Monday, December 18, 2006

Mikulas Bacsi comes to town

After years of being strictly agnostic on the Santa question (we would
feign ignorance but the grandparents could do whatever they want), our
family is in Transylvania this holiday season.

Here, on December 6th children clean their boots and leave them
outside and Mikulas Bacsi (Uncle Nicholas) comes and leaves goodies
and gifts. As the visiting Americans, every effort was made to make
sure an adequate Mikulas Bacsi would come to our house. It is Saint
Nicholas day and the tradition lives on in the Unitarian villages
(which were Catholic a few centuries ago) even if the Catholic saint
becomes Uncle Mikulas.

Our little ones were quite excited. I got the phone call from the
minister to get ready and made the bag exchange to get the gifts to
them before the kids came out to see Mikulas Bacsi.

It was quite adorable and charming. Chocolate is quite the major gift
here and we have had to take a real "don't ask, don't tell, don't
pursue" approach to our kids getting sugar and milk products.

Christmas will be 4 days here. We will have regular church and
communion on Sunday monring, Christmas Eve service on Sunday evening,
and then worship on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Children will perform at
the school on the Friday before and at the Church on Christmas eve
(Religious Education is taught by the minister at the local public
school here). We are quite looking forward to it.

After that, we return to the states after 6 months and celebrate the
holidays with family and friends.


At 8:19 PM, Blogger Robin Edgar said...

The Emerson Avenger Comes To Boston. . .

In light of UUA President Rev. William G. Sinkford's Holiday Message of December 13th, 2006 the following email was just sent to UUA President William G. Sinkford aka Rev. Bill Sinkford by Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger. It will be most interesting to see how President Sinkford responds to it or indeed *if* President Sinkford responds to it.

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:44:19 -0500 (EST)
From: "Robin Edgar"
Subject: An Invitation To Dedicate Yourself To Waging Peace With Me In 2007
To: "Bill Sinkford", "William Sinkford"

Dear President Sinkford,

You And All Other Unitarian Universalists aka UUs Are Cordially Invited To Dedicate Yourselves To Waging Peace With Me In 2007


Robin Edgar



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