When I was a kid we had one small Black & White TV with 3 stations , shared my bedroom w/ my brother , & a mix breed dog . Today I have a color TV w/cable , share my bedroom w/ the wife , & have 11 purebred Welsh Cardigan Corgis . Christmas was simple then . Today you have to honor every religious celebration , yet if you say anything but “ Merry Christmas “ you’re on the Naughty List !
So that’s why I celebrate Leif Ericsson’s Birthday . No not that Leif Ericsson this Lief Ericsson !
Why Lief Ericsson ? He was real . Birthday dated about October , which was about right . Vikings would leave newborns out overnight . If they survived they were hardy enough for the climate . Winter babies would be hard to feed & the land could support only so many . Ancient Nordic Tribes would hang fir trees inside in deep winter . They marveled the tree stayed green . Plus in Family Court I won his birthday for visitation ! So Happy Leif Ericsson Day ! Keep Leif Ericsson Day in your heart all year round !