Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gold Ribbon

I've got questions.
Did I just wake up and now the entire ballgame has changed? Did someone pull a Rip Van Winkle on me? What's the deal with all the golden ribbon this year?  It seems to be everywhere. I must surmise that gold is the new red this year, at least in my travels. Now, if you want it amid wrapping paper, I'll give you that, but on church doors and such? Will you give me back my RED? Well, I guess it has just taken the route of colored lights on trees. Growing up on Stevens Avenue, it was all about those big, fat colored lights strung among the green boughs. These days, it's all about white lights. I see them inside houses all over, as I drive at night. White, white, white! Even our tree, white! I can live with white, though. A tree, surrounded with small lights, makes a warm, enticing and soothing scene. So, I'll give you the lights.
But the gold ribbon?
Someone's going to have to do a bit more selling to win me over. 
I wonder what Santa's take on this is?
He's a big 'red' guy.
By the way, ya I've got some time on my hands.
What's it to ya?

24 comments:

  1. Well, I suppose that gold is the new Christmas red. What's with the mac and cheese comment on my Chihuly post today? Don't get it? Does the chandelier look like that? If so, plasphemy!

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  2. Well, down here in Oklahoma we are still using red ribbon. I can't recall any gold. Probably outlawed by our legislature is what I think. I loved the big old colored lights also as long as somebody else strung them. The LED's are the way to go for lazy guys like me and the whites look better than the electronic looking colored lights.

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  3. Birdman, you should be happy with what you have, red, gold, whatever. Here in Meitar, a little town in the middle of nowhere in the Negev desert, you will find not even one hint of Christmas. The nearest neighbors out there are Jewish kibbutzniks and lots of Muslim Bedouin. I miss living near Jerusalem where I could always go into the Old City to see Christmas decorations in the Christian Quarter.

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  4. I have multi-coloured lights! ;-))

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  5. I do like those multicolored lights. My favorite from my youth were the bubble lights. Oh how I loved those bubble lights. They were like little glowing candles on the tree.

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  6. Have no idea about gold ribbons? Could they be yellow ribbons to remember the troops in the Middle East? White lights are everywhere. Went out to look at lights the other evening and most were white. Still a few colored lights, but they seem to be disappearing. Thanks for your visit and comment today. Who knows what these people are thinking?

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  7. The problem with white lights is that all too many people think it's perfectly ok to leave them up all year long.

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  8. Red, gold? They both look wonderful. I will take either.

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  9. If it's gold there this year then it will probably be gold here next Christmas. Thanks for the warning. ;)

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  10. I guess you're going to have to move to midcoast~it's all red ribbons here & colored lights too. But NOT the abundance of lights that you see in the city which is a relief to my eyes...Remember Rosanne Rosannadanna~ "It just goes to show ya. It's always somethin'. If it's not one thing, it's another..."

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  11. It's a fad. Some designer in lower Manhattan declared it. Wait a little, it will pass.

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  12. The snow gives it that perfect touch.

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  13. I say bring back the red . . . but not maroon or burgundy. I like a bright red bow with long streamers to blow in the wind and snow. Looks like you've got the snow there, or did it all melt away today?

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  14. Oh I do so agree with you but know that gold is still better than the blue we have everywhere here.

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  15. Ha! This was the first year I was ALLOWED to add red to my MiL's all white tree. Small victories, my friend! I say, bring on the color (especially if that color is red!).

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Best wishes for the New Year!

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