Be a sport and answer my question
I want three names in quick succession
There’s nothing to win, but my head’s in a spin
And my instincts have fell foul to the fact
That although the tale I know well, these details I truly lack.
These magi brought with them gifts many years ago,
One ruddy, one gold, and the other yellow,
To a baby born in a manger,
Surrounded by animals, people and Angels,
And beneath a star up on high and lit bright in the sky…
Think for a moment, take on board what I’ve said
Or with great momentum hit ‘search’ on the web
Which is what I should have done before writing this,
And now wise to that fact I know what the answer is.

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By the way, if like me you didn’t know, the Three Wise Men were Melchior from Persia, Balthazar from Babylon and Gaspar from India. It’s easy when you know it!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. These are the same dudes that venture to the mansion every Christmas are they not? The ones who leave you goodies at your doorstep and worship your presence in the world? Amazing what the mansion can create! Lucky you…Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! VK 🙂

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    1. You may be right, VK… although all visitors to the Mansion seem to come in threes. I don’t know why that is…

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    1. One step ahead there, Raili. I was clueless!

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  2. Odd coincidence as my sister spoke to somebody called Balthazar this week – she thought it was a joke but it was his name! We couldn’t figure out the other two.. so thank you!

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    1. I love it when this type of coincidence occurs, Jae