Monday, December 05, 2005

Jengibre and Santa

Jengibre with big singing Santa Clause. I made Jengibre this Santa suit a couple of years ago. Since then I have made her a frosty snow man w/ a carrot nose and a brown leather reindeer jacket with red antlers. I will post them too, during this month. I want to make her a couple more Christmas coats this year. Any ideas?!

Here is where I would like to add a touching story about a little girl from a poor family who loved attending Sunday school ... And the Philadelphia, Temple Baptist church. I hope you will take the time to read it!!
There were so many children and the Temple Babtist church was so small that sometimes this little girl could not get in.
The little girls name was Hattie May Wiatt. She lived near this Philadelphia church where the Sunday school was so crowded and and the Reverend told her that one day they would have buildings big enough to allow every one of God's children to attend who wanted to. Later Hattie May Wiatt became sick an died. Reverend Conwell was asked to arrange the funeral and the little girls Mother told the Reverend that Hattie May had been saving money to help build a bigger church and Hattie's mother gave the Reverend the purse in which Hattie May had saved 57 cents for the church. Reverend Conwell had Hattie May's 57 cents turned into 57 pennies, and told the congregation the story of little Hattie May and then the Reverend sold the pennies for a return of about 250 dollars. In addition, 54 of the original pennies were returned to Reverend Conwell and he later put them on display. This was in 1856 when 57 cents was no small savings for a little girl from a poor family! Some of the members of the church formed what was called the Wiatt Mite society which was dedicated to making Hattie May's 57 cents grow as much as possible and to buy the property for the Primary Department of the Sunday school. A house nearby was purchased with the 250 dollars that Hattie May's 57 cents had produced and the rest is history. The first classes of the Temple College, later Temple University, were held in that house. It was later sold to allow Temple College to move and the growth of the Temple along with the founding of the Good Samaritan Hospital (Now the Temple University Hospital) ... it all shows the power of a little girls unselfish dreams and her 57 cents!!!


Blogger Sam I Am said...

OMG,Look at her,
She looks like. Yep she is ready for Santa and we know that she has been good.Jengibre and Sam I am are going to get alot of treats,

8:57 PM  
Blogger Peace said...

wow... Jengibre looks so cute in that santa costume... She is so fortunate!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jellyfish said...

looks really cute in the santa suit

xmas is coming

8:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown!!! said...

I never knew the story...really's very difficult to be unselfish...and the pic is cool..first i thgt u did by using photo editor...
take care...bye

10:40 PM  
Blogger caroline said...

How about a coat that looks like a christmas tree?

10:50 PM  
Blogger Faira said...

Sam I am, We will be hanging her stocking this next weekend. I bought her a gift from a link on Chocolate dogs Blog (Bosco), a squirrel house with three little squirrels to drop into the different openings. She will love it. She uses a little toy mouse and a keenex box now. We have to drive to Petco to buy her favorite cookies, that we will also add to her stocking. We enjoy watching her trying to get her treats and presents out of her stocking before Christmas, LOL!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Faira said...

Peace, She loves her Christmas outfits, I will post more later, I have been so busy, decorating for Christmas, shopping and making out Christmas cards I havent had much time to visit my Blogger friends and work on my Blog as I should. Maybe after the Holidays!

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jellyfish, Yes, she loves Christmas. Her Christmas stocking full of goodies is her favorite.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Faira said...

Unknown, The only thing I did, was crop the photo with Photo impression 2000, to get rid of some of the background so the focus was more on Jengibre and the Santa.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caroline, That would be fairly simple to make, too. Thanks for the idea!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Amstaffie said...

Jengibre is such the perfect model modeling that Santa outfit!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amstaffie, Our pets are so much fun at Christmas. They have the same anticipation and sparkle in their eyes as young children when it comes to Christmas treats and presents!LOL

10:47 AM  
Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

That was a wonderful story and an even wonderfuller child.

Thank you so much for sharing the story with us all!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Furkids, Yes, even though it happened many years ago it is a sad but heartwarming story of love and sacrifice!

7:25 AM  

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