Jump to content
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Slate
  • Blackcurrant
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Emerald
  • Chocolate
  • Charcoal
Justme

Maxwell Christmas 2012

Recommended Posts

Justme

(Yawn) Joe bought crafting supplies & Mary made a wreaf for his house. Personally, I prefer a real wreaf. I find the fakes get dirty & nasty and only last a couple of years. Unless they are under "protection" ;) . (At least where I live.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

I think that, under normal circumstances, it would be a lovely thing, to involve his little sister and have a hand-made wreath 'from home' on his new front door.

But.... in the context that Joe isn't allowed to live in his own home and is actually still living with his parents because he was jilted the week before the rush-job wedding set up by his dad.... it's all very, very wierd. :?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AVENues

The ghosts living in that empty, renovated house already love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OkToBeTakei

Wow it is not cross shaped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous
Wow it is not cross shaped.

Of course not! The cross represents Christ crucified and the forgiveness of sins. It may only be hung inside the homes and churches of the righteous, as a mark of salvation unto the godly. The wreath represents the cycle of sin that all non-Christians are caught up in, and reflects God's warning and judgment to the avaricious society that surrounds Joseph's house.

Steve 46:32-45

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OkToBeTakei

:lol:

Good to know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Patsy

Only today did I realise they have a Joseph and a Mary. Took me long enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
emmiedahl

There is a pretty funny joke about this pronunciation of wreath in a Laura Ingalls book. iirc, they got a cow named Reef and when they asked about the name they were told it was because its markings look like a reef of roses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dpndetfarm
(Yawn) Joe bought crafting supplies & Mary made a wreaf for his house. Personally, I prefer a real wreaf. I find the fakes get dirty & nasty and only last a couple of years. Unless they are under "protection" ;) . (At least where I live.)

Well I hope they have a salt water aquarium. Those wreafs are very fragile living creatures. They need to stay in the ocean!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Happy
PennySycamore
Only today did I realise they have a Joseph and a Mary. Took me long enough.

Yeah, I thought at first the OP was talking about some fundie blogger thinking that Jesus's parents made a wreath. I could not remember anything in the Bible about a wreath nor anything about a reef either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dairyfreelife
Only today did I realise they have a Joseph and a Mary. Took me long enough.

Never thought about it.

Was I the only one who thought this was some fundie talking about Joseph and Mary? You know, Jesus's parents? And trying to justify their wreath making, but misspelling it in the process? :oops:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Closed Womb
There is a pretty funny joke about this pronunciation of wreath in a Laura Ingalls book. iirc, they got a cow named Reef and when they asked about the name they were told it was because its markings look like a reef of roses.

That is the first thing I thought of! I love LIW more than any fundie ever could.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Unimpressed
Coconut Flan

I was thinking of biblical Joseph and Mary also. Plus no idea about wreafs. I've never heard that particular mistake before and where I grew up almost every other word was mispronounced.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jockosmom

I didn't get this either. I thought they were referring to the biblical Joseph and Mary. Like someone else said, I didn't even realize the Maxwells had a Joseph and a Mary. You never seem to see those two paired up for anything. Why put a wreaf on an empty house? How said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

Is a 'wreaf' a thing? I have never heard or seen it spelled that way before. I thought is was just a typo? :oops:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sugaree

I think this might be some sort of joke or pun I'm not getting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilwriter85

Of course not! The cross represents Christ crucified and the forgiveness of sins. It may only be hung inside the homes and churches of the righteous, as a mark of salvation unto the godly. The wreath represents the cycle of sin that all non-Christians are caught up in, and reflects God's warning and judgment to the avaricious society that surrounds Joseph's house.

Steve 46:32-45

Love this post. :lol: :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparkles

I'm just amazed at how the Maxwells can take the most mundane tasks and turn them into grandiose achievements. Joseph and Mary bought a plastic wreath and some plastic flowers. Mary wired said flowers to said wreath and Joseph hung the finished product over the front door of a house he bought, paid for (in cash, of course), renovated from top to bottom but can't live in because a single man living alone is sure to turn to porn, drink, drugs and overall debauchery unless he's under daddy's guidance 24/7/365.

Yeah, quite the artistic flair, Sarah. Same as millions of other people. But I guess when THERE'S NOTHING ELSE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE, you have to spin even the most boring events into grand affairs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gardenvarietycitizen
I think that, under normal circumstances, it would be a lovely thing, to involve his little sister and have a hand-made wreath 'from home' on his new front door.

But.... in the context that Joe isn't allowed to live in his own home and is actually still living with his parents because he was jilted the week before the rush-job wedding set up by his dad.... it's all very, very wierd. :?

Thiiiiis. It's all very "okay, nice Xmas times!" until I remember that hey, wait, NO ONE LIVES THERE. All very bizarre. It's not as if they're showing the house or trying to rent it or anything either (though now I'm wondering, do they have lights on a timer or whatever to try to make it seem the place is occupied to avoid possible thieving? Or?)

Meanwhile I realize reading this thread title that Joseph and Mary are the names of the Xmas couple, isn't it? Never thought about that until just now but when they're paired up (rather than Joseph and Anna) it's obvious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gardenvarietycitizen
There is a pretty funny joke about this pronunciation of wreath in a Laura Ingalls book. iirc, they got a cow named Reef and when they asked about the name they were told it was because its markings look like a reef of roses.

...and until this very moment I thought that was actually about a coral reef. I am learning all kinds of things today! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ceg045

Last week was the Anna Showcase.

Is this Mary's time to shine?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
johnhugh

Quite a few things also happening at the Maxwell House this weekend too, as well as them going to sing at people as they wait to go to Bethlehem, they are also making a nuisance of themselves by caroling at peoples doors. :violin: The neighbours must think it's still Halloween.

Also the latest 'corners' are up :clap:

Teri's gives us an insight into the 'children's bedroom arrangment.

titus2.com/corners/moms-corner/siblings-good-and-bad/part-1.html

Interestingly, when Christopher was in his mid-twenties, he decided he wanted to be part of the boys’ room, developing stronger relationships with his three younger brothers. He gave up a room of his own in order to take the top bunk of one of the two sets of bunk beds in the boys’ bedroom. The dirty sod....

As for your 'corner' Stevie, I couldn't be arsed to read it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slickcat79

You think there's some sort of meaning behind the top half being red and the bottom half being white? Some kind of blood symbolism? Or did they just not think to mix the colors up since that would be too wild and spontaneous? :?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sparkles

Teri's last corner about the room sharing was a doozy. I keep wondering what 30+ YO Sarah could have in common with a sister who's almost half her age that would make sharing a room such a delight. Then I realized that their entirety of their experiences are exactly the same so their actual age difference is of no consequence. Experientially, they're exactly the same age.

It's also interesting how there are no gray areas in Maxwell Land. Share a room and you're prepared for whatever life brings you. Have you're own room and you'll be rude, selfish, demanding and unable to cope without having a tantrum. Either/or.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.