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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

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  1. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    OMG....this is so funny that we were just talking about this skull candle and 1 just sold on ebay. Too bad the face looks so yellowed
  2. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I always watch for this skull candle and I have only seen it on ebay 1 time. Thanks Mel.......It's been years since I last saw this skull on ebay.
  3. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Thanks Mel Btw, do you happen to know who made the Skull Candle blow mold in the above photo?
  4. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Blow-molded has them both listed as Bayshore products. Were they made by Bayshore and sold to Gen Foam or never made by Bayshore?
  5. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Thank you Richard
  6. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Anything new happening with the molds? Any more info on the winning bidders?
  7. donna123

    Thank you, ALL!

    Unfortunately I have been in your shoes......I wish you and your family the best and please give your mom an extra hug tonight. Donna
  8. donna123

    Just got these today and friday

    Try searching Stadium Horns, maybe you could use one of these......
  9. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Don, where did you read this? I would love to read something about the auction results.
  10. donna123

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to post this. I went through each page of molds and appreciated each picture. There really was a lot to see. Your camera is really good because I was able to zoom in and read most of the labels.
  11. donna123

    GFP Closing

    I can only guess about the many people who would want these. I hope the rest of us get a chance see them at some point. Can anyone tell us what shapes they are or if they are Christmas, Halloween, Easter or whatever? Update- I just saw the previous entry, thanks for the pic!
  12. donna123

    GFP Closing

    I am confused because weren't there many molds marked as unknown? How did these 2 stand out from all the others? Thanks for the info, it's really amazing!
  13. donna123

    GFP Closing

    Thanks Don, so the mold to make 1 tire is 11,000 lbs?? Wow! This gives me an idea on how heavy the molds can be.
  14. donna123

    Eary Carolina Enterprises

    Was this in Tarboro?
  15. donna123

    Yesteryear....

    These are currently on ebay
  16. donna123

    Yesteryear....

    Mel, It is so confusing to follow the chain of ownership with these companies. I always thought that Empire was the major company and Carolina and Judith were just off shoots of Empire. The questionable ads don't surprise me either. Can you imagine what $12 million in 1968 would be today? *Just for giggles I used an online calculator and it would have cost $87,265,132.00 in 2018
  17. donna123

    Yesteryear....

    These have been a part of our lives for so long. It's amazing to think about how many of these are still around today. This is a great vintage ad! Thanks Mel Mel, is that candle the one with the criss-cross pattern? I can't tell for sure from the pic, but it looks like it has that pattern. I remember, last March, when Slankard posted about this candle and he found one that looked like it was a mustard yellow color. His had a very early Empire logo on it.
  18. donna123

    Craigs List and Ebay

    Here is another awesome, rarely seen set on ebay. I have this set and it is one of my favorites.
  19. donna123

    Craigs List and Ebay

    The winning bid was $2200.00
  20. donna123

    GFP Closing

    I did a quick look up on MagicCom but didn't see description of the company. I wonder if they designed the mold itself or maybe the LED timer that was in the blow mold. I just found some info....One of the things that MagicCom does is take a product and make it more user friendly and more appealing.
  21. donna123

    Craigs List and Ebay

    Here's a Mold Craft collection for sale. You don't see this very often.
  22. donna123

    PRAISE REPORT!!!

    So happy for your family!!
  23. donna123

    Great Day

    We are expecting another possible 4 inches by tomorrow morning, but it is a bright sunny day right now!
  24. donna123

    GFP Closing

    The Peeps I can understand because of licensing restrictions, but why destroy all the others?
  25. donna123

    GFP Closing

    I have a hypothetical question for anyone who may know the answer or just wants to give an opinion...... Back at the end of last year when GFP was looking for buyers they must have had a plan ready to be offered to possible buyers. This probably would have included everything from land, buildings, inventory, employees and anything else inside the factory ( not sure about debt ). If another plastics company was interested only in the molds, not anything else, wouldn't it make sense to go straight to the auction of the items? Wouldn't this be a smarter path for them to take rather than taking on all that other expense of an aging building, employees they don't need, etc. I read about the terms of the sale from Empire to GFP and many things were included like GFP had to agree to a period of time where they would lease the building and a few other conditions I can't remember at the moment. My question is....Do you think it would be a smarter, more cost effective move for another plastic company to wait for the auction rather than try to deal with GFP while they were still in business? ( Ok, I'm hoping that Cado or another plastics company will come to the rescue)
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