Author Archives: Christopher Flattum

Santa Lucia Candle Crowns on Christmas

Main Piece Put that down, that on Christmas eve, Santa Lucia, L-U-C-I-A: Girls would wear real candles in their hair on Church service on Christmas eve, in a crown. It was really annoying because the wax would melt into the hair, and you always thought your hair was going light on fire. I’m not sure… Continue Reading »

“Full of the Dickens” – Southern Saying

“Full of the Dickens” Full of the Dickens. My grandma used to say that – he is full of the dickens. It means you’re silly, naughty. It was from the south, I think. Honestly, I think you’re full of the dickens, really. Background The informant who provided this information was born and raised in Southern… Continue Reading »

Touching the Fire

Main Piece I don’t know how it started, but every year during homecoming, the freshman are in charge of building a big bonfire in the center of the green at Dartmouth, and you run around it for as many years of your graduation year, plus 100 now because it started in the 1900’s, so for… Continue Reading »