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Title: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 10, 2008, 08:19:34 PM
I got my desk decorated for the holidays.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
D/P
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: mienaichizu on December 10, 2008, 08:34:08 PM
Merry Christmas Dan and to everyone in this forum

what a really nice Christmas phones you have
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 10, 2008, 09:04:15 PM
 :)  Is the green one MY christmas present?   :)
Bill Cahill
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: BDM on December 10, 2008, 11:11:19 PM
Same to you Dan, ya old radio restoring phone collecting target shooting goat you ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: McHeath on December 11, 2008, 12:01:10 AM
Hey!  That looks just like my red phone!  I'll describe it to you, it's red, old, has a curly cord thingie, and is, uh, red.  So you can just drop it in Santa's sack when he comes to your place and he will return it right away to it's proper place.

Oh, wait, I just remembered that I don't have a red phone.

Bummer.

That's a great looking setup on the desk!  Brings a smile to the face.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mark Stevens on December 17, 2008, 01:54:48 PM
Before the holiday's get so hectic that I forget, I just wanted to take a second to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. (or whatever your Winter-holiday-of-choice is)  You guys are awesome, and it's great that this forum has become a haven for such a terrific bunch of enthusiastic, helpful people.   :D


Merry Christmas!

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bingster on December 17, 2008, 02:14:02 PM
Thanks, Mark!  And a Merry Christmas to all of my fellow forum members from me, too.  I couldn't be happier that our little forum has been so successful in it's short time in existence. 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 17, 2008, 02:39:58 PM
Thank you Mark, and everyone else for helping me down this new path.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all, and to all a Good night.

D/P
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 17, 2008, 05:26:16 PM
Thank you everyone for being so kind to a newbie.

Caption: 

It's Cold!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 17, 2008, 07:40:00 PM
Heres a photo out my back porch, all delivered last night.
Life in Sunny Southern california......

D/P
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: mienaichizu on December 18, 2008, 09:00:14 PM
Merry Christmas too and to everyone to this forum
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Post by: BDM on December 19, 2008, 01:17:28 AM
Merry Christmas all ;)
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Post by: JimH on December 19, 2008, 04:20:41 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone!  I look forward to reading the forum daily!  I feel like I've made many new friends!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: McHeath on December 23, 2008, 05:23:05 PM
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy New Year, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Winter Solstice, and Happy Boxing Day!  (whatever that one is) 

This forum is certainly a pleasant little place on the web, and I too look forward to reading it daily and feel like I've made new friends far and wide as a result.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 23, 2008, 07:28:03 PM
Merry Christmas to all, and, thanks for all your help on this great forum.
And, from my favorite uncle, "Bah, Humbug!"  ;D
Santa came early here.
Dan, better you, than me.....
"Baby, it's cold outside."
Bill Cahill
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2008, 08:50:59 PM
God Bless you all with a safe, healthy, prosperous, and of course, a good phone friendly 2009.

Merry Christmas  everyone
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Steve on December 25, 2008, 01:37:40 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Post by: benhutcherson on December 25, 2008, 08:40:09 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone
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Post by: Sargeguy on December 25, 2008, 10:53:54 PM
Merry Christmas!!! I gave my wife a white WE 500 with a 1960'2 era Peanuts themed dial.  She actually liked it!!! She is a big Peanuts fan and she likes the 500 over any of the older styles.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 20, 2009, 03:02:49 PM
Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and to remind everyone to keep your eyes on the true meaning of Christmas.
Our Lord does not leave presents under a tree, He died nailed to one. Now that's a gift.
D/P ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 20, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone as well!  And I couldn't have said it better myself D/P.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Tonyrotary on December 20, 2009, 05:59:58 PM
or Happy Holidays which ever you prefer. I know its a bit early but just want to wish everyone here best wishes and no matter what kind of holiday you celebrate this time of year, may you all enjoy it. And here is hoping you all get a nice old rotary phone!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 20, 2009, 06:07:27 PM
Thank you Tony, and Happy Holidays to all from Hobie also.  
May the New Year be full of the joyous ring of various harmonious brass bells. Er...gongs.  
And don't spill any eggnog into your favorite AE34 while showing it off to your friends...  ;)

-Matt
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: McHeath on December 20, 2009, 07:05:19 PM
I'm not a religious person D/P, but I certainly wish everyone a happy holiday (Christmas, new years, Hanukkah, etc) season.  It can often be a difficult time of the year, loaded as it is with pretty high expectations for family and friend relationships which may not be what we wish they were.  This forum remains a nice example of how we can all get along, it's one of my favorite online places to hang out. 

So in the words of the famous poem:

"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 21, 2009, 12:27:13 AM
                             



        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                  stub
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: foots on December 21, 2009, 03:44:13 AM
     I wish everybody here a very merry Christmas. Please be safe if you're traveling.
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Post by: dsk on December 21, 2009, 04:25:34 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!

I wish you all a pleasant and peaceful time.
This is the shortest day of the year, and we are now going it brighter and longer days.

Best wishes from Hakadal, Norway.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/Hakadal/th_21122009739.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/Hakadal/?action=view&current=21122009739.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/Hakadal/th_21122009740.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/Hakadal/?action=view&current=21122009740.jpg)
(Pictures from my veranda today)

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 21, 2009, 06:04:33 AM
I agree with DSK.

Very honestly I stood inside that bell in Paris.

 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 21, 2009, 08:37:46 AM
DSK, that is a beautiful view!  Fantastic! 
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Post by: ntophones on December 21, 2009, 08:56:57 AM
Merry Christmas!
I hope everyone has a great, relaxing time.
D S K, those pictures are so very pretty.
It is so wonderful to share such a beautiful season with you all--all around the world.
--ntophones
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: contraste on December 21, 2009, 12:26:56 PM
Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays to all from London.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 21, 2009, 09:27:13 PM
In the true meanning of christmas,
 ....... Merry Christmas!.........
To quote my favorite uncle,
"Bah, Humbug!"  ;D
Bill Cahill

And, I find much to be thankful for. My life, my home, my dogs, my church, and, my God.
God bless, everyone!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 21, 2009, 09:55:38 PM
I believe in Santa Clause and Bill Cahill and his dogs, and Bill Guerts (sp?)and in trying to spell everyone's name better. I promise to never argue with anyone about religions or politics.
I am open and willing to discuss  the interesting revolutionary differences between Dutch and other European telephones from the last mid-century. HEEMAF and PTT.

Otherwise I agree with Bill:

Bah Humbug!


Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: mienaichizu on December 21, 2009, 11:05:57 PM
From the Philippines!
"Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa lahat!"
translated as:
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!"
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 21, 2009, 11:09:59 PM
Matt:

Everyone mispells my name.  I am pretty used to it.  In fact, at work, I have about 4 different aliases set up on the e-mail system so I get my e-mail.  The actual spelling is Geurts (It's Dutch), but I routinely see Guerts, Gurtz. Geurtz Guertz, and those are just the more common versions.  It is definitely not an intuitive spelling, so it does not offend me at all when it gets mispelled.  Usually I am happy enough that people remember me the person, regardless of spelling.

-Bill Geurts
-Bill Guerts
-Bill Guertz
-Bill Geurtz
etc.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 21, 2009, 11:35:27 PM
Bill, I thought it was just me.  I have caught myself misspelling it a couple of times.  And there were probably a couple of times I didn't catch myself and spelled it incorrectly.  It's not that difficult but I flip-flop the u and e nearly every time.

I spent my life responding when people call me Mark.  It's because of my last name.  Even friends I have had for years will accidentally call me Mark.  From my earliest grade school memories, people called me Mark.  Not as a nick name or anything, just like, see ya later Mark. :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bingster on December 21, 2009, 11:37:49 PM
A happy Christmas to one and all!
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Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 22, 2009, 01:12:04 AM
Try having the last name Nakielski!  And that Santa Pic is just a little creepy.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: foots on December 22, 2009, 04:04:16 AM
     I have incorrectly spelled mienaichizu while having it right in front of me.     DSK, that is a very beautiful view. Your veranda looks like the place I'd like to have my morning coffee, for the rest of my life.
     It's really something for me to be here in my tiny little town of barely over 3,000 people in southern Louisiana and get merry christmas greetings not only from all over the U.S., but from places like the Philippines, London, and Norway. All I can say is wow.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bwanna on December 22, 2009, 06:28:09 AM
happy holidays to all.....whatever holiday it is you celebrate ....or donot celebrate. i am wishing that everyone here has a roof over their head, food in their belly & at least one someone who loves them. :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 22, 2009, 03:36:22 PM
Quote from: mienaichizu
"Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa lahat!"

I couldn't have said it any better than that. :D

Tom, you're right, that Santa Clause pic does look a little creepy. I'm really not sure that I'd want him coming into my house on Xmas night. I think he would really scare all my telephones...
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bwanna on December 22, 2009, 07:48:39 PM
that santa does look so very creepy :'(

dag....i would never leave the veranda, if i had a view such as yours ;)

nobody ever mis-spells or pronounces my last name ::) but... i do get that age old question ???
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 22, 2009, 08:47:36 PM
Donna:

There are probably dozens of age-old questions.....? ? ?

-Bill
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Tonyrotary on December 22, 2009, 11:10:25 PM
Merry Christmas everyone. Regardless of what holiday you might celebrate, I wish everyone here the best wishes.  :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 23, 2009, 01:39:34 AM
And Mele Kalikimaka to you too Tony! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_BGqgbxdc

The warmest holiday wishes to you all! 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jsowers on December 23, 2009, 11:27:59 AM
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring plenty of rotary phones to you. I've posted this picture before, but it bears repeating. Here's what you can do with all those pesky promotional keychains. There are Princesses, 500s and Trimlines on there. Yes, it's a bit tacky, but it gets the job done. The phone is one of my favorites, a dark gray with a black dial, from 1954. Most of my guests notice the tree and not the phone.

