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Merry Christmas to our readers. I give you a wish, a thought and a song, as well as some fun facts:
WISH: I wish you a great Christmas.
THOUGHT: This is a great time to think of those who are less fortunate.
SONG: sugar rum cherry - Duke Ellington's jazzed up version of a part of the Nutcracker. Very cool.
FUN FACTS:(courtesy of our friends at the United States Census Bureau):
Number of establishments around the country that primarily manufactured dolls and stuffed toys in 2010. California led the nation with 10 locations. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS code 339931, <http://www.census.gov/econ/
The number of locations that primarily produced games, toys and children’s vehicles in 2010; they employed 7,374 workers. California led the nation with 85 establishments. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS code 339932, <http://www.census.gov/econ/
Hanukkah and Kwanzaa58%
Proportion of the nation’s spuds produced in Idaho and Washington during the fall of 2011. Potato latkes are always a crowd pleaser during Hanukkah. Source: National Agriculture Statistics Service, Crop Production, Page 14 <http://usda01.library.