Monday, December 23, 2013

Coal for Christmas

About a week before Christmas a fellow called me and later came to the shop to buy 50 pounds of coal for his Dad who was interested in learning how to forge.  It is to be a Christmas present.

It is an unusual gift and not in the same spirit as the lump of coal in the stocking tradition.  I never got a lump in a stocking, although I surely deserved it once in a while.  I do recall my folks talking about it.

I went to the web to see what was there to explain the origin of the practice and found this interesting link as a starter.

Merry Christmas!

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