Also, this is the time of year to count your blessings. Remember those who may be having a rough time this year and give something to your favorite charity or donate your time to a worthy cause.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jiggerman on December 23, 2009, 11:44:26 AM
Nice retro Christmas tree, the phone isn't too shabby either !! Jiggerman
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 23, 2009, 01:31:59 PM
I like your "tacky" and "retro" Xmas tree too, Jonathan. That's what I should do next Xmas when I'm living in my 1954 classic trailer: Get an artificial tree. It will fit right in with my somewhat "tacky" 1950s trailer motif, in a good way. I don't use real trees anymore because of the fire hazard and all the fir needles everywhere. Those pesky needles and tree pitch could really mess up getting clogged inside a telephone... :P

And yes, everyone, count our blessings indeed. Lot's of folks having very rough times, loosing their homes, struggling for employment etc.  I almost lost my home last week until I finally found someone to lease my house and I am now downsizing by moving into my trailer. Yes, it's just a big funky (and yes, "tacky") old trailer, but it's big enough for all my needs and I'm happy in it. Plus, by leasing out my home, I'm helping someone else have a place to live. Downsize, Consolidate, Simplify one's life to the important basics that we really need to be happy. Sell all the stuff that I don't need, etc.. That's my motto for the new year. :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jiggerman on December 23, 2009, 03:14:23 PM
When I was a kid growing up in the 50's I always wanted an aluminum Christmas tree but my folks also thought they were too tacky. I found a small 4 footer in a garage sale this summer. I finally convinced my wife I was going to put it up as long as we have a real tree to go with it. I’ll try and post a pic of the tree if I have the time.

We do have a lot to be thankful for. As HobieSport mentioned a lot of people are going through tough times. I’ll been working as a shipper in a manufacturing plant for the last 37 years and only working 2 days a week for the past year. Thankfully my wife has a steady job so we are getting by. I want to wish everyone a very Merry and Happy Christmas and the best in the coming year, Jiggerman
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 23, 2009, 03:32:18 PM
Jiggerman, have you seen what those aluminum trees are bringing on eBay?  You know the ones from back in the 60's.  The aluminum trees that were merely wooden rods with holes drilled and the "branches" were then stuck in the holes. The motorized color wheel that would shine on them changed them from Green, to Red, to Yellow, or Blue or whatever color.  They go for a pretty penny these days.  They were "ultra modern" in the mid-1960's.

I will echo what others have said here too.  I'm very grateful for my family and friends, to have a roof over my head and a furnace to keep it all warm.   I make an effort to reach into my pocket each time I pass one of the bell ringers from the Salvation Army.  A little goes a long way with the work that they do.  There are many great charitable organizations that do a great job, but especially now they need our help.  For the price of a vintage Model 500 someone can have a warm meal on Christmas and into the New Year.
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Post by: bingster on December 23, 2009, 03:53:57 PM
Here's mine.  It's a little one that my parents bought in the 1960s.  I have a six footer with a rotator and color wheel, but I don't have enough space to put it up anymore. :(

Happy Space-Age Christmas!
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Post by: Dennis Markham on December 23, 2009, 04:20:52 PM
Cool Jonathan, thanks for posting!  I want one!  Guess I'll have to get one off eBay.  We did have a small one too in about 1965, complete with the rotating color wheel.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 23, 2009, 05:51:18 PM
Ah, Xmas Memories from the 60s:

Like Dennis, as a kid circa '65, we also had a rotating color wheel. We'd put it right under the tree and let it shine up through the branches. It was a very cool effect. Even the cats were fascinated with it.

Our Xmas trees were always the real thing, and we used to make fun of the "fake" trees. (I don't anymore.) Our trees were always as big as we could get; about six feet in diameter and from floor to ceiling, even though our house was fairly small. We had a big double bed sized couch next to the tree and we would just lay there with my Mom or Dad and stare at the tree for hours. My friends and I would also stay overnight and sleep under the tree sometimes.

Just finding the trees each year was an all day adventure. The Santa Cruz and Watsonville mountains (central Calif coast) were dotted with small family Xmas tree farms, and we would drive around all day and look at every tree at every farm before we chose one and cut it ourselves. Usually it was some big neglected tree in the corner of a nice old man's tree farm, one that he had "let go" and had stopped pruning because it was too big to sell. So he'd let us have it for about 5 bucks. We'd stuff it into our van, drive it home, prune it to fit, and put it into a bucket with bricks and water to keep it fresh. We'd keep it set up for all of December.

Our whole small town (La Selva Beach) looked great during Xmas. Down the center islands of our double main street were, and still are, large 75 foot high Port Orford cedars, and every year the fire department hangs them with the big old fashioned colored lights. A lot of people lit their houses, too. So almost every frosty evening in December we would talk walks with the whole family and friends all around town and just enjoy it all.

Ya know, I miss all those cheery lights. I might just have to turn into one of those "redneck trailer trash" folks who keep a few Xmas lights year round... ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 24, 2009, 01:25:29 AM
... And that Santa Pic is just a little creepy.

Yeah.  How about something a little more cheerful:
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HobieSport on December 24, 2009, 03:22:17 AM
Hmm. I might just have to use that pic on my Facebook page to wish all my friends a merry Xmas... :o

But if you think that's scary...how about Santa on a cell phone? Now that's scary!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: foots on December 24, 2009, 04:23:11 AM
   Hobie, at least your Santa ain't driving.  Briny, that's a cool looking Santa picture.
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Post by: HobieSport on December 24, 2009, 07:54:00 AM
 ;)
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Post by: Jim Stettler on December 24, 2009, 11:48:33 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, to One and All.
I hope Santa brings you something you Leich.
Jim S.
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Post by: bellsystemproperty on December 24, 2009, 04:04:03 PM
Merry Christmas and be good! Don't be like this kitteh!(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/funny-pictures-basement-cat-attacks-santa.jpg)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bellsystemproperty on December 24, 2009, 04:08:04 PM
Look at the look on the cats face and its eye! It looks so evil!  ;D
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Post by: Tonyrotary on December 24, 2009, 08:21:02 PM
Dennis, so you know a little Hawaiian? Hauoli Makahiki Hou to you! (Happy New Year)
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Post by: Dennis Markham on December 24, 2009, 08:39:15 PM
Tony, I know very little.  I was there last November (2008) on vacation and had a great time.  I thought the Hawaiian people were very nice and knew when I left that I'd like to go back.  Thank you for the native greeting.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 25, 2009, 11:21:25 AM
As usual we celebrate the 24. In the evening someone knocked on the door, and in came Father Christmas or "Nissen" as we say. He had gifts to the children, and no fake beard! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/th_DSCN10899.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/?action=view&current=DSCN10899.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/th_DSCN1088.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/dsk/?action=view&current=DSCN1088.jpg)
Don't tell me he doesent exist!

Merry Chrismas!

dsk
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Post by: bwanna on December 25, 2009, 11:46:40 AM
yes, virginia....er, dag, there is a santa claus ;)   a rainy christmas here in se michigan, but i am still fat & happy. ;D  hope everyone here is too.   happy holidays, all.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 25, 2009, 12:33:32 PM
My folks got me a phone for christmas, hasn't come yet, it's dialless and has cloth cords though!
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Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 25, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Somebody's on a grammar rampage today!
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Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2009, 02:45:36 PM
Somebody's on a grammar rampage today!

Yeah, leave those grammars alone!  Go pick on grammpar...
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2009, 03:13:24 PM
I'm going to send out a Merry Christmas one more time.  This time circa April 1955.

I had some time to spare and thought I'd take a Christmas photo of an old favorite and a new favorite.....this week anyway.

The manufacture date on the green is 4-12-55 and the red 4-19-55. 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2009, 03:22:46 PM
I was just doing the same thing.  I just don't have the other Christmas decor to go with it.  Red one is WE, 6-62, green is SC, 4-71.
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Post by: Ellen on December 25, 2009, 07:22:39 PM
Hey there you-all!   :)  Merry Christmas and everything else from New England.  My house smells like apples - fritters for breakfast, then I made a big apple pudding for tomorrow's party.  Just two of us here tonight - #2 daughter went to work at the hospital evening shift, and the other one has flown the coop and begun the alternating family-holiday dance.

We get our tree from a 101-year-old farmer; she sells the taller ones for cheaper as a way of keeping the stock shorter.  I don't think she does any pruning or trimming.  We wander around the field looking at the tops of the 20 - 30 foot trees, trying to figure out which one looks good in the top 6 to 8'.  Then we cut it down, cut off the good part and demolish the rest.  This year our perceptions were off - it is very lop-sided.  But beautiful nonetheless, with the red and sparkle ornaments my Dad brought home around 1967, and the basket my sister wove of grass in 1972, and the little polar bear with backpack that Gillian made and sent from Alaska in 1986, and so on...

I am buying a couple of older push-buttons phones for my office, because no-one there seems to mind the modern crappy reception.  I would go for dial, but that might get vetoed. 

Best wishes to all and a much better next year than this one to everyone!!

Here is my wish for the world, as painted by me a few years ago.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jiggerman on December 27, 2009, 02:31:12 PM
Here's a photo of my retro Christmas tree with revolving wheel. I also have the rotating base but was nowhere to be found. I got up extra early Christmas morning searching for it but to no avail. Funny thing, I did find two phones in the shed that I didn't know I had. Probably found these in a yard sale before I started collecting phones. One was a 1960 pink Princess and a 1953 moss green WE 500. I’ll post a few pics later if I have time. Jiggerman
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bwanna on December 27, 2009, 06:54:39 PM
jiggerman, nice tree ;) granny had one like it when we were kids.

don't you just love when you find those "hidden treasures"? ;D a little merry christmas from you to you. looking forward to pics 8)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: mienaichizu on December 30, 2009, 09:38:54 AM
jiggerman, I like you retro stereo, Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jiggerman on December 30, 2009, 12:44:51 PM
Hi mienaichizu,
                         Thanks. It's an Electrohome from 1969, still plays and sounds great. Best wishes in the coming year, Jiggerman
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2010, 07:15:59 AM
Merry Christmas. Its the most wonderful time of the year.....Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: teka-bb on December 25, 2010, 07:28:38 AM

A Merry Christmas from the Netherlands.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bwanna on December 25, 2010, 07:48:33 AM
merry christmas everyone! looking forward to the afternoon with my family. this year marks a milestone with two members of the next generation.  :) my grand daughter penelope & my brother's grandson landon.

my wish for everyone is that they are spending time with someone they love.

peace to all.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2010, 09:35:04 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my phone family!
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Post by: Adam on December 25, 2010, 09:59:02 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone!  Hope you all have a Wonderful 2011!

-Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 25, 2010, 10:25:12 AM
Merry Christmas to all you from Norway.
We are celebrating the holiday here at Lillehammer.
About -20 deg C now, Windy, but nice and clear Christmas weather.

This is from the main shopping street :D
(http://www.lillehammer.no/cam/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?resolution=320x240&dummy=1293290191474)

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2010, 10:43:05 AM
Merry Christmas from Michigan! 
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Post by: Tribune on December 25, 2010, 12:53:09 PM
Merry Christmas, One and All
from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mark
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: McHeath on December 25, 2010, 01:02:08 PM
Merry Christmas everyone from California! 

Santa left no phones this year,  :'(.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Tom B on December 25, 2010, 01:14:15 PM
Merry Christmas from snowy freezing (-10) Lancashire - great place to live normally ;) Son, Daughter and Mother in Law have all gone home after Christmas Turkey and Beef clutching a phone each to match their individual office (1), bedroom (2), and lounge (3rd phone ) decor. Gonna have to buy more in the New Year now ;D ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2010, 01:54:13 PM
Merry Christmas from the state of Washington.  Snow on the ground in Walla Walla, and no phones for Christmas, but I did break down an buy myself a 32" HD TV.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Craig T on December 25, 2010, 02:36:17 PM
I was just dreaming of a white Christmas last night, thanks Santa!

Merry Christmas from Michigan everyone!

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bingster on December 25, 2010, 02:38:31 PM
Merry Christmas to all from Virginia!  We're going to get a little snow, but not nearly as much as a lot of you are getting or have had.  All in all, I'd rather be in Lillehammer. What a beautiful place.

I got an AppleTV that I can't get to work.  Don't you love it when you get some fancy gizmo and then have to spend several frustrating days working all the problems out?  Ughh. Some good old Bell System-style reliability wouldn't go amiss in today's products.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan on December 25, 2010, 06:09:48 PM
Merry Christmas. Thanks to stub, I got my S-C 1543 to work today.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 25, 2010, 06:16:15 PM
Merry Christmas all!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Kenny C on December 27, 2010, 05:59:19 PM
2 days late but merry christmas
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2011, 06:53:05 PM
I wasn't sure if we should carry on with last years "Merry Christmas" thread or have a brand new one for this year. A little research shows that there has been a seperate thread each year since 2008 so I've started a new one for 2011 and included links to the last three years just in case anyone wants to start at the very beginning!

So..from Vancouver Canada, I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas holiday and all the best for 2012!

Terry

<edit> Later on I wound up merging all the Christmas threads into one running thread like the other holiday threads on CRPF      Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: JorgeAmely on December 23, 2011, 08:10:01 PM
Merry Christmas to you Terry and everybody else in the group. It has been a very nice 2011.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bingster on December 23, 2011, 08:45:17 PM
A happy Christmas to all!  Here's to another great year of phone collecting.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 23, 2011, 08:47:44 PM
Merry Christmas to all!
Here's to a New Year filled with Old Phones ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 23, 2011, 09:05:51 PM
I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannkah, Yon Kipler, Hammpy Holidays, etc.....
May you all have a blessed New Year.
Bill Cahill  :) ;D 8)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 23, 2011, 09:10:45 PM
Merry Christmas to the guys and gals of the Forum. It really doesn't get any better than this. We have a good thing going....Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 23, 2011, 09:11:49 PM
Merry Christmas to the guys and gals of the Forum. It really doesn't get any better than this. We have a good thing going....Doug

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Happy Holidays, too, from myself and my family!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jsowers on December 24, 2011, 12:06:49 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on the Forum. I hope you have a nice, warm place to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

Below is the picture I used on my Christmas card this year. It was taken in December, 2010, early on the 26th before the sun was all the way up. We had four inches of snow in North Carolina on Christmas evening, which was incredible. It piled up on the tree branches big time. For the first time ever, Christmas at my grandmother's basement (now my aunt's) was rescheduled for New Year's Day.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 24, 2011, 12:21:42 AM
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 24, 2011, 01:21:40 AM
Beautiful picture Jonathan!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 24, 2011, 01:53:20 AM


!!!!!!!!!!!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Forum members and Guests !!!!!!!!   stub
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: teka-bb on December 24, 2011, 03:13:09 AM
Merry Christmas and a happy 2012.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 24, 2011, 05:44:03 AM
I wish you all a Merry Christmas with this telegram:

http://alturl.com/yjzhp

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: liteamorn on December 24, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
A very Merry Christmas to you all.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Russ Kirk on December 24, 2011, 11:58:29 AM
Merry Christmas to all.

(Remco, Cool card,  I have one)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
It used to be that the kids were up before dawn, letting us know Santa had been here. Now, it the Christmas Wait. Waiting for the one who lives at home to get up and waiting for the others to arrive.

I want to open my "new phone." NOW!!

Merry Christmas.....Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2011, 01:43:42 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from The Great Lakes State.  dsk that telegram is pretty cool.  Thanks for posting that.  

No snow on the ground here.  It's a breezy 43 degrees.  I just returned from a trip to Marco Island, Florida where it was a balmy 80+ degrees each day.

Jonathan, your photo is beautiful.  What a contrasting picture.  The blue hue to the snow scene gives one the feeling of the cold while the Christmas tree adds a warm, cozy feeling.  Great shot!

Below are my somewhat recently acquired Model 302's.  Both have Tenite housings.  The Red housing is dated from January of 1955.  I don't recall the housing date on the Green one.    The second photo I posted originally in 2009.  A couple more of my Red/Green favorites.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Vern P on December 25, 2011, 01:57:55 PM
To evey one in telephone land, wishing you a Merry Christmas.

May the season be filled with joy and happinest.

May we remember the ture meaning of Christmas and keep in our hearts thur out the year.

As for the "kid" in all of us, may you get something for you telephone collection. Like a Ivory 1554 or a Brown MPC for the Kellogg Postal C/S.  ;<)

Please remember those who are not with their familyies, and ask God to be with them and keep them safe.

Vern Potter, Milo Kellogg and Jessy 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
Merry Christmas, Vern!

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Babybearjs on December 25, 2011, 04:33:38 PM
and a very merry christmas to everyone from Idaho! we are having a "California Christmas" here. No snow, and highs in the mid 30's to 40's... was absolutely beautiful last night.... crystal clear night and the starts were out in force! great christmas eve! Blessings to all for a bountiful 2012... (though there is rumor that its the end of world this next year) thank you to all for all the help!   john
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2011, 08:48:10 PM
OK, it's 5:45pm Christmas day, and I have been eating almost non-stop all day, and now I am being called to dinner!

**burp**
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 26, 2011, 01:23:47 AM
OK, it's 5:45pm Christmas day, and I have been eating almost non-stop all day, and now I am being called to dinner!

**burp**

Bill...wake up Bill...can you hear me...Bill
You....call 911 and report back to me...

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 26, 2011, 01:32:52 AM
I am sill alive, alive and stuffed.

Thanks for waking me.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: liteamorn on December 26, 2011, 02:47:41 PM
and a very merry christmas to everyone from Idaho! we are having a "California Christmas" here. No snow, and highs in the mid 30's to 40's... was absolutely beautiful last night.... crystal clear night and the starts were out in force! great christmas eve! Blessings to all for a bountiful 2012... (though there is rumor that its the end of world this next year) thank you to all for all the help!   john

I know one thing, if the world does end this year we will all be able to call one another from our phones while it happens :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 01, 2012, 05:05:29 AM
Hi All:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2012 to one and all from little frozen PEI. Brrr - -6 C this morning.

It is now December, the trees are going up, and the cards are being mailed!  My family, cats, and I want to wish one and all a very happy holiday!

Pets love Christmas just as much as we do!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 02, 2012, 10:52:32 AM
Couldn't resist the second photo (Above). They're right, Santa will be blamed!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Babybearjs on December 03, 2012, 01:03:08 AM
stay warm up there in Canada! winter hasn't hit hear yet... still in the 50's....wonder if we are in for another "California Christmas"??   bogus basin ski area isint even open yet (for those who know Idaho) just rain here.... good got my lawn!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 15, 2012, 02:28:29 PM
It's getting closer....10 days and counting. I think all the plans are made and confirmed here now. Where Christmas eve takes place and where Christmas day's activities happen is a rotational thing here for us. Way back when there was a pretty much set rotation but in more recent years it keeps getting adjusted by various outside factors.

This year we are having Christmas Day at my In-laws who live in Point Roberts WA, about a 1 hour drive for us to the foreign country. So we decided we may as well have Christmas Eve at our cabin which is also at Point Roberts. Who can and can not attend on each of the days is all worked out so nothing left now but the count down.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 21, 2012, 09:11:05 AM
Merry Christmas from Hakadal Norway  :)

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 21, 2012, 11:03:49 AM
I travelled through Europe including Norway in 1983 and there was nowhere that reminded me more of home in British Columbia than Norway. The somewhat mountainous terrain, the fjords, forests and even wood frame houses.

Merry Christmas dsk!

Terry

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: teka-bb on December 22, 2012, 07:11:02 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013 from the Netherlands.

The picture shows a train of the Pike's Peak Cog Railway - The world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad AND highest train in the United States at 14.110 ft - 4300 m above sea level. The Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway is an Abt rack system cog railway in Colorado, USA, climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado near Colorado Springs. It was one of the highlights of my last trip to the US together with my dad.

While we were near Colorado Springs we also had the pleasure to visit Jim S. and admired his collection of transparent phones.


Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 23, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
Well, we made it past the end of the world, so a big rush to buy Christmas gifts Christmas Eve :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: George Knighton on December 23, 2012, 09:17:21 AM
Well, we made it past the end of the world, so a big rush to buy Christmas gifts Christmas Eve :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!

Dave

Worst apocalypse...ever.  :-)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Jim Stettler on December 24, 2012, 03:33:30 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013 from the Netherlands.

The picture shows a train of the Pike's Peak Cog Railway - The world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad AND highest train in the United States at 14.110 ft - 4300 m above sea level. The Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway is an Abt rack system cog railway in Colorado, USA, climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado near Colorado Springs. It was one of the highlights of my last trip to the US together with my dad.

