Veronica

Yule - Come & Gone

  
By:  Veronica  •  Wiccan  •  one month ago  •  64 comments

Yule - Come & Gone
A Wassailing We Will Go

"Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

Chorus:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you
A Happy New Year
And God send you a Happy New Year.

Our wassail cup is made
Of the rosemary tree,
And so is your beer
Of the best barley.
(Chorus)

We are not daily beggars
That beg from door to door;
But we are neighbours' children,
Whom you have seen before.
(Chorus)

Good master and good mistress,
While you're sitting by the fire,
Pray think of us poor children
Who are wandering in the mire.
(Chorus)

We have a little purse
Made of ratching leather skin;
We want some of your small change
To line it well within.
(Chorus)

Call up the butler of this house,
Put on his golden ring.
Let him bring us up a glass of beer,
And better we shall sing.
(Chorus)

Bring us out a table
And spread it with a cloth;
Bring us out a mouldy cheese,
And some of your Christmas loaf.
(Chorus)

God bless the master of this house
Likewise the mistress too,
And all the little children
That round the table go
(Chorus)

And all your kin and kinsfolk,
That dwell both far and near;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New year
(Chorus)"

Yule was very festive.  The food was perfection, baked glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, beets, and rolls.  The company was outstanding - the conversation was festive and happy.  The Yule Log was tasty.

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May all of you have a blessed New Year!

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    one month ago

Please no holiday bashing.  May we each find any and all of our celebrations blessed with love, peace, good company and joy.

Happy Holidays and enjoy the upcoming year - stay safe and happy!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2  SteevieGee    one month ago

Joyeux Noel Veronica.

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  SteevieGee @2    one month ago

Thank you.  May you and yours have a blessed holiday season.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    one month ago

I was looking for you yesterday to wish you a Blessed Solstice.

Happy Yule to you and yours. May The Goddess bring you many blessings in the coming New Year

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

Thanks, TG.  I was so busy yesterday I never got a chance to get online.  

May you and yours have a blessed and joyful holiday season.  May the new year bring you love, peace and joy.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @3.1    one month ago

What is the photo? Is that chocolate cake?

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one month ago

Chocolate roll cake with whipped cream filling with a chocolate ganache frosting.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @3.1.2    one month ago

Sounds and looks delicious

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.3    one month ago

It was very good - hardly a twig left...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @3.1.4    one month ago

Ahhh!!! That's the Yule Log!! Correct?

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.5    one month ago

Yes, that is the Yule Log.  We eat, don't burn...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1.7  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Veronica @3.1.2    one month ago
Chocolate roll cake with whipped cream filling with a chocolate ganache frosting.

GimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimme!!!

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.8  author  Veronica  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1.7    one month ago

They finished it yesterday....

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas

'Twas the night before Niibaa-anama’egiizhigad, when all through the wiigiwaam 
Not an awakaan was stirring, not even a waawaabiganoojiinh; 
The moccasins were hung by the smoke hole with care, 
In hopes that Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini soon would be there; 
The abinoojiinhyag were nestled all snug in their nibaaganan, 
While visions of ziinzibaakwad danced in their nishttigwaan; 
And nimaama in her moshwens, and I in my makadewindibe, 
Had just settled down for a long biiboon zhiibaangwashi, 

When outside the wiigiwaam there arose such a clatter, 
I sprang from the nibaagan to see what was the matter. 
Away to the waasechigan I flew like inaabiwin, 
Tore open the shutters and threw up the gibiiga’iganiigin. The dibik-giizis on the breast of onaaband 
Gave a shine like duct tape to objects zazagaamagad, 
When, what to my wondering nishkiizhigoon should appear, 

But a miniature toboggan, and eight tiny waawaaskeshi, 
With a little old driver, so lively and wajepii, 
I knew in a moment it must be Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini. 
More rapid than migiziwag his coursers they came, 
And he whistled, and biibaagi, and izhi-wiinde by name; 
"Now, Bimibatoo! now, Niimi! now, Babaamishimo and Moozhikwe! 
On, Anang! on Zaagi! on, Animikii and Wawaasese! 
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wiigiwaam! 
Now Bimibide! Ipide! Ombibidemagad!" 

