Enjoyed these that popped up today ... added for no other reason...
In other news it is St Nicholas's day..
In Europe, especially in "Germany and Poland, boys would dress as bishops begging alms for the poor.
In Ukraine, children wait for St. Nicholas to come and to put a present under their pillows provided that the children were good during the year. Children who behaved badly may expect to find a twig or a piece of coal under their pillows.
In the Netherlands, "Dutch children put out a clog filled with hay and a carrot for Saint Nicholas' horse. On Saint Nicholas Day, gifts are tagged with personal humorous rhymes written by the sender."
In the United States, one custom associated with Saint Nicholas Day is children leaving their shoes in the foyer on Saint Nicholas Eve in hope that Saint Nicholas will place some coins on the soles, for them to awake to.
Later - of course it got moved to Christmas ...
meanwhile - in Trumpton - the fury today is that the "Christian" President Trump decides that he will not recite (or read - the words were in front of him) the Apostle's Creed or sing the hymns...
Scarlet Cord and Secret Monitor this afternoon ..