While we were near Colorado Springs we also had the pleasure to visit Jim S. and admired his collection of transparent phones.



It Was Great to finally meet Remco,  we go way back to the early days of the atca listserve.
 My disappointment was that much of my collection was packed up due to moving, (same zip better location).

It felt great to finally shake the hand of a long time friend.
Jim
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Jim Stettler on December 24, 2012, 03:35:24 AM
I also meant to say a happy holiday season to everyone.
Jim
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Tech12 on December 24, 2012, 09:54:26 AM
Hey all: Merry Christmas from the UK. Enjoy the Snow guys, all we've got over here is torrential rain & flooding.
Excellent pictures by the way.



Andy
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 24, 2012, 10:14:53 PM
 
                      Merry Christmas every one.              stub
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 25, 2012, 03:03:58 AM
My best wishes for a Merry Christmas, to all of my friends on the forum.

May we all be blessed with a successful and prosperous New Year in 2013.

I'm going to bed now; we'll see what phones Santa has left in the morning ;-)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 25, 2012, 06:03:47 AM
A Merry Christmas morning to all. I don't see anything which rings, but I do see all sorts of toys for the  cats; enough to bring them days of enjoyment. Now that my son is grown up and living away, it is a pleasure watching them at opening time. It isn't a matter of receiving, now, I find it more fun giving, and they are the natural recipients!

My son and his lady visited last night for Christmas Eve Supper, and I gave him a couple of little presents for his Raspberry PI - more to come when they come down next!

So, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas day - the best thing about Christmas are families getting together and smiles on the children's faces, and don't forget about those wonderful Christmas dinners that put on pounds just by simply smelling them cook! Antacids are needed even before they are served ::)

Cold today (-7 c currently), but no snow to speak of. We lucked out and missed the last snow, being on the warm side of the storm. So not a completely green Christmas, but leaving great Christmas driving!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2012, 09:45:37 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone from southeast Michigan.  We got our first accumulation of snow on Christmas eve.  It's not a lot but the ground is covered...perhaps a half an inch or so.  It really makes it feel like Christmas.

I hope whatever you're doing, wherever you go you all have a great day and you're able to spend time with family and/or friends.  Hopefully Santa brought you that special phone or phone part that you've been wanting.

Have a happy, healthy and safe 2013!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 08, 2013, 02:42:20 PM
Hi All:

Who'd have thunk it - December again!  :)

I want to wish one and all a very merry Christmas from Dave, Linda, cats; Smokey, Amber and Bobbi, and the telephone museum of PEI!

Christmas is for pets, too! Bobbi helps decorate and take down the tree, too!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 08, 2013, 02:45:41 PM
I think your a couple days early Dave, but...

That is quite cute with the cat in the tree. Our cat just breaks my moms ornaments...

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 10, 2013, 04:06:36 PM
Very Nice Karl...they are very festive.....Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 10, 2013, 04:24:35 PM
Haha. You read my mind. I was just contemplaining making a picture for the season with phones. Something for my facebookpage, perhaps.

Very nice couple. I especially the red one.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 10, 2013, 05:43:07 PM
No snow here yet. Nevertheless I might make a contribution too, later this week. I already had a rummage around upstairs to collect some material for a picture.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 10, 2013, 05:48:15 PM
Those are some beautiful phones, though the only phones I could do is 500 color pair.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 10, 2013, 05:49:57 PM
C'MON!!! This is exactly what I was planning to do with my twin green 500s and my red 500!!! ;D ;D ;D

Absolutely stunning 302s by the way... :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 10, 2013, 06:29:11 PM
C'mon, Ben & Christian,

     Let's see your 500 contributions, pretty please, with sugar on top? It will just add to the festive mood here, which I greatly value and enjoy. Did I mention "Please"?

Best regards!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 10, 2013, 06:58:53 PM
Okay,

Not my greatest, but here we go. I thought I should make it different than just standerd 500's. So if Christian likes he can share his.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 10, 2013, 07:24:26 PM
Nicely done, Lad! Nicely done.

Best regards!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 11, 2013, 01:37:39 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!

I wish you all a pleasant and peaceful time.
We are soon going to brighter and longer days.
(This is about what I can see from my windows in the morning  ;D)
Best wishes from Hakadal, Norway.


dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 12, 2013, 06:53:35 PM
Been busy the last couple of evenings making an seasonal Facebook picture.

Here it is, best version yet. Maybe I'll work on it some more.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 17, 2013, 05:03:27 PM
The "Elf on the Shelf" set up all the green and red phones while my daughter was sleeping:
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 17, 2013, 05:07:57 PM
My wife thought this would be a cute photo.  I was not amused.  MAybe if it had been the 500s
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 17, 2013, 05:09:38 PM
Well, your not the only one cringing on how she is bending the cords.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Contempra on December 17, 2013, 05:41:05 PM
Nice photo greg . I imagine that she is your girl ..
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 17, 2013, 05:59:27 PM
Ben, cords are made to bend and flex;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 17, 2013, 06:00:52 PM
Yeah, I know, but the coiled ones if you don't have them correctly wound or are miss held start to look like junk..

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 17, 2013, 06:41:47 PM
Makes me want to put some phones out somewhere or on top of our piano, for some reason, I don't think my mother would be too happy.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 17, 2013, 08:38:56 PM
Those are straight cords on those 302s.  The 500s came with a Teletrainer.  I forgot I had them till I was making space for the Christmas tree and I pulled them out of a corner.  A Christmas miracle! Except they are both duds.  The matching date 1960 in green with open faced fingerwheel is will be nice though. 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bridie on December 18, 2013, 09:19:36 AM
I'm loving the Christmas phone photos  ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 19, 2013, 12:28:25 PM
Another Merry Christmas from Greg & Anita!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GR7KV4PMOs&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GR7KV4PMOs&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: unbeldi on December 19, 2013, 03:48:26 PM
I'm loving the Christmas phone photos  ;D
It appears displaying telephones is "Off-Topic" on this forum.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 19, 2013, 09:20:36 PM
Displying phones is not the topic here, the topic is Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 22, 2013, 11:22:16 AM
 >:( The snow has escaped, so I have to update the pictures.  ;)
We have been out in the woods and cut down our own tree as tradition, not the plastic looking beautiful and perfect tree. ;D Just a traditional one exactly as when I was a little kid.
 ;) Actually I love it.
Still waiting for snow.

If you don't celebrate Christmas, you may celebrate the longer days. ;D

Best Wishes from Hakadal

dsk
 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bridie on December 22, 2013, 12:56:47 PM
Displying phones is not the topic here, the topic is Merry Christmas!

I meant the green and red xmas phones :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 22, 2013, 06:38:42 PM
Merry Christmas, the sequel.  Anita and I didn't want to do a full-size Christmas Tree this year, so we got a "mini" Blue Spruce.  The ornament on the left is a Pot of Gold.  Each year we pick out one ornament to symbolize what we hope for in the coming year.  The POG ornament was perfect.  The picture is a little fuzzy because I had to turn the flash off to get the lights to show.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 22, 2013, 08:42:54 PM
>:( The snow has escaped, so I have to update the pictures.  ;)  Still waiting for snow.

Hey, dsk, I can send you some!  ;) We got 8 inches last night.

Just glanced out our upstairs window to see this, our neighbor's colorful display across the street covered with fresh, white snow.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 22, 2013, 09:31:16 PM
Dang, where are you.

In Minnesota we have quite a bit accumulated, but no big snow falls.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 22, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
We had about 5-7 inches of new snow on the ground.  But yesterday it rained most of the day and night and 95% of it is gone.  We were fortunate because the freezing line was just north of us so we missed out on the ice.  That cause power outages in the areas that weren't so lucky.

The snow photo look very nice, as do the others.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 22, 2013, 11:01:01 PM
Weather forecasters were predicting yesterday that Waukesha would get 3-4 inches today. My dad wasn't too happy today when he had to plow double that!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 24, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
Our Christmas snow arrived just a few days to early this year so it is all gone as of yesterday. We don't always get snow over the winter in Vancouver (for example 2010 when we hosted the Winter Olympics!) but most years at some point between November and February there will be just enough to turn driving into a nightmare!

I haven't been around here quite as much as usual lately due to our globe hopping travels now that I am retired which means more travelling to come next year as well.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas holiday and all the best to you all in 2014.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 24, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
Snow? Snow? Nope, not here. We had a storm just now. Rain and hard winds. Temperatures are Climbing. Tomorrow 8 deg C. Friday 11 deg C even.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 24, 2013, 07:25:08 PM
The weather around here has been about 6 degrees warmer than normal the past week or so. Around 83 F, tomorrow we are supposed to get a cold front with a high of only 75.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 24, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
Wow, 75!  That sounds nice.  Here's the extended forecast for the Detroit area...beginning with today.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 24, 2013, 08:42:12 PM
Merry Christmas to all, and special thanks to Dennis and Dave Z for the Christmas Updates!

Cheers!
Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dave Zemens on December 24, 2013, 09:36:33 PM
Happy Holidays to everyone, too.

I am pleased to be able to help out with the software changeover and to make tweaks moving forward that help with the usability of this forum.  My pleasure to be helping out.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 24, 2013, 09:49:30 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bridie on December 24, 2013, 10:53:26 PM
Happy Holidays to everyone!  We've had a bit of snow recently so it'll be a white Christmas.  :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 24, 2013, 11:21:52 PM
No need to dream of a White Christmas up here tonight. What do Wisconsin and PEI have in common? SNOW on the way moving west to east!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 24, 2013, 11:25:41 PM
And lots of snow on the ground! In December so far, we have had (as of Monday) 108 cm whereas normally in December we get about 67 cm. And it hasn't stopped snowing since then! At least we missed most of the freezing rain surrounding provinces got! We often come close to having a green Christmas. Not this year!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 24, 2013, 11:31:45 PM
5-7" snow on the ground here, just enough to make it look 'festive', I reckon... ::)

Merry Christmas to all of you and your loved ones, and a Happy New Year! Be safe out there!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 24, 2013, 11:40:37 PM
And lots of snow on the ground! In December.

