I Love My Soldier: Gifts....from Jason













Jason was activated 01/31/2005
His deployment ended
and he returned home 05/13/2006
(a very long 15 1/2 months)



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Monday, November 07, 2005

Gifts....from Jason

Although I am extremely STRESSED out.... (see post below), I do have to say I got another box from my Sweetie today! He has found this lovely shop in Germany (World Famous Kathe Wohlfahrt) that sells "smokers" (beautiful wood carved incense burners) and many other beautiful items. I got a "smoker" last week from him (a beautiful wooden carved snowman). He sent the kids (well the girls) "smokers" today. Erin got a lady bug, Macie got a frog, and Alex got a kitty cat. He sent Hayden this wooden dragon toy that hangs from a bouncy coil. He also sent me a beautiful snowman (This one was not made in Germany) that lights up. I love snowmen!!

Anyway.. back to the "smokers". Here is the history of the smoker.

The incense Smoker originates from Christmas traditions begun by the Erzgebirge miners. This history of the smoking fellows dates back to 1580 when the first of these lovable Smokers were crafted to resemble smoking Turks.

During the Middle Ages it was not proper for Christians in Saxony to smoke in public. The habits of the Eastern spice peddlers, however, impressed and inspired the Saxons. Today Smokers come in many styles, but woodcrafters predominantly choose figures that reflect traditional village life. Kathe Wohlfahrt continues this tradition with carefully hand painted, cheerful smokers called "Holzknoddls".

Here is a link to their web page (showing some of the "smokers" that they sell). https://shop.wohlfahrt.com/


1 Comments:

At 9:18 PM, Blogger US Forces Designs said...

It's always nice to get something for the one you love. We all have bad days must have been in the air today, the ladies from our battery felt the same way and I wasn't doing that good either. Must be the change in the weather. Tomorrow is a new day.

 

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