As dry leaves that before the wiindigoo fly, 
When they meet with BIA, mount to the sky, 
So up to the apakwaan the coursers they flew, 
With the tobaggon full of toys, and Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini too. 
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the apakwaan 
The prancing and pawing of each little inzid. 
As I drew in my iniji, and was turning around, 
Down the chimney Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini came with a bound. 

He was dressed all in gipagawe, from his head to his foot, 
And his clothes were all tarnished with bingwiand and soot; 
A bundle of toys he mangiwane on his back, 
And he looked like a adaawewinini just opening his pack. 
His ishkiinzigoon -- how they twinkled! his inowan how merry! 
His miskwanowan were like roses, his nose like a choke-cherry! 
His droll little indoon was drawn up like a bow, 
And the beard of his chin was as white as gichimookamaan; 

The stump of a opwaagan he held tight in his wiibidaakaajiganan , 
And the smoke it encircled his head like a miskwaanzigan; 
He was full up on frybread with little round belly, 
That shook, when he laughed like a wiigwaasinaagan of jelly. 
He was chubby and wiinin, a right jolly old elf, 
And I giimoodaapi when I saw him, in spite of myself; 
A wink of his ishkiinzigoon and a twist of his mangindibe, 
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to gotaaji; 

He ojibwemo not a word, but went straight to his work, 
And filled all the moccasins; then turned with a jerk, 
And laying his ibinaakwaanininj aside of his nose, 
And wewebikweni, up the smoke hole he rose; 
He sprang to his toboggan, to his waawaaskeshi gave a whistle, 
And away they all onjinizhimo like the down of a thistle. 
But I heard him biibaagi, ere he drove out of sight, 

"Happy Niibaa-anama’egiizhigad to all, 
And to all baamaapii." 

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

That is awesome - I am going to print it out & recite it on Christmas Eve.  I will probably fuck up the pronunciations, but I will do my best.  Thank you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago
'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas

Totally awesome, Kavika. I'm saving a copy to my Anishinaabe Group files. It can join the many other stories that you have so excellently written over the past few years here on NT.  It will be joining wonderful company.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @4.2    one month ago

I didn't write that RV. It was Tara Pringle, Ojibwe.

I didn't see that her name was left off when I did the copy and paste.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2.2  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @4.2.1    one month ago

Should be RW, not RV. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4.2.1    one month ago

Ahhh...OK. But, it is still a great story worth keeping.

And I wondered who RV was. (giggle)

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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4.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Love it.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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5  evilgenius    one month ago

Hei Veronica, onnellinen saternaula!

 
 
 
Veronica
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5.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5    one month ago

All good things to you and yours this upcoming year.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6  Raven Wing    one month ago

For all those celebrating their respective holidays at this time of year........

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Veronica
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6.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @6    one month ago

Blessings to you and yours.... Great card...Thank you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @6.1    one month ago

Thank you very much, Veronica. And the same to you and your family and loved ones.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7  Raven Wing    one month ago

For those who are celebrating other holidays....

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and Happy Kwanzaa....

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Buzz of the Orient
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7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @7    one month ago

Oh no.   Your top image turned into the NT standard hat.  Why is that problem still vexing you?

 
 
 
Krishna
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7.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    one month ago

 Your top image turned into the NT standard hat.  Why is t hat problem still vexing you?

I think it may have been a typo-- leaving off the suffix (the dot then the file type).

It seems that this was the original posted file name:

https://thenewstalkers.com/upimg/image/upimg_file/68459/384 

If its a graphic file so it should end in .jpg or .gif or some other graphic file suffix. (That would be .jpg, .gif, etc immediately following the /384) 

(I'm not a techie (nor do I play one on TV 8-) so I could be wrong but I think that's the problem...?)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    one month ago

It is still showing the image here, Buzz. Not sure why it is not showing properly for you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Krishna @7.1.1    one month ago

All my artwork is saved in the .png format so that it best conforms with the formats that NT accepts. This one is also saved as a .png, Krishna.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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7.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.2    one month ago

For me either. It's the hat.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.3    4 weeks ago

Now they're BOTH hats.  Guess they have a limited shelf life.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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7.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Raven Wing @7    one month ago

It's an all-inclusive time of year!

jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg to you and yours.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.2    one month ago

Thank you so much, Sister, and the same to you and yours. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
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8  Ender    one month ago

Ok, I have to show our tradition.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

I like it... Thank you.