Seems we're pikers up here compared to PEI. We're sitting under 8-16" and you are on the edge f 24"+. You can see the lake effect on snow in this map, a lot more snow east of the great lakes. North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin are back to normal snowfall this year, and in time for Christmas.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2013, 01:36:28 AM
All of the 7 day weather forcast maps posted here remind me of the "official' weather forcast from the week of December 21 2012. Very clever of someone!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2013, 01:40:44 AM
Mostly snow-free in the West.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Weco355aman on December 25, 2013, 01:53:15 AM
Just cold at 10:50pm it it 30 Degrees out.
Merry Christmas to all.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2013, 01:56:46 AM
Sure glad I am way up north in Canada where it is several degrees above freezing at the moment!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: twocvbloke on December 25, 2013, 02:07:14 AM
It's lightly dusted with snow here, which has been frozen in place a but through the night, but I doubt the MET office will officially declare it a white christmas... ;D

I'm not a christmas person myself (I'm more of a winter solstice celebrator, which is where christmas originated), but either way it's a great day to eat heartily, celebrate family and drink some rather nice brandy (I have some here actually, quite nice stuff too!!), but, due to my seeping problems, I'm off to bed shortly, but shall be up in time for christmas dinner (I hope!!), we're having roast pork shoulder this year... :D

Anyway, enjoy your christmas day (or whichever celebration you choose), and definitely be well and truly merry by the end of the day!!! (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/purple.gif)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 25, 2013, 08:11:01 AM
     Merry Christmas to all of you on the Forum, and all of your Loved Ones. I hope Santa finds the cookies and millk, but I left him a 302 to call for assistance, if need be! ;)

Blessed Be, Twocv!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 25, 2013, 10:09:40 AM
Merry Christmas, yall.

We got about 2.5 inches of snow, which I promptly got up before the guests will arrive.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2013, 10:56:21 AM
Merry Christmas to all my frinds on the Forum......Doug


Post your Telephone Presents!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: paul-f on December 25, 2013, 11:36:38 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: JohnInWI on December 25, 2013, 12:27:04 PM
Merry Christmas to all my fellow phone fanatics and their families!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS ;D
Here's to many many phones under your tree!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 26, 2013, 05:04:39 AM
Final thought for Christmas 2013:
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 26, 2013, 11:32:31 AM
Final thought for Christmas 2013:
Christmas may be over, but not Winter!

Special weather statement for P.E.I. issued
 
 A potential winter storm could affect the island tonight and early Friday morning. A second storm is possible for Sunday night and Monday.
 
 A low pressure system is forecast to develop near Cape Cod this evening and intensify as it tracks across Nova Scotia overnight tonight to lie east of Cape Breton Friday morning. This system is expected to bring snow and gusty winds to most of Prince Edward Island tonight.
 
 There is still uncertainty with respect to the track and intensity of the system. It is possible that some regions may require a snowfall warning as more than 15 centimetres of snow could fall during the overnight period tonight.
 
 The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.
 
 A second winter storm is expected to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard late Sunday and track northeastward passing near Nova Scotia on Monday. This system could bring significant snow and strong winds.
 
 Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of these two weather systems providing updates as new information becomes available.

Will the U.S. please keep its snow to itself? 120 cm and counting!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 26, 2013, 11:50:33 AM
Christmas may be over for me, but not time to play with my new Panasonic 616!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 26, 2013, 12:40:43 PM
Christian, that seems like a fun gift, I've had a heck of a time trying to program mine, but my patience comes in streaks.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Kenton K on December 29, 2013, 02:45:13 PM
Just got a phone in perfect for the holidays. Must be an original *Graham*-Bell Telephone!  ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 29, 2013, 03:04:41 PM
Hey, that sure is neat. I'm sure it tastes good too.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 24, 2014, 05:21:57 PM
Its Christmas Eve and I am off to take my kids and grandkids out to dinner. It is a family tradition that grows larger every year. This is Janet's favorite day of the year with all her kids. The children have other family commitments so we do not always see everyone on Christmas, but we DO see everyone tonight!

Merry Christmas to all my friends on the list.

May the phone you are hoping for be under your tree tomorrow morning.   ;D...Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 24, 2014, 05:38:50 PM
Merry Christmas!

My wife and I are visiting one son and two grandkids.  Others in the family have kind of moved all over the place and it is hard now to see everyone at the same time! 

Judging by the stuff under the tree, it will be great. 

I was out driving around earlier this afternoon.  What a mess.  I am glad I am back to the computer and kind of bored waiting for dinner.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: tallguy58 on December 24, 2014, 06:43:43 PM
Merry X-Mas to all.

Peace.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Russ Kirk on December 24, 2014, 08:14:05 PM
Merry Christmas ad Happy Holidays everyone!
🎅🎁🎄
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 24, 2014, 08:31:43 PM
. . . and a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Kenton K on December 24, 2014, 08:32:30 PM
Merry Christmas and seasons greetings from the West Coast!!!
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.

-Ken
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 24, 2014, 08:59:30 PM
Merry Christmas 2014!
     This is the time of year to take stock of, and be grateful for one's blessings, (if you don't bother on a regular basis every day...) ;)

     I want all my friends here on the forum to know that I rate you quite high among the many things I am blessed with, and wish the lot of you a very Merry Christmas!

     With my very best regards to all of you, and all of yours!!!

     Be happy, be safe, and I'll see you on the other side! ;D

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: unbeldi on December 24, 2014, 09:44:34 PM
Here's one of Santa's Prize Packages !
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 25, 2014, 04:18:01 AM
Merry Christmas from Norway!

-15 deg C and nice weather.

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 25, 2014, 06:41:38 AM
Merry Christmas from PEI! Warm, rain, 13 deg. c.

No phone presents this year, but I did get some great health news on Tuesday. I gave an NE554 and an 717GC to a young fellow beginning his collection later that day. More for him in the spring when we see how he gets along with the first ones.

This young fellow had his first introduction to antiques and old phones in the museum last fall. When he left then, I gave him an insulator. He will be back in the spring!

Guess that's what Christmas is all about. He was one very happy 6 year old!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: david@london on December 25, 2014, 08:13:16 AM
i would think that 6 years old is just the right age to receive your first classic rotary phone !

sunny here in london,
happy christmas c.r.p.f. !

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2014, 08:58:18 AM
Merry Christmas to all my fellow Phone addicts and to your families, especially the ones who put up with our little "hobby"!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2014, 09:38:31 AM
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the Detroit area.  39 degrees F with no snow on the ground this year.

I wish you all a happy, healthy 2015!

~Dennis
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 25, 2014, 10:38:14 AM
i would think that 6 years old is just the right age to receive your first classic rotary phone !
You know 6-7 seems to e the best time to interest a child in a hobby. Just around the time my son had his seven year old birthday, I built and gave him an IBM XT clone many years ago. He became a true computer expert, building servers by the time he was 9, then the kid teachers went to for computer advice in high school, then network admin for a local ISP for seven years before going back to school so his knowledge would be documented. That he passed with the highest marks they had ever had a student get, and is now working in Ottawa as a Network Administrator.

The only sad thing about that is he is living away. We sure miss him most of the time, but HE IS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS this year!

Dave
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 25, 2014, 12:43:22 PM
Merry Christmas, everybody.  I thought I'd share a great joy, a mahogany brown 500 under the tree. (I would have been more artistic with the photo, but all of the gifts were unwrapped at that time.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2014, 05:11:23 PM
A couple years ago I found a 293A under the tree.  This year, I repaid my wife with a new laptop.  No, not phone related, but she has really been wanting one.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Weco355aman on December 25, 2014, 05:34:27 PM
Merry New year and Happy Christmas. (Merry Christmas ) to all.
Just finished dinner and now to phone stuff.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2014, 06:49:03 PM
Merry Christmas to all!  Anita and I went to see the musical version of "A Christmas Story" in downtown Seattle on the 24th.  After the show, we went across the street to a restaurant for lunch, and we spotted a British phone booth.  It was all locked up and empty, no phone in it.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 25, 2014, 07:38:12 PM
Merry Christmas to all!  Anita and I went to see the musical version of "A Christmas Story" in downtown Seattle on the 24th.  After the show, we went across the street to a restaurant for lunch, and we spotted a British phone booth.  It was all locked up and empty, no phone in it.
Nice pic!

     Looking quite dapper, handsome, and sharp, as always, Greg! 8)

          Happy Holidays!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2014, 10:06:37 PM
Merry Christmas to all!  Anita and I went to see the musical version of "A Christmas Story" in downtown Seattle on the 24th.  After the show, we went across the street to a restaurant for lunch, and we spotted a British phone booth.  It was all locked up and empty, no phone in it.
Nice pic!

     Looking quite dapper, handsome, and sharp, as always, Greg! 8)

          Happy Holidays!

Best regards!


Thank you!  Funny thing was, this story was set in the 40s, and I was glad to see the live musical version had a period-correct telephone.  I spotted a WE Space Saver on the wall.  It was used in the scene where Ralphie's mom called another mother after Ralphie said he heard the "Fudge" word from another boy. 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 26, 2014, 01:37:42 AM
After the show, we went across the street to a restaurant for lunch, and we spotted a British phone booth.

I see all the evidence I need in the background of your picture Briny. The "ant & Cas".... is the "Elephant & Castle". We had them hear in Greater Vancouver (not sure if there are any left here now though) and they always had a GPO booth out front.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Melanie W. on December 26, 2014, 01:12:52 PM
Merry Christmas All!  I hope you all had a lovely, blessed Christmas.  Was nice to get back on here and read through everyone's greetings and well-wishes and humorous pictures. :)

This Stromberg-Carlson 1543 (wall version) was under the tree for me.  Apparently the word is out among the family, my brother-in-law had me for the gift exchange this year and I was quite surprised to get this.  I believe there must have been some colluding between him and my husband because this phone is a mess!  I could just hear him wrapping saying, "this outta keep her busy for awhile!"  Stamped on base: "1543G  50-"  I'm guessing 1950?  Anyway, its my first SC.  :-*

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year fellow Phone Lovers!  -Melanie

-------------------------------------

NOTE: The discussion of this phone has been split out of here and into it's own, separate topic which can be found at:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13332.0

Further discussion of that phone should take place there.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: tallguy58 on December 26, 2014, 05:59:23 PM
Dave is always gracious enough to play Father Christmas...even in August when I left there with a couple of gems and my son with an insulator.

