Comments: A Very Special Holiday Thursday Three

Not to pry—well come to think of it—yes I’m prying—did your parents celebrate Christmas when you were a child? Not that you aren’t still one—dang young people.

Posted by jim at December 16, 2004 09:33 AM

No, the first Christmas I celebrated was after I got married. I grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, which in its own way kept OT holy days, but none of them dadblamed pagan holidays, at least back in the days when I was little -- no Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day or Easter for me. It has been a bit of an adjustment for me, but it is kind of nice to feel a bit more normal and for my kids not to have to explain every year why they can't do any of the stuff the rest of the kids are doing.

My parents, by the way, no longer attend church at all, but have not started celebrating any of the things they dropped when they joined the WCG.

Posted by Jordana at December 16, 2004 11:03 AM

I used to listen to the Armstrongs as I traveled across the south. What happened to Ambassador College BTW? It looks like an on-line program now. I vaguely remember that the son had some problems and that hurt the ministry.
Interesting—but most of this will not show up on google but will on yahoo.

Posted by jim at December 16, 2004 11:45 AM

Saaay, "special" isn't in quotation marks for a REASON is it?

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 16, 2004 01:49 PM

Does “special” mean we have to read to Terry—real slow?




Like that?

Posted by jim at December 16, 2004 02:04 PM

Say, which anniversary is "furnace," anyway?

Posted by skinnydan at December 16, 2004 02:11 PM

After washer-dryer and before water heater, if my memory serves, Dan.

Posted by Janis Gore at December 16, 2004 03:07 PM

Okay, why Tannebaum? I don't get the name as reference to the tree. I guess I'm missing something.

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 19, 2004 08:45 AM