Chimneys have long been a tradition that symbolizes the warmth of family & friends. We’ve picked out some interesting notable for you to enjoy. Remember, have your fireplace & chimney ready for Santa on Saturday night! Ho, Ho, Ho!
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“I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.” Marilyn Monroe
“For me, there’s nothing better than curling up in my favorite blanket on a cloudy or rainy day and just knit. Especially in front of the fireplace.” Magdalena Neuner (German professional biathlete)
“I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.” George Matthew Adams (newspaper columnist)
“The fun of sitting around Pangong Lake with 40 guys around a fireplace, having a glass of wine… staying in one camp together… that’s an experience. Waking up at 5 in the morning, watching the sun come up. You don’t do these things in Bombay.” Gautam Singhania (Industrialist)
In medieval Germany, apples, wafers, and cookies were commonly used as ornaments. Once this tradition merged with Christianity and the tree became a symbol of Christmas, children began to notice the ornaments disappearing. The vanishing edible decorations was blamed on a snacking Santa. This is how the tradition of leaving a plate of cookies by the fireplace began.
The chimney is referred to twice in the poem, “Twas the Night before Christmas”. Once in the opening stanza and again in the next to last stanza. To read the full poem, visit: https://www.superiorchimney.net/…/19/twas-night-christmas-p…/