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December 10

Post by JL on Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 am

Day 10 is upon us!

The answer to yesterday's quote is Jackson High.  James says this to Philip about Niall.

Today's Guess the Quote:

"Gerry, it would probably be a good idea to put some clothes on."

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Story to Check Out: Going Home

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Check out the Christmas tradition we've documented in the ranch world so far.  Maybe R&R will chime in and give us some insights to others we can include Smile

FCR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
*Ranch Traditions
  >Christmas Eve hike, cutting, and decorating of the Christmas tree.
          -Keeper’s Yard, Frontier Mall, Shenanigan’s Overlook, The Twelve Days of Christmas
   >The use of Philip’s special glass ornaments from his childhood.
            -The Willows, Keeper’s Yard, Shenanigan’s Overlook
  >The use of the carved, wooden ornaments made by David and Jasper
           -Frontier Mall, Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >Ranch members returning home for the holiday
            -Keeper’s Yard, Frontier Mall, Shenanigan’s Overlook, The Taverner’s Inn, The Twelve
            Days of Christmas
   >Two Christmas decorations set out on Philip’s old desk in the study-A red poinsettia in a pot, and a small, Wedgewood ornament in a distinctive soft blue and white that depicts three kings stood by a manger. 
            -The Taverner’s Inn
   >Gerry’s last minute Jackson shopping trip
            -The Taverner’s Inn; Frontier Mall
   >New tradition initiated by Dale (and the ‘whats’): Wassailing
            -Freeman’s Field
  >Cheyenne shopping trip for Paul, Riley, Flynn, Jasper and Dale – first started in 1994, Riley’s first Christmas at the ranch. 
   **Additional traditions within this yearly trip are:
     ~Flynn bratting during the shopping trip
     ~Paul making sure everyone (except Flynn who refuses) is dressed nicer than usual
     ~A trip to the candy shop to load up on everyone’s favorite sweets
     ~Flynn and Paul arguing about the necessity of replacing jeans.
     ~Flynn and Paul subtly flirting with each other
     ~Jasper randomly disappearing in the mall
           -Frontier Mall, Shenanigan’s Overlook, Handbags at Dawn
   >Listening to a Christmas record, a cathedral choir from England, that David gave to Philip.
            -The Willows, Keeper’s Yard, Handbags at Dawn, The Twelve Days of Christmas
   >As a ranch family, listening to the world service and the carol service on Christmas Eve that is broadcast from King’s College chapel in England
            -Frontier Mall, Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >Decorating the outer ranch house with lights—usually done by Bear and Gerry, with the help of those available.
            -Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >On Christmas Eve, everyone at the ranch stays up until midnight.
            -Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >The family gets up late on Christmas morning, and the first meal of the day is a brunch in the kitchen before whoever is at home rides out to help with the stock work.
            -Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >Christmas afternoon is spent however people want; on walks, on riding, or with a drive out to the hot springs; and they have a traditional Christmas dinner in the evening and open gifts together afterwards.
            -Shenanigan’s Overlook
   >Luath and Roger had their own tradition of looking at the displays in Macy’s windows
            -The Twelve Days of Christmas
   >Bear over-decorating with lights the home he and Theo share
            -The Twelve Days of Christmas
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Today's Trivia:

1. Dale's usual time for reaching the yard is...?
2.  Phillip had Luath look up the definition of which word?
3. It's the week before Christmas. Where will you find the oldest members of the family holding court?
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Re: December 10

Post by Nonni on Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:44 am

I absolutely love this list of the Christmas traditions - so good to have them in one place.
Although I do wonder how they can all wait until Christmas night to actually open their presents!! I guess if I had a hot springs maybe I could wait until afternoon, but how does one wait until after dinner!!?

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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:30 am

Trivia =2 - pigheadedness. On the Corner of Fifth.
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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:35 am

Today's quote - Philip says this to Gerry in Keeper's Yard just after Paul arrives.
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Re: December 10

Post by Zicat on Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:59 am

As you all probably know by now, I love Lists!! So thank so much for the FCR Christmas Traditions List.
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Re: December 10

Post by iam on Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:35 am

Oh the Christmas traditions list is wonderful! Thank you so much for compiling them so thoroughly. I love that you included Paul and Flynn flirting during the shopping trip.

And wow, Dale has a usual time for reaching the yard?! I never noticed that, only that he has set times for lunch/dinner that he very gently (tries to) bully Paul into keeping. I'm curious what the answer will be.

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Re: December 10

Post by Trisha Louise on Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:42 am

@iam wrote:Oh the Christmas traditions list is wonderful! Thank you so much for compiling them so thoroughly. I love that you included Paul and Flynn flirting during the shopping trip.

And wow, Dale has a usual time for reaching the yard?! I never noticed that, only that he has set times for lunch/dinner that he very gently (tries to) bully Paul into keeping. I'm curious what the answer will be.

Lol. I didn't know either until a reread. 

Cheers 

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Re: December 10

Post by Dells on Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:08 pm

Trivia question 1: Dale’s usual time to reach the yard is around quarter to four. Very Happy

Dale reached the yard at his usual time of around quarter to four ...” — Quarry Rock
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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:16 pm

I can't find a reference, but I think Dale's time to be back in the yard is the same as Riley's - 4 PM.  I have a really vague recollection that he beat that time (at least once) by 15 minutes.

The only exception I can think of is in Shenanigan's Overlook, when Dale and Riley were supposed to be home by 5.
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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Whoops, Dells.  You beat me to it.  Even better, you found the reference!   cheers
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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 pm

Trivia question 3 - the kitchen
  
Taverners' Inn
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Re: December 10

Post by Hayjude on Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Reread Going Home - powerful emotions very well expressed in that story.
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Re: December 10

Post by jkfan on Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 pm

That was a heartrending story - especially when Finn's father plays the piano (Hushabye Mountain I think) and Finn remembers.
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Re: December 10

Post by something31 on Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:34 pm

Oh man, I'd never read going home before and phew. What a wonderful story.

Thanks for the lovely Advent calendar! I'm enjoying the trivia and story mentions.

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