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December 24, 2009 Golden Valley News and Billings County Pioneer Page 3 (, <,,,c ,,, ,, From yourjTiends and family at Beach Medical Clinic INi'I.\\;ID,5 St.Joseph's ttospital ;rod Heahh Cemer OFFICE HOURS: Momtay-Friday 8:00 a.m.- Noon, 1:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Beach Mealie'a/(Jinic 95 end St. NXX Beach, ND 58621 701.872.3777 W w w. s t j o e s h o s p i t a l o r g These are some Christmas memories by Golden Valley Manor residents in Beach, Manor friends, or others: Marian Wosepka When I was a child I remem- ber wanting a baby doll so bad that when I saw it under the tree I got so excited. Santa always came and I would hide under the bed scared to death when hearing the "Ho Ho Ho!" Roger Meidinger 1 remember swimming on Christmas one year while living in eastern Montana. We usually went to my aunt's house for Christmas. We'd go to church and get a bag of candy, popcorn Madeline Bishop Every year we participated in the Christmas play at church - my five brothers and one older sister. After the play we would come home and open our gifts, have cookies and candy. Juanita Baird My favorite Christmas memo- ry was when my husband to be. Les Baird, proposed to me and gave me a ring. One year when I was a young child my parents gave me a Bible and that was one of my favorite gifts of my life. Margaret Allen We always had to hang up our stockings on Christmas Eve. At that time I wore the tong ball an d an apple. The apple was brown ones under my dresses. My quite a treat back then as they mom's stocking was nmch bigger were pretty scarce. Gertrude Jacobs I remember going to the church to see the Christmas pro- gram. Santa would be there and he gave us candy, peanuts, and frosted cookies in a bag. We'd save the bag until we got home. We traveled in a horse drawn sled 4-5 miles. My siblings and I would crawl under a blanket to keep warm. We'd also have a foot warmer - a heated rock - under the blanket that would help us stay warm on our trip home, than anyone's and my dad had told me that if you ask for too much from Santa you wouldn't get any- thing at all. 1 was so worried for my mom that I rolled down the top of her stocking, pimaed it to the other stockings so it would look like the same size as the rest. Stevenson Funeral Home Gloria Hendry I really wanted roller skates one year and got them for Christmas but ther was so much- snow that I couldn't roller skate. My brothers cleared out the hay loft so I could skate up there. Charlotte Langerud I saw a doll in a store window that I really fell in love with. I rushed home and told my morn. The next time I went to the store I looked for the dolt but it was gone. I was so sad. On Christmas morning I unwrapped my gift and there was the doll! You can only imagine how suqrised and happy I was. Gary Reiderer When we were little my older brother and I received holsters from our uncle who worked with leather. He had made them from real leather with studs to keep them together. We were both very happy with our new holsters even though we had to wait a few years to grow into them. Dottie Ingalls On Christmas Eve we hung up our stockings then opened some of our gifts. I was the youngest of nine children who could not keep the Santa secret from me, so I remember knowing the truth all along. We'd even play Santa with each other. I remember wonder- ful Christmas dinners and all the treats nay mother would make. Mary (Zinsli) Cook She tells a story about one Christmas when she was very young and her family the Mike Zinslis - lived on a farm south of "The Butte" near the Kline Ranch. Santa came to the farm- house and gave the young kids sacks of nuts and candy. When Santa left, the two older boys, Louis and Richard, went to watch Santa leave. Then they started yelling, "Santa is stealing our horses!" Santa. the neighbor, had tied his horse at the barn so he returned there to get his horse. This caused grandpa Zinsli to get all his winter clothes on and go check on the horses and Santa. From Our Family to Yours Memy Christmas and HapFy New Year! Traditional Sertrices Cremation Services Pre-Planuing Monuments Funeral  Jon Stevenson Nic Stevenson Scott Huffman L. B. Price Locally Owned and Family Operated Serving Southwestern North Dakota and Southeastern Montana Exploring The birth of Jesus Christ has long been celebrated on December 25 of every year. The first recorded celebration of Christmas dates back to December 25,336. However, it is not known for sure if Christ was even born during the month of December, much less on the day we come together to celebrate. It is speculated that Christ may have been born as early as November op as late as March. However, through time the date of December 25 was adopted as His offical birthday. In the early days of Christianity, there wasn't much emphasis given to celebrating or recording birthdays. Rather. the day a saint died received more emphasis and was considered more significant than a birth. In terms of Christ. some histo- rians and religious scholars sur- mise that Christmas was chosen the first Christmas to be in December to coincide with other religious and cultural festiwds taking place at the same time. The Jews had their "Festival r u of Ll.hts, while Pagans cele- brated Saturnalia, a celebration giving gifts to the poor, but also feasting and drinking. Some say that to prevent his people from paga n debauchery, a Christian bishop at one time established Christmas on December 25 to compete with these other festi- vals. Others believe a different story. When the church reached a consensus that Christ's concep- tion occurred on March 25. it seemed reasonable to simply cel- ebrate His birth nine months later. Regardless of how it started. Christmas remains a time to share in the wonder of Christ's birth and the magic of charity and love this time of the year ! Season's Greetengs. WE HAVE THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST! Office & Computer Products 123 W TOWNE ST GLENDIVE, MT 59330 CALL US TODAY! 1.800.ABC.BOSS 866-483-7900 ww w.stevenso nfuneralhome, corn