Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on December 23, 1970 · Page 14
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 14

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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER '.3, 1970, PACK 14 We wish you harmony ''and gJad fidings at this jolly season. Sincere (hanks /or (he privilege ol serving you. GENTLEMAN JIM'S BARBER SHOP 7430 Madison St. 366-9892 Jim luid Twii Always at Your Service Jiere's hoping that Santa brings lots o{ good things your way! Thank you. M & D Madison & DesPlaines STATION 366-9803 he Miracle of the Manger lives anew. May it bring you joy. Heartfelt appreciation to our customers. Berliner Monument Co. 1126 DesPlaines 366-0736 Burning the Log From a miraculous Star to a tiny candle, gleaming lights have cast a glow over holiday festivities for centuries. Pagan sun-worshippers lit candles and kindled fires at winter festivals to help the returning sun gain strength. Traditional for both light and warmth Is the blazing Yule log. Like all "Christmas lights," It has both a religious and a festive significance In holiday lore. Because legend says that the Christ Child was washed and dressed beside an ash wood ftre, the people of early England always had Yule logs of ash wood. Ash had a practical aspect, too, because It was the only green wood which would burn. The Yule log of England and c-ontlnental Europe was often believed to have mystical powers to protect the home. To nive this protection, the Yule iog had to be kept burning all through the 12 days of Christmas. Later, the "blazing Yule" was primarily associated with the feasting and festivity of tin- winter holidays. Ringing Bells Among the merry sights and .sounds of Christmas, none is merrier than the ringing of bells. Since earliest times, the pealing of bells has announced important events, both happy and .sad. The first use of bells to call Christians to worship took place, it's believed, at Christmas in Italy, about 400 A.D. Tradition once held that Christ was born exactly at midnight. In medieval Britain, church bells tolled sadly during the hour before midnight on Christmas Eve. On the stroke of 12, a joyous pealing announced the Miracle READ REVIEW you gather 'round the Christmas tree with family and friends to sing the glad songs, remember our wish: A hearty, happy Christmas to all! FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 7511 MADISON ST. _ To you — the merriment that comes with trimming the tree, waiting for Santa, opening his gifts. To you — a holiday season bright with good cheer and warm with good fellowship. And to you, our sincere and hearty thanks for your patronage. Riley Heating & Cooling 1010 MADISON ST. MAYWOOD Fi 3-5472 EU 6-5672

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