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Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 27th, 2013, 2:57 pm
by Rita Hayworth
RedRiver wrote:You can learn a lot about history by watching classic movies.



Very much so, RedRiver and you will not get any argument out of me ... I learned a lot about our history by watching these classic movies and they continues to teach us a new meaning of it every time I watch them. What you written here was spot on. Thanks for sharing that.

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 27th, 2013, 3:06 pm
by JackFavell
Beautifully said, Red.

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 1st, 2014, 7:32 am
by charliechaplinfan
It's amazing how much we have to explain to the kids when watching classic movies even when it's only National Lampoon's Christmas and Summer vacation (yes Joe has a liking for these) the technology, our childhood, God the fashions were awful.

I had a lovely day yesterday, ironing and watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Pal Joey, I haven't watched musicals back to back like it for years, I don't know why it's so much fun.

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 1st, 2014, 10:02 am
by knitwit45
Hello, Alison! Hope your holidays were filled with love and laughter.!!!!
I had to watch all three "Vacation"movies on Christmas Day, too. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :roll:

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 1st, 2014, 3:19 pm
by JackFavell
I think those Vacation movies are a 'boy' thing, my husband likes them too, probably remembers seeing them in the theater.

Alison, I watched Seven Brides too and have been getting back into musicals lately. I think sometimes we think we've outgrown them, that's where I started in classic film. But lately they've been just the thing. I've been enjoying Fred Astaire lately and also saw It's Only Fair Weather, which is deeper and not totally fun, but was very good.

May you have a happy healthy and merry new year! All the best to the family as well.

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 2nd, 2014, 2:16 pm
by RedRiver
I hear young people talk about "great movies" like CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE PRINCESS BRIDE. I want to shake them and say, "Listen to me. THE SEARCHERS is a great movie. CITIZEN KANE is a great one. Those others are just movies!"

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 6th, 2014, 7:41 am
by JackFavell
Have a wonderful time, Masha! It sounds great. Tell me, why no beef stock in the borscht?

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 6th, 2014, 4:31 pm
by ChiO
Is oil also prohibited? Do you get to eat shellfish?

Just curious how the various Orthodox ethnicities or geographic areas may massage the "rules" on fasting. In Greece, each village seems to have its own variations on a theme. A sister-in-law served bakalao (cod) one Saturday during Great Lent and I mentioned that I was surprised. She said that bakalao is always permitted. As our Priest said, "Yeah, for that village's Yiayias maybe."

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 6th, 2014, 5:46 pm
by mrsl
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, MASHA!!!

The dinner you prepared sounds very much like the Polish traditional dinner we used to have on our Christmas eve, when my Mom was alive and prepared it. Unfortunately Mom was a very close mouthed cook and never showed my sister or I how to make things, so when she died, we had to give up the tradition.

Like you, a large fish was the main course with other courses consisting of saurkraut, mushrooms, home-made mushroom soup, mashed potatoes and onions, and other non-meat courses. I really miss it, and regret that I never urged Mom to teach me her recipes. As a bride, my bibles were my cook books received as gifts.
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 6th, 2014, 6:10 pm
by ChiO
As I understand the "official" fasting guidelines, one cannot consume those things that have, or are associated with, blood or animals with blood.

Therefore, no meat, no dairy (including eggs), and no oil. What's the oil's "blood" connection? Because olive oil was stored in animal skins.

Shellfish & cephalopods are okay since they don't have blood (or so the Church says - me, I'm a pre-med drop-out so what do I know).

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 6th, 2014, 7:42 pm
by Lzcutter
Merry Christmas, Masha!!!!

Hope you and Cap have a wonderful holiday! Your dinner sounds yummy by the way!

Re: Merry Christmas!

Posted: January 7th, 2014, 11:43 am
by moira finnie
С Рождеством!
S RazhdеstvOm!
and Have yourself a Merry Christmas, Masha!

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Above: Masha, our favorite Snow Queen, (and friend) on her way to Christmas celebrations.