© 2012 Randy Bish

© 2011 Shorpy.com

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever.
A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay,
ten times ten thousand years from now,
he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Francis P. Church, 1897

"I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."

(click image)

Read Charles Dickens' complete text from 1843

© 2011 Lisa Benson

© 2011 Lisa Benson

WTF?

© 2011 Rick McKee

© 2011 PNC

Despite a sluggish economy and low inflation,
the 2011 PNC Christmas Price Index® rose 3.5 percent
in the whimsical economic analysis by PNC Wealth Management
based on the gifts in the holiday song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

Winter Solstice
December 22, 2011
12:30 a.m. EST

(click telegram for the story)

FDR confuses the Nation in 1939 by declaring
Thanksgiving will be celebrated a week early
to extend the Christmas shopping season.

© 2011 Rick McKee

© Gary Varvel

Thanksgiving 2011

© 2011 Randy Bish

A harsh Winter ahead?

© 2011 Joe Heller

October 31, 2011

Betty Grable - 1933

© 2011 John Cole

"OCCUPY [ your city here ]"

Get over it before Winter...

© 2011 Joe Heller

© 2011 Randy Bish

© 2011 Lisa Benson

© 2011 Michael Ramirez / IBD

It's not the weather...

© 2012 Lisa Benson

New Postage Rates

First-Class Letters: 45 cents
Post Cards: 32 cents

United States Post Office
1775 - ?

© 2011 Steve Breen

Rough weather ahead

© 2011 Lisa Benson

© 2011 Jeff Parker

December 7, 1941

Try again...

...and it didn't catch fire.

1925 Thinking Cap

© 2011 Reuters/AP

Nevermind the weather

NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)

© 2011 Lisa Benson

April 19, 1976 - September 11, 2001

© 2011 Michael Ramirez / IBD

September 11

© 2011 Rick McKee

© 2011 NOAA

August 26 - September 9, 2011

Hurricane IRENE - August 2011

© 2011 Michael Ramirez / IBD

An Earthquake, then a Hurricane...
What's next? Locusts?

Washington and Lee University Seismograph
Lexington, VA   1:51pm EDT

The last quake of equal power to strike
the East Coast was in New York in 1944.
The largest East Coast quake on record
was a 7.3 that hit South Carolina in 1886.

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