On this day in history 1952-- Richard M. Nixon gave the "Checkers Speech." Nixon was running on the Dwight D. Eisenhower ticket as Vice-Presidential candidate. Nixon had been accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions. Nixon admitted that by accepting a dog, Checkers, he could be accused of that but that he was keeping the dog anyway. To read or listen to the speech, please visit the American Rhetoric page at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/richardnixoncheckers.html .
Here are some links for crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments:
http://hometown.aol.com/lffunt/christmas.htm (go to middle of page)
This is a small selection of what is available
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)