these
ate the Intangiible gifts.
Blessed indeed is the Christ
mas that brings an abundance of
The Star shone brightly to welcome
the Newborn Babe. May your Christmas
be filled with the Liglit of His Love.
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125 W. Mountain St. Kings Mtn., N. C.
FARM TOP TEN
The Top Ten farm commodi
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and calves: 2. dairy products; 3.
hogs; 4. corn; 5. soylbeans; 6.
eggs; 7. wheat; 8. broilers; 9.
tobacco, and 10. cotton.
For those who celebrate Christ
mas as a holy day, the holiday
is greeted with rejoicing, with
prayer and thanksgiving, in
church and private devotions.
The word ‘'greeting” has a spe
cial significance liere, for her
ald angels singing to shepherds
in the fields and a star shining
in the heavens truly bro.eht
greetings—according to the Re
vised Standard Version of the
Bible, “good news of great joy
which will come to all people.”
'Long ibefore' the December 23
birthdate of Chrst was cele
brated in devotions, it had mark
ed a season set aside for an
other kind of greeting. In north
ern Europe, Teutonic tribes of
pagan times greeted the rebirth
of the sun, of the winter solstice.
Story (M Birth
stimulated and challenged paint-
The Nativity scene has always
ers and sCtJptors.
In turn, great works of art de
picting the story of the birth of
Christ have, through the years,
enriched the lives and enhanced
the spiritual insights of millions.
Earliest Christian art was sim
ple and graphiic, as clear and
ea.sy to appreciate as a comic
ILater, religious painting be-
Earliest celebrations of Christ
mas combined some of the an
cient pagan traditions. By as
sociation with Christian beliefs,
old customs of greeting the sun
became symbolic of a recognition
—a greeting of faith, hope and
Then, Italian Renaissance
painters instilled warmth and hu
manity onto art, renewing, too.
Individual art appreciation,
through their natural, lifelike
Their work gained much from
the stimulus of the changing
times and the new approach to
art, fostered by the support of
the Medici and commissions for
paintings and sculpture from the
iFor instance, Raphael, famous^
ifor the “Sistine Madonna,” came
to Rome from Florence to do a
fresco decoration in the Vati
can at the same time that Miche
langelo was painting the coiling
of the Sistine Chapel.
Artists from other countries,
too, traveled to Italy, there to i
experoence and be influenced by I
Renaissance thought and feeling. I
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