Season Greetings Dear Friends and Patients,
As 2011 is winding down I’m thankful we have grown this year. Seeing more patients and being able to help more people is why I love getting up and going to work each day. Because of this growth my daughter Amanda has been helping me in the office several times a week. So if you call and get a female voice it's not me. Amanda is also doing the monthly email newsletter and weekly updates on Facebook. We also have a new website at: drnorrischiro.com. Hopefully the content on these sites will inform and entertain you. We try to have helpful information and fun facts. You can subscribe to the newsletter on our website. For instance here are some fun facts about the holiday season.
-The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. The French gave it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons!
-"It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
-Q: Why are candy canes bent? A: In 1670, a choirmaster in Cologne, Germany, bent the ends of candy sticks to resemble a shepherd's staff and handed them out to children during church services to keep them quiet.
- For centuries, St. Nicholas has been remembered by Christians for his generosity toward children and the poor. The real St. Nicholas lived in Turkey, where he served as bishop in the town of Myra, during the fourth century.
- According to Dutch legend, Sinter Klaas (St. Nicholas) brought gifts at Christmastime, either through an open window or down a chimney.
- In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931, during the Great Depression.
-"White Christmas" has sold more than 100 million copies around the world. The song was written by Irving Berlin and recorded by Bing Crosby in 1942.
- The time-honored tradition of sending Christmas cards began more than 150 years ago in England.
-In 1822, Clement Moore composed his famous poem, "The Night Before Christmas," creating the modern image of Santa Claus as a jolly old fat man in a red suit.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Dr. Michael Norris