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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 04/21/2011   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jamesw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Easter weekend is coming, but here in Canada (in my part anyway) it's unseasonably cold, so it feels like that other holiday.
And what says celebration better than a Christmas bat?


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Posted 04/21/2011   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm?
That well known Festive symbol, the bat!
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Posted 04/21/2011   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, if you are in the tropics, you don't have Christmas trees, sleighs, snow, holly, mistletoe and even traditional images of Santa are a bit off given all that cold weather gear. There are no fireplaces, and therefore no stockings hung on them. What's left? Bats, I say. ;o)
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Posted 04/21/2011   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rudolf the Red-nosed Rainforest Bat?
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Posted 04/21/2011   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
all these silly comments are going to lower your batting average jamesw and you manage to post them without batting an eyelash.
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Posted 04/21/2011   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
just feeling festive
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Posted 04/21/2011   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
me too as long as you get my bat(ting) references.
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Edited by jhlovell - 04/21/2011 12:52 pm
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Posted 04/21/2011   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now, don't give jamesw a battering, Jhlovell, this isn't combat! We'll send you on sabbatical if you don't stop these battles!
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Posted 04/21/2011   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
james, you must have been up all night playing with stamps and starting to go batty yourself. As far as the bat being Rudolph the red-nosed bat, I think it might be a vampire bat if you are seeing red.
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Posted 04/21/2011   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love it!
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Posted 04/21/2011   1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you look closer...


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Posted 04/21/2011   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 04/21/2011   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moonbird to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What's batty is religion.
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Posted 04/21/2011   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Way to kill the mood, Moonbird.
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Posted 04/22/2011   06:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seriously, why would you put a bat on a Christmas stamp.
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Posted 04/22/2011   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think Moonbird has the right idea, really. We are talking about an explicitly communist and atheistic government (whether you could apply those terms to the Cuban society as a whole may be a more complex argument). As a result, you have a country with a long christian tradition and a communist leadership.

So . . . you cannot gloss over Christmas by not having a Christmas stamp, but at the same time Christian symbology is not permitted, so instead they turned to the next logical subject matter - mother nature.
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