Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on December 23, 1970 · Page 22
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 22

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 23, 1970
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FOREST ?ARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1970, PAGE ZZ MERRY CHRISTMAS Santa's making a list ol all our friends so that he can be especially good to each of you. Best wishes fo all. ART'S Barber Shop 201 Marengo Avenue # Thanks for your most generous good will. To you and yours we wish a Merry Christmas. IRENE'S Beauty Salon 7206 Madison 6-0161 Sonto's Yuletide song, wishing you a Happy Holiday season and expressing sincere thanks for your patronage. •) . I.. Li iauors -ii 'til Mii'.iiu'hl ("iii iMinub Lvc loin fi Christinas Day Randolph & DesPlaines 'Green Christmas' Traces Heritage To Ancient Times A sprig of mistletoe, a holly wreath, an evergreen tree — these and other decorations of greenery come into homes at holiday time — and tradition blooms. The "green Christmas" Is an ancient custom, more universally observed than a "white Christmas." Ib earliest times, at the pagan winter festivals, evergreens and winter-blooming plants were prized for their promise of spring and the sun's return. For the first Christians, the same greenery symbolized life eternal. * * • "The Holly and the Ivy." As the old Christmas carol indicates, both holly and ivy share an ancient heritage as holiday greenery. Early characterization of holly as masculine and Ivy as feminine goes back to pagan games, with "the holly and the ivy" in friendly competition. A later tradition says that spiny-leaved hollies are "he" hollies, while the smooth- leaved plants are "she" hollies. The kind of holly brought Into the home at Christmas determines whether "he" or "she" will be head of the house for the coming year. * * * "Rosemary, that's for Remembrance." When Shakespeare wrote this famous line, rosemary was not only for remembrance—it was for Christmas decorating, too. Rosemary, a fragrant herb that remains evergreen in warm climates, is no longer used as a holiday decoration, but it still retains its legendary connection with Christmas. The legend says that, during the- flight Into Egypt, Mary spread the Holy Infant's clothing on a rosemary bush to dry. At once, the bush became sweetly scented, and its pale white blossoms turned to a lovely blue. * * * Mistletoe /or Luck. Today, a meeting beneath the mistletoe brings good luck In the form of a kiss. Ancient peoples believed that mistletoe had a more positive control over luck, good and bad. A bit of mistletoe hung over a doorway was said to ward off evil. , A later belief suggested that mistletoe could bring bail luck. If mistletoe boughs put up for Christmas are not removed by Candlemas Eve (February li, this belief holds that each leaf will bring forth a goblin to remain for the rest of the year, harassing the household READ The REVIEW It's for You GOLDEN PHARMACY FOREST CARD SHOP 7423 MADISON ST. 366-3O1O Featuring A Complete Name Brand Cosmetic Center For Your Christmas Giving cubes for 12 flashes Coupon good through Dec. &sX>. CLIP THIS COUPON } POLAROID FILMS Color Pal .98 °'° 8 With This Coupon • Limit Two To A Customer Reg. 25c ea. D-size batteries. LIMIT 8 KODACOLOR Cx120 12 Exposores With This Coupon Limit Two To A Customer FILM OFFER Never Buy. Film Again Bring Us Your FILM For PROCESSING 8 or more Prints We will Give you a NEW ROLL FREE Offer Good on 127 - 620 -120 or 126 BLACK & WHITE or COLOR Milton S. Bower, R. Ph. 7200 W. Mad/son Sf. at Harlem Forest Park 366-4600 (

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