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @8.1    one month ago

Thank you for letting me show it.

They always show it after the news on Christmas eve. My cousin (passed) use to love it.

Quiet ! It is coming on !...Haha

I think I actually have the book. Of course in MS they call you a river rat...

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @8.1.1    one month ago

Thank you for sharing.  I love seeing different traditions. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

That's very cool, Ender.

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.3  Krishna  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

 
 
 
Ender
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8.3.1  Ender  replied to  Krishna @8.3    one month ago

Down on the bayou...Haha...Love it.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.3.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @8.3    one month ago

Awesome video.  Got me swinging.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.3.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Krishna @8.3    one month ago

I love Cajun music. 

 
 
 
shona1
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9  shona1    one month ago

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A/noon...A King Parrot sharing the Yuletide season in Oz...

Peace and good will towards all from across the Pacific...

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1  author  Veronica  replied to  shona1 @9    one month ago

Blessings to you and yours.  The parrot is beautiful.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @9    one month ago

What a beauty, shona. May you and yours enjoy peace and joy throughout the new year,

 
 
 
Ender
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10  Ender    one month ago

Par rump bump bump bump......

 
 
 
Ender
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11  Ender    one month ago

This broke my heart as a child.

 
 
 
Ender
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11.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago

This is a pretty cool version.

 
 
 
Veronica
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11.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @11.1    one month ago

That was cool.

 
 
 
Veronica
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11.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago

My daughter still cries when we watch it.  She also cries when we watch Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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11.2.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Veronica @11.2    one month ago
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.

I've never heard of that one.  I found it online and will be watching it later while I'm making 100 jalapeño stuffed cheese balls.

 
 
 
Veronica
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11.2.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @11.2.1    one month ago

It is good.  I like it. Uplifting.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago

That is my favorite Christmas song. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     one month ago

Jana Mashonee is singing ''Winter Wonderland'' in Ojibwe.

 
 
 
Veronica
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12.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @12    one month ago

That was beautiful.  Thank you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @12    one month ago

She has such a beautiful voice, and brings the Ojibwe words to life. Thank you for sharing it with us.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13  Kavika     one month ago

In our culture, (Anishinaabe) the ''Circle of Life'' means all living things as they all have a soul. The Anishinaabe people have two souls. We recognize that humans are comprised of a physical body and two distinct souls. One is the seat of intelligence and experience (jiibay), which leaves the body when asleep or in trance; the other is seated in the heart (ojichaag), where it remains until freed at death.

We practice the ancient form of what Americans/Europeans and all other peoples would call a religion which in our reality it isn't a religion in the sense that you may understand it. The Midewiwiin system that we follow has no God as recognized by the others, we have what we call the ''Great Mystery'' since it has no gender nor color and is not in any way a God that condemns or promotes, it is simply part of a vast plan that is called the universe. We have no paintings/drawings/statues of it nor do we have man-made buildings (churches/temples etc) to us the greatest cathedral is nature. Something that no man can create. 

This is Jana Mashonee (Lumbee) singing ''Silent Night'' in Arapaho in which she mixes both ancient beliefs and more contemporary beliefs.

Hope you enjoyed the explanation and Jana.

 
 
 
Veronica
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13.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @13    one month ago
to us the greatest cathedral is nature. Something that no man can create. 

I believe that also.  With Wicca we do not "worship" any god or goddess as they do in many religions.  We do ask for assistance from our ancestors and from a specific god or goddess that has deemed us acceptable. For us there are many gods and goddesses and we may also join in those ranks after death.  We also believe that any living thing has a "soul" or spirit is a closer word.  

Thank you for the video and explanation.  I truly love learning from you.

 
 
 
Veronica
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13.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @13    one month ago

What a wonderful video.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13    one month ago

The Cherokee have a similar Spiritual belief. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video, and the Ojibwe Spiritual belief. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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14  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

Hark the Herrad (sp) angels sing confuses me as to its popularity.   Wasn't it that king that ordered the first born male children slayed due to him not knowing who the Christ child was?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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14.1  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14    one month ago

it is herald and has nothing to do with king Herod

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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14.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Texan1211 @14.1    one month ago

Thank you.  I appreciate your clearing that up for me, sincerely.