Thoughts for today, #447 …. “Candy Canes …. Shepherd’s Staff …. “!!


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~~December 19, 2016~~ 

CANDY CANES

According to folklore, in 1670, in Cologne, Germany, the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral, wishing to remedy the noise caused by children in his church during the Living Crèche tradition of Christmas Eve, asked a local candy maker for some sweet sticks for them.

In order to justify the practice of giving candy to children during worship services, he asked the candy maker to add a crook to the top of each stick, which would help children remember the shepherds who visited the infant Jesus.

In addition, he used the white color of the converted sticks to teach children about the Christian belief in the sinless life of Jesus. From Germany, candy canes spread to other parts of Europe, where they were handed out during plays reenacting the Nativity.

As such, according to this legend, the candy cane became associated with Christmastide.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #447 …. “#SayHerName: Sandra Bland …. “!!


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~~February 8, 2016~~

NEVER FORGET

Remembering Sandra on her birthday

Sandra Annette Bland (February 7, 1987 – July 13, 2015) was from Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and was one of five sisters. She attended Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, then Prairie View A&M University outside Hempstead in Waller County, Texas, where she was a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in agriculture.

Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015.

Her death was classified as a suicide by the county coroner, and was followed by protests against her arrest, disputing the cause of death, and alleging racial violence against her.

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