Thursday, December 6, 2012

The patron of pawnbrokers

It is funny how you think you know a lot and find you know nothing.

For instance about St. Nicholas, whose feast day is Dec. 6, the day that is just ending, I had no idea who he was the patron saint of.

Stocking makers?

Stocking stuffers?

Leonard Pennario biographers?

No no no!

He is the patron saint of bakers and pawnbrokers.

Pawnbrokers ...

... have their own patron saint and Nicholas is it!

We must quickly get baking in the good saint's honor. Work fast, and your Dowager Duchess Fruitcake could be ready in time for Twelfth Night.

Plus if somebody wants to pawn something off on us we should say yes.

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