Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Christmas in July.... Jul i juli

We have "Christmas in July" in Texas, but it means something totally different there than it does in Denmark!

Vi har "Jul i juli" i Texas men det betyder ikke den samme som det betyder i Danmark!



In Texas, this is the day/weekend when church groups, firemen, and other volunteer groups gather together and go out and help the low-income senior citizens who still live in their own homes, but have repair needs that they cannot do on their own. They paint, repair plumbing, trim hedges & mow grass, carry off large loads that need to be thrown out, and just about anything that the senior citizen needs.

I Texas er denne dag hvor kirke-mennesker, brændmænd, og andre frivillig-gruppe kommen sammen for at hjælpe de fattige pensioniste som har ting omkring deres hus som har brug for at blive repareret men de kan ikke gøre alene. De maler, reparerer blikkenslagerarbejde, klipper buske, slå græs, planter blomster, og tager væk affald. Alle ting som de pensionist har brug for!

No Santa Clauses... just people doing a good thing!
Ingen Julemænd....kun mennesker som gør en god ting!

2 comments:

Amy said...

I lived in Texas many years and never knew this...thanks for enlightening me!!! :-))

Annemette Kuhlmann said...

Hov, det vidste jeg heller ikke!! Sikken hjertensgod ting at bruge Christmas in July til!
Måske vil jeg finde lidt flere oplysninger om dette og skrive et indlæg;o)....håber at det er fint?!