Continued good health to you Dave.

Happy new Year
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 11, 2015, 09:42:38 PM
Hard to believe it is only two weeks away! Jeffery sent us this photo of Grand-cat, Misty, a pretty little Bengal a couple of weeks ago, and I have decided what better photo could there be for the Holiday Season! Misty and Jeffery and Crystal will be here for three weeks soon! Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season from all of us! Santa Claws!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 18, 2015, 03:57:46 PM
A little early this year, but here are my Christmas greetings for you:  http://tinyurl.com/q4wdkjj (http://tinyurl.com/q4wdkjj)
dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 21, 2015, 07:48:33 PM
Happy Holidays from Linda and David at the home of the Telephone Museum of PEI!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 22, 2015, 03:42:56 PM
My Christmas break starts 10 minutes from now, and I will finally be in the Christmas spirit! At this point I don't care that we probably aren't getting snow in time, but there's more to the day than snow!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 22, 2015, 06:22:04 PM
The CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad) Holiday (Christmas) Train.....

https://www.facebook.com/dbhansen2/videos/482928215211294/

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 23, 2015, 02:51:43 PM
Very cool train, Terry.  Thanks for posting that.

56 degrees (f) here in the Detroit area today.  It's not beginning to look like Christmas.

~Dennis
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 23, 2015, 03:00:55 PM
Very cool train, Terry.  Thanks for posting that.

56 degrees (f) here in the Detroit area today.  It's not beginning to look like Christmas.

~Dennis
56 degrees here as well, Dennis, and also raining. I was hoping for snow, or at least a cold front, but neither one is here. :'(
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 23, 2015, 03:25:47 PM
We have had some oddly specific snowfall in our neighborhood today.

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 23, 2015, 03:30:02 PM
The ground is just about bare here, and will be by Christmas.... I'm dreaming of a Green Christmas!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: unbeldi on December 23, 2015, 04:04:32 PM
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Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 23, 2015, 07:52:11 PM
Merry Christmas and thanks for the holiday lights and sights!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2015, 07:56:44 PM
I raise you a Speakerphone.....

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 23, 2015, 08:14:05 PM
I raise you a Speakerphone.....

Terry
Nice Garnet Red, Terry...

Is it Tenite?
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 23, 2015, 08:48:23 PM
Here's my 'Merry Christmas' picture contribution!

In case anyone's wondering, the Green is from '55 and the Red is from '56. What great years for Christmas time!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2015, 10:37:23 PM
I raise you a Speakerphone.....

Terry
Nice Garnet Red, Terry...

Is it Tenite?

Yes it is an early soft plastic AE80 dated October 1959. From not very much earlier than this AE started dating their phones. Smells like cheese....

Unfortunately there are no dates on the Jade Green 880 Touch Call Speakerphone but its base label is missing that likely would have had the dates on it. Probably 1970 or early 70's. The 880's are one of those phones that are quite a bit more rare in Touch Call than Rotary. Like the 3 slot payphones.

Your early 500 Christmas display looks great as well Christian!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Buzby on December 23, 2015, 11:33:24 PM
Nice display, Terry!

Can I grab some points for finding Waldo?  ;)

Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: compubit on December 23, 2015, 11:35:21 PM
Nice pics, guys!

Wish I were home to enjoy the phones, but am with the family for Christmas.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and gets to enjoy some down time from work.

Jim
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2015, 11:47:17 PM
Nice display, Terry!

Can I grab some points for finding Waldo?  ;)

Merry Christmas!

Yes, I tried to minimize that situation but that was about the best I could do. At least I am dressed.....

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2015, 07:51:43 AM
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 24, 2015, 10:15:51 AM
Merry Christmas, everybody!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: JorgeAmely on December 24, 2015, 11:51:22 AM
Merry Christmas to all the forum members and may the new year bring you all the phones that went uncollected in 2015.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: NorthernElectric on December 24, 2015, 05:07:39 PM
I'll add my wishes for a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone!

 ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 24, 2015, 05:45:04 PM
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night . . .
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 24, 2015, 05:48:35 PM
Merry Christmas (eve), all!

Ben
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 24, 2015, 07:39:57 PM
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all!

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/norad.asp


Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Buzby on December 24, 2015, 10:50:22 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2015, 11:19:30 AM
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: andre_janew on December 25, 2015, 12:02:10 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Russ Kirk on December 25, 2015, 01:03:55 PM
Merry Christmas eveyone! May you and your family have a safe holiday season!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2016, 12:10:20 AM
A followup to my post (pg 15 - reply 217) about the CPR Christmas Train.

Original link to video of the train:
https://www.facebook.com/dbhansen2/videos/482928215211294/

There is a train bridge at Lethbridge Alberta (used to be an AE Canada Telephone manufacturing plant at Lethbridge) called the Lethbridge High Level bridge. Picture below.

A photographer caught the Holiday (Christmas) Train on the bridge in fog this year. It has been described as a picture if Santa's Sleigh. Copies were made and sold to benefit charity. Second picture Below is best if you click on it to enlarge.

Terry

About the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
CP's annual Holiday Train program is a rolling fundraising event that travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues, hosting free holiday concerts along the way. Since 1999 the program has raised over C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food. Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 05, 2016, 09:07:00 PM
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Dec 2016 from our home!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Pourme on December 05, 2016, 10:13:10 PM
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: andre_janew on December 06, 2016, 07:23:06 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 06, 2016, 09:41:08 PM
A followup to my post (pg 15 - reply 217) about the CPR Christmas Train.

After reading the Christmas posts today, noticed the one just above DavePEI's which was Terry's about the CP Christmas Train. Googled it 2016 route and stops about 1 pm to find it was coming through my area at 5:40 pm - not cutting that close, was I?

Got to a good spot about 5:10, the second car there. The train was late (anyone ever know of a train to be on schedule?). Came through about 6:20. I was about 30 feet from the tracks as it flew by (had to make up time in the schedule, I guess), but it was worth the 45  minute wait on a dark, windy 26 degree F night.

A very nice thing to see. They do it well and nothing spared on the decoration lighting. It looks much better in person and had I had more time to scout out spots, I would have picked one over an open field and at a distance, I was too close.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 06, 2016, 10:12:57 PM
Ahh, you made it! CP (Canadian Pacific) doesn't have much track in the US (though they were recently trying to obtain at lot more) so that is great that it came by close enough for you to go see it.

I should have had you toss a box of extra phones and stuff onboard as the Christmas Train will be here only about 5 miles from me on December 17.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Owain on December 08, 2016, 03:32:25 PM
Sheep is all dressed up in Santa suit and is staffing the PMBX (with a Silver Jubilee Compact as an operator phone) waiting for christmas present requests.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 08, 2016, 06:38:55 PM
Do you put milk and cookies out for "Sheep" on Christmas Eve?

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Owain on December 09, 2016, 03:07:35 PM
Do you put milk and cookies out for "Sheep" on Christmas Eve?

We don't do "milk and cookies" in the UK.

Glass of sherry for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph are the usual offerings.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 18, 2016, 01:32:59 PM
I have already posted our personal Christmas greeting, but I was going to go over to the Museum today to get a photo of my NE QSD-3A green payphone dressed for Christmas as we used to do before I started the Museum. Alas, I messed up my knee again this morning, and with the ice between here and the museum, decided a change of plans was in order. So, there is my N-1317 phone which we have in the house dressed for Christmas.

The phone has the proper NE MD-2127 conversion to a handset phone as was done many years ago to many of these by the telephone company to provide a more modern feel to their customers. The old transmitter and transmitter bracket was to be removed from the front of the phone and replaced with a proper apparatus blank. The Receiver and cord were to be likewise removed. The switch-hook fulcrum pin was to be removed and a correct handset fork was to be installed. These were all provided in the NE kit.

So, this will be this year's official Christmas Greeting for the Museum!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 18, 2016, 05:28:58 PM
Merry Christmas!  From my AE 40, My 9-56 birthday phone and myself.  Have a warm and safe one.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: DavePEI on December 19, 2016, 11:18:39 PM
S'side journal 1955 from Mike Gaudet.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 20, 2016, 04:56:34 PM
Let's not forget Kwanzaa!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: andre_janew on December 20, 2016, 05:47:38 PM
I think you mean Quanzaa.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 20, 2016, 06:14:06 PM
Kwanzaa is correct
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 20, 2016, 07:23:18 PM
I think I got the order of the candles backwards :-[
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 20, 2016, 07:49:58 PM
Isn't it almost Festivus time also? 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 20, 2016, 08:40:03 PM
Yup, for the Rest of Us! ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 20, 2016, 09:53:57 PM
Christmas tree made up of old die cut Bell System signs converted to birdhouses. :'( :'( :'( 
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 20, 2016, 09:58:35 PM
Think about all the little birds starting up their families in them bells!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 20, 2016, 10:02:54 PM
Actually, upon closer inspection they are not the die-cut porcelain signs (that sell for $1200 or so) but something else.   Those would have read "Local & Long Distance" whereas these say "Bell System".  Maybe the Bell System did make birdhouses?
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 20, 2016, 11:21:44 PM
There were worse ways to advertise.  :D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Vern P on December 23, 2016, 01:34:52 PM
Wishing all those in the telephone family a, Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah for 2016.

May the blessing of both be with you through out the year.

Vern P.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2016, 03:41:47 PM
This place is just a little bit better with Vern back don't you think?

Same back at you Vern and to everyone here on the Classic Rotary Phone Forum as well. My wife Kim and I hope that everyone enjoys the Christmas holidays.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: GTE Rick on December 23, 2016, 08:27:03 PM
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Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 23, 2016, 08:58:08 PM
I wish I was getting a 20-B with a 122 OST receiver for X-Mas!!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: unbeldi on December 23, 2016, 09:31:51 PM
Don't buy me these.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 24, 2016, 02:19:31 AM
I wish you all a Merry Chrismas!

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
Calling you from the kitchen to wish you a Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 24, 2016, 09:36:14 AM
Agreed, welcome back Vern!

Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah to all!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 24, 2016, 07:25:58 PM
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Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2016, 01:28:16 AM
So far, so good.  Anita and I are hold up with plenty of food, drink, logs for the fire.  Much better than last year, which was a disaster.  Here's the story as Anita has documented it:

OUR CHRISTMAS 2015

We are still recovering from last Christmas. It was such compilation of disasters. Firstly, Greg arranged to have new windows installed to replace the 50s-era single pane windows, and the 2 huge living room windows and the kitchen windows reset. We had to make a 3 ft space in front of all the windows for access—not a small job; and take down living room curtains.

While moving the furniture, Greg accidentally knocked his computer off his desk and damaged it. He took it in for repairs, which entailed a week without his computer. He suffered huge withdrawal symptoms, assuaged by using my computer. The computer still had problems after the "fix", and he had to take it back a couple more times, but still had problems.  He decided not to throw good money after bad and gave up on it and bought a new computer.

Our telephone landlines went out—no dial tone. Century link told us we could have service by Jan 12, in two weeks. How kind!

We got limited telephone service after Greg called the phone company multiple times and tried a variety of fix suggestions he found on-line. Then we got one short ring and woe betide us if we didn’t get there in time.

We set out to buy a Christmas tree on Dec 20th. Three places we went to were sold out. The last place told us that Costco had bought out tree farm inventories leaving limited numbers for smaller retailers and customers like us.

We were both pretty tired and grumpy by the time we found a place with a few trees left. We wanted a small 3 ft tree but the smallest one they had was 5 ft. We bought it.

When Greg went to bring the truck around to the loading area, he noticed the dash light on that said a door was open.  He tried opening and shutting the passenger door several times, but it still wouldn't shut completely.  He gave up and drove around to the loading area.  When he got out to check the passenger door, he discovered the reason it wouldn't shut - his cell phone, which had slid off the seat and into the door jam and was crushed. Now our only reliable phone was my very basic flip cell phone that I usually keep turned off.

But wait, there's more!

The next excitement happened at 11:30 pm Christmas eve. The toilets and the bathtub blocked up. After trying the usual chemical drain openers to no avail, Greg found a few emergency plumbing services, and called them at midnight. The first place said they couldn’t come until between 9 and 12 Christmas day. Greg tried another service and they said they could be with us in about 2 hrs. We found out the plumber, Tim, had to come all the way from Tacoma.

When Tim arrived, he couldn’t find an access to the pipes from outside so he had to reach the blockage from the bathroom by taking off the toilet (in our newly remodeled bathroom). He started cleaning the pipe with his large noisy grinding machine then the machine broke. Tim said he would have to get a new machine from the main office in Auburn and he would be back in 2 ½ hrs—about 6:30 am. Greg and I went to bed for a nap. After using the new machine for 20 min or so, Tim said the pipe was so clogged with tree roots, the machine couldn’t clear it. The fix entailed digging a trench in the backyard and replacing several feet of pipe. Three thousand dollars later, we had a clear-out access to our sewer line pipe in the backyard and were once again able to flush the toilet with confidence. Even then, it was only a temporary fix.  It was a few more weeks before a permanent fix was done, inspected, and the pit filled in. 

So, this Christmas we are hunkering down with spirited refreshments, a fire, and no commitments.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2016, 01:45:34 AM
Are you certain that you have enough RUM on hand this year Greg?

Merry Christmas everyone.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 25, 2016, 03:51:45 PM
A heart-felt Merry Christmas to all!.  I am visiting my oldest son and their two kids, and my grand-daughter and her two kids will be coming over later today.  It's great spending time with the family when we all seem to be spread out all over the place these days.



Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2016, 07:16:18 PM
Merry Christmas to all my friends on the Forum. ,,,Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 25, 2016, 10:03:35 PM
I hope everyone has had or is having a Merry Christmas.

Greg, that is quite a story from last year.  I'm glad that 2016 has been better for you.  I hope I didn't jinx it since there is still a week left.

I hope Santa was good to everyone.

~Dennis
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 25, 2016, 10:30:21 PM
Santa stopped by the garage tonight on his way back to the North Pole. He needed to use the phone and wanted to say Merry Christmas to all the Classic Rotary Phone Forum members. Santa showed me some buffing techniques, he said he had been doing this over the summer months. My dog Midnight even enjoyed a treat from Santa. He really enjoyed looking at my phone collection and then in a flash the door closed and he was gone, all I heard was a HO HO HO.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on November 13, 2017, 12:44:29 AM
This may seem early but it is only 12 days until the CP Rail Holiday Train begins its 2017 journey from the east side of the continent  to Terry's back yard, a month's long journey on both routes.

They must have two trains since the Canadian stops mirror the US stops. 12/3 where I live so it you are on or near the route, it is quite the thing to see in person.

http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/united-states
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on November 13, 2017, 01:15:59 AM
Oh wow, it’s that time of year again ALREADY! I’m not ready....

Having Two trains must be new for this year. I think they just had the one that did some time in the US before heading west but this year it looks like a much longer route through the US so I guess they have decorated a second train now.

<edit> checking CP Rail on Wikipedia, it mentions that there are two Holiday Trains but doesn’t indicate whether this is fairly new or not. Added the third picture below which is the Wiki section referencing the Holiday Train. <end if edit>

The CP Rail Holiday train certainly does finish up in my back yard. We are right between the Port Moody and Port Coquitlam stations, the final two stops. Port Moody was the original west coast destination of the Canadian Pacific Railway as there is a long inlet (Burrard Inlet - second picture below) of the Pacific Ocean running east (inland) past downtown Vancouver, Burnaby all the way to Port Moody so this was the original Western terminus. But, the next year they added another 20 miles of track to service the newly established city of Vancouver.

From Christmas 2015, (back a couple of pages in this topic) the Holiday Train crossing the Lethbridge (Alberta) High Level Bridge in fog.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=372.msg160386#msg160386

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2017, 08:02:24 AM
Merry Christmas 2017
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 24, 2017, 08:09:03 AM
Merry Christmas to all of you!

A picture with no visible phones, here is the Scandinavian way of celebrating:
This evening at 5PM the Christmas officially starts, and most families starts on a loooooong dinner with traditional food, and the children just waits for the evening, and opening of gifts.  Sometimes santa comes with the gifts, sometimes he has been there all-ready and put them under the tree.    ;D

Merry Christmas

PS We are so lucky to be able to go in to the woods and find our tree there, as tradition is. Not a tight farmed tree, just a wild one.
DS
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 24, 2017, 08:34:16 AM
Merry Christmas!  It has been more soaked than picturesque here, but everything works out.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: jsowers on December 24, 2017, 09:52:35 AM
Beautiful tree, dsk. I wish we had trees like that in NC. All the ones for sale are exactly as you describe, tight and sheared and some idealized version of a tree. I prefer the natural look tree like you have and it's the same kind I remember from childhood, before Christmas tree farms took over and ruined the trees. It would be less work for them, but they just don't see it that way.

I like your candle lights too. I have one or two sets of Philips candle lights--not enough for a whole tree.

And as 19and41 said about GA, it's pretty soggy outside here in NC too, but not too bad. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Haf on December 24, 2017, 11:20:34 AM
Liebe Sammlerfreunde,

Ich wünsche allen hier ein schönes und friedliches Weihnachtsfest!

Merry Christmas to all from gray and misty Germany- again no white christmas.

And Duffy, you should put christmas decoration to the frigerator motor instead of notes, to me looks like some technical version of a christmas tree ;)

Again- Merry Christmas to all members from CRPF and everybody else!

Haf
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 24, 2017, 12:08:59 PM
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Duffy: Santa didn’t have time to do some buffing on his visit this Year?

dsk: Thanks for helping us understand the Norwegian Christmas celebration. My son-in-law was born in Germany and they have the same tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve.

Brinybay: I hope the warranty on your drains doesn’t expire right at Christmas this year!

I didn’t make it to the CP Holiday Train this year as rain was absolutely pouring down on a very cold day here so at the last minute we decided to try again next year.

Here’s hoping that everyone has a wonderful holiday spent with their friends and family.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dlvh on December 24, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
Good Day all,

I'm very new here to the CRPF, but just wanted to wish everyone, the very Merriest of Christmas' & Holiday Blessing to you all!

dlvh... David
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Butch Harlow on December 24, 2017, 12:36:27 PM
Merry Christmas to all! I have spent the last few days sitting on my kitchen counter, plugging dimes into my Gray/Western payphone and calling friends I haven't spoken to in awhile. I have the CRPF to thank for all the help, parts, and friendly support for the joy of doing so. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a wonderful, successful, and healthy new year.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: twocvbloke on December 24, 2017, 12:46:31 PM
Or Winter Solstice (21st December!)... ;D

And about as christmassy as I'm getting (one of those miserable non-christmassy types here!!):
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 24, 2017, 04:56:12 PM
Wow, Another Christmas!  9 years for the forum and 8 for me on this forum!  Time flies! 



Merry Christmas, everyone!



Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2017, 05:37:19 PM


And Duffy, you should put christmas decoration to the frigerator motor instead of notes, to me looks like some technical version of a christmas tree ;)


Haf

Yes Haf, I will remember for next year. That 1927 General Electric Monitor Top Fridge would look good with lights on it.

Thanks for the great idea.
CDN Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2017, 05:43:40 PM

Duffy: Santa didn’t have time to do some buffing on his visit this Year?


Sorry Terry,

I used last years picture and modified the note, as I haven't seen him yet.
But he promised he would be here later tonight to visit my dog Midnight.
I'll post the pictures later tonight.

Any requests?

CDN Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 24, 2017, 05:51:43 PM
I'll post the pictures later tonight.

Any requests?

CDN Doug

Midnight leading the rest of the Raindeer? (after sharing the snack with Santa of course....)

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2017, 06:14:17 PM
Midnight leading the rest of the Raindeer? (after sharing the snack with Santa of course....)

