December 11, 2009

Day 5 Twelve of Twelve- Five

“On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

five Golden Rings.”


Look what I found today.

“Religious symbolism of The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas)

1 True Love refers to God
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed”

Who knew? Not me.

For today’s commitment I give you a riddle that my Lily told me.

“I can hold flesh and bone but have a hole on either end...what am I?”

The answer is today’s commitment.

“Have you ever been married? Why?” is the question in 12 days journal #243


  1. I had never heard that before - who knew! RS

  2. Hey Bernice! Wow, I had never known that. So wild! Hope you're enjoying yourself and doing well. Are you coming this weekend?


  3. Did some poking around on that "translation" myself. It's not definitive or even the most commonly accepted meaning of the lyrics. At any rate, here are two lighter adaptations for your enjoyment:
    This one appeals to my anti-commercialism, anti-consumerism take on holidays and such.

    This one is just plain hilarious!