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"The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood"

By dukes_jewel
‚I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a a note on it saying, toys not included.‚
― Bernard Manning

The Rauchermann (smoking man) is an "incense smoker", the invention of toy makers in the Ore Mountains in Germany used to burn down an incense cone (Rucherkerzen).

The Ruchermann was first mentioned in 1850 and is now a common component in the German and Austrian Christmas tradition. The upper part of the wood figurine is hollowed out and put on top of the base which holds the incense cone. The cone smolders inside the hollow figurine and the smoke leaves via the figure's mouth.

Hundreds of kinds of figurines exist, traditionally displaying craftsmen of the region, such as foresters, peddlers, miners, and soldiers. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest Ruchermann in the world is in the Miniaturenpark Kleinwelka in Bautzen (near Dresden).


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I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a a note on it saying, toys not included.
― Bernard Manning


Brilliant quote..
Saw Bernard a lot he lived quite close ,completely different guy in person than the one telling jokes..
Did a lot that went unnoticed..
Nice card and a merry christmas to you all
David.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
24 Dec 2016 12:15PM
Happy festive season to you and your family.
Chinga Plus
11 102 3 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2016 1:04PM
Lovely Seasonal image!
Merry Xmas to you!
Isabel GrinGrin
24 Dec 2016 6:13PM
Merry Christmas to you !!!

Beautiful image *** SmileSmileSmile
IreneClarke 7 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2016 11:09AM
Merry Christmas have a wonderful day

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