Monday, November 28, 2016

28 November 16

Saturday (26 November) marked the 300th anniversary of the first lion being exhibited in America. Tomorrow marks the birthday of writer C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), whose wonderful lion character Aslan plays the major role in the "Chronicles of Narnia." My tie features a lion and other animals from Zambia, the "REAL AFRICA" according to the label. Beth's parents gave me another tie with the same design in different colors (orange, yellow, gray and charcoal) in 2000, and now this one has come to me from the Robert F. Wollenweber collection. (Mentioning Aslan creates an Advent connection, because it was Aslan's "advent" into Narnia that created much of the plot for "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," including a Father Christmas celebration.)

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