Our rescued chocolate Labrador retriever is 7 years old today.  He was 18 months old when he came home with us.

Here he is with our granddaughter 5-1/2 years ago when they first met.  He has always loved the children and been so gentle with them.

Today, he is still a fine young man. (most of the time!)

Christmas Trivia

American billionaire Ross Perot tried to airlift 28 tons of medicine and Christmas gifts to American POWs in North Vietnam in 1969.

America’s official national Christmas tree is located in King’s Canyon National Park in California.  The tree, a giant sequoia called the “General Grant Tree,” is over 300 ft. high.  It was made the official Christmas tree in 1925.

There are two Christmas islands. ~ The Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean was formerly called Kiritimati.  Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is 52 square miles.

Frustrated at the lack of interest in his new toy invention, Charles Pajeau hired several midgets, dressed them in elf costumes, and had them play with “Tinker Toys” in a display window at a Chicago department store during the Christmas season in 1914.  This publicity stunt made the construction toy an instant hit.  A year later, over a million sets of Tinker Toys had been sold.