Terry

Santa always brings Midnight Benny Bullies Liver Snacks.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 24, 2017, 06:47:23 PM
Merry Christmas to all! :D

This is the most uneventful Christmas I have ever been a part of. There has been lots of remodeling going on in our house, mostly in the kitchen and dining room, leaving us to store everything from those rooms in the living room. There is absolutely no room for setting up any Christmas decorations or activities in the house, so it feels like mid-January to me. Nonetheless, it's celebrating a very special birth, so it doesn't matter how festive I feel. Plus, the remodeling is a major present that just can't be enjoyed this second! :)

Since I'm going through sort of an AE phase right now, I think Terry needs to post some more Christmas pictures of phones from his collection this year! ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 24, 2017, 08:42:23 PM
I went out and snapped a picture of the lights in the holly bushes.  Merry Christmas.

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2017, 09:24:18 PM
Santa stopped by early to night, he checked out the booth that I had bought this past summer. He gave Midnight his treat and was a little disappointed with the shirt I was wearing.   :o  I think I'm going to get a lump of coal.   :-[

Terry, he showed his buffing skills to me again.  ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Brinybay on December 24, 2017, 09:42:28 PM
Merry White Christmas!

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2017, 02:36:09 AM
Terry, he showed his buffing skills to me again.  ;)

Good Deal!

(http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=372.0;attach=175370)

Oh CARP...I may have missed him, we were out at my son in laws parents for the evening. He probably couldn’t find my buffer, it’s hiding in a cabinet in the garage. I should have left it out with what...10 or 20 boxes of phones that need polishing. He works quick...right? Maybe I need to come over to your place next Christmas Eve.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2017, 02:46:17 AM
Since I'm going through sort of an AE phase right now, I think Terry needs to post some more Christmas pictures of phones from his collection this year! ;)

Yes I would like to make “more pictures” a New Years Resolution. One problem is that my phones don’t look like your phones! But, that’s just an excuse...I will try to get more pictures posted of some of my collection.

14 minutes until Christmas here and a possibility of a little snow overnight. Only an inch or two though.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 25, 2017, 03:03:24 AM
No phones from Santa this year, but we got a surprise from my wife's relatives in the USA.
A handmade cheese board, and a suitable cheese knife.

What do you see when you see this cheeseboard? (No it is not a telephone  ::) )

Have a nice holiday!

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2017, 08:00:56 AM
Merry Christmas to all my friends on the Forum. We are getting a White Christmas as it is snowing this morning!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: david@london on December 25, 2017, 08:28:23 AM
dsk -

is it the state of wisconsin?

merry christmas and hannukah crpf!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 25, 2017, 08:52:37 AM
Merry Christmas to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  stub
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 25, 2017, 09:23:03 AM
dsk -

is it the state of wisconsin?

merry christmas and hannukah crpf!

Right!
dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2017, 10:46:38 AM
What do you see when you see this cheeseboard? (No it is not a telephone  ::) )
dsk

If cutting cheese on it be careful to not cut off the thumb!

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2017, 10:54:29 AM
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy, Healthy New Year!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 25, 2017, 01:01:48 PM
Merry Christmas everyone.
10 years after the original post.
Hope you all have a wonderful day, and a very Happy New Year.
Many new members, and many old members, and some not posting any longer. :'(
Dan
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Russ Kirk on December 25, 2017, 01:16:35 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 25, 2017, 02:16:54 PM
Merry Christmas everyone.
10 years after the original post.

WHAT...10 years...

Oops, only 9 years...whew! But, who’s counting :)

Still snowing lightly here in Vancouver. Second white Christmas in a row and the odds of a white Christmas (snowing, not just snow on the ground) here is only 11%.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 25, 2017, 07:12:08 PM
No phones from Santa this year, but we got a surprise from my wife's relatives in the USA.
A handmade cheese board, and a suitable cheese knife.

What do you see when you see this cheeseboard? (No it is not a telephone  ::) )

dsk,

Not only is that Wisconsin, but my wife and I just spent the weekend on the west side of the thumb. The sunset below was taken on Christmas eve while standing on the west shoreline of the thumb and looking west-southwest. The point is about half way to the north pole  (45N) so the sun is quite low this time of the year. The wind that day was from the west at about 20 mph and the temperature was -7° C (wind chill felt like 40 below).

The other picture is an art gallery barn during the summer and closed winters due to lack of tourists and the frozen water (I also attached a Google Maps image to show what it does look like in summer - the winter image was taken about where the red dot is on the summer picture).

Not your typical Christmas images but I do enjoy taking winter scenes and these two Christmas weekend shots turned out okay.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 26, 2017, 06:50:38 AM
Thank you! Great! The whole family have been looking at your pictures.
dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Sargeguy on December 26, 2017, 01:23:32 PM
Happy Holidays!!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Babybearjs on December 26, 2017, 11:08:41 PM
Merry Christmas Guys.... hope to show some good finds this next year..
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 24, 2018, 11:58:16 AM
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas for 2018.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 24, 2018, 12:37:06 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

And a Happy, Fone Filled New Year ;D
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 24, 2018, 01:06:18 PM
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Butch Harlow on December 24, 2018, 01:18:11 PM
Feliz Navidad!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 24, 2018, 02:21:31 PM
A very Merry Christmas to my friends on the Forum. ...Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 24, 2018, 03:05:25 PM
Merry Christmas to all of you!

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 24, 2018, 04:18:04 PM
It is my fervent wish to extend to all of my Dear Friends, and extended Family, here, A Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all of the best of everything to come your way!

With My Very best regards, as always!
Bones

Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 24, 2018, 05:51:09 PM
Merry Christmas to all !!!  stub
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 24, 2018, 08:29:04 PM
It is my fervent wish to extend to all of my Dear Friends, and extended Family, here, A Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all of the best of everything to come your way!

With My Very best regards, as always!
Bones


Bones....Merry Christmas to you. Great to see you back! You are sorely missed my friend....Doug
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: bobv on December 24, 2018, 09:17:51 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 24, 2018, 11:14:54 PM
Bones....Merry Christmas to you. Great to see you back! You are sorely missed my friend....Doug

Amen to that Doug!

Made my Christmas Eve to see your post here Terrance. Please stop by more often.

And a Merry Christmas to all from me as well,

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: GTE Rick on December 25, 2018, 12:12:33 AM
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Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dc4code on December 25, 2018, 12:54:49 AM
Merry Christmas!

This is my first year on this forum and the community is just amazing, I have found so many great people, help & resources that other places on the Net don't have!

You guys really bring out my enthusiasm for Vintage Telephones, Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: RotarDad on December 25, 2018, 01:55:55 AM
Merry Christmas!  My daughter is an avid reader, and she likes some vintage stuff too....  She had the December, 1960 Reader’s Digest handy, and I borrowed it to thumb through...  Lots of holiday-related ads, including this one from Ma Bell.  A good message here to reach out to someone this year that perhaps you haven’t heard from in a while.....
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 25, 2018, 10:16:53 AM
It is my fervent wish to extend to all of my Dear Friends, and extended Family, here, A Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all of the best of everything to come your way!

With My Very best regards, as always!
Bones




Merry Christmas Bones, I echo the sentiment, good to see you back!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Haf on December 25, 2018, 11:00:44 AM
Merry Christmas to all of you from here too.

Haf
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: TelePlay on December 25, 2018, 11:22:13 AM
It is my fervent wish to extend to all of my Dear Friends, and extended Family, here, A Very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all of the best of everything to come your way!

Thanks for the post, Mr. Bones . . .
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AT2796 on December 25, 2018, 11:22:44 AM
Merry Christmas to all you telenuts!
Thanks for all the help this year!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 25, 2018, 11:29:10 AM
Santa has left the building.


Caught on the garage security camera early this morning.   ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: RotarDad on December 25, 2018, 11:45:53 AM
Doug - Funny that it looks like Santa is under your large illuminated “Telephone” bell sign about to place a call on a 3-slot.....
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Haf on December 25, 2018, 11:52:31 AM
Doug - Funny that it looks like Santa is under your large illuminated “Telephone” bell sign about to place a call on a 3-slot.....

..and no redial button on a three slot so we'll never know who he called ;)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Duffy on December 25, 2018, 11:53:42 AM
Doug - Funny that it looks like Santa is under your large illuminated “Telephone” bell sign about to place a call on a 3-slot.....

Yes, he was making a call to RRA. (Rooftop Reindeer Assistance) Seams that Rudolph was having some problems with his nose so bright.  :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 25, 2018, 12:26:11 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

Dan
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 25, 2018, 10:36:48 PM
 :)  A very merry Christmas to everyone. Bless you all.
Bill Cahill
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 27, 2018, 12:05:57 AM
There is another post from someone who it is good to hear from. Hope you are doing well Bill! Merry Christmas.

Terry
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Bill Cahill on December 27, 2018, 08:57:52 AM
 ;D  Thanks very much. I've had a lot of health issues, But, I'm on the mend. Been getting a lot of health with physical therapy, which has greatly improved my strength.  I have a lot more exercising to do to improve myself, but, I'm getting better.....
Bill Cahill   :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 27, 2018, 10:18:11 AM
Great to hear Bill!
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: 19and41 on December 23, 2019, 07:01:50 PM
It's getting close again!  So I don't forget, Merry Christmas and thanks for the friendship and interesting conversation, as well as the help in getting 2 new old phones on the road.  The Ericofon and the HEEMAF 1955 are ones I had wanted but had never tried for  Hope each of you have an enjoyable and safe holisay.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Key2871 on December 23, 2019, 07:17:02 PM
Merry Christmas, hope everyone is safe and gets the phone of their dreams!!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Babybearjs on December 23, 2019, 10:29:35 PM
 ;D HUGS to everyone and Merry Christmas! enjoy the holiday!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: dsk on December 24, 2019, 02:52:05 AM
Merry Christmas to everybody! I wish piece and good health  for you and yours

dsk
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 24, 2019, 12:05:43 PM
Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkha. Happy Kwanza. Happy Festivus & Happy New Year!
All the best to you and yours no matter what you celebrate!
Here's to lots of great phone phinds in 2020!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 24, 2019, 02:02:04 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Looking back at this thread, sure brings back a lot of good memories. Also thoughts about some that no longer post here.
I hope this finds everyone doing well.
God Bless you all.
D/P
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 24, 2019, 03:03:35 PM
Merry Christmas, all!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas!
Post by: stub on December 24, 2019, 04:35:37 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone -  Let's keep the phone bells ringing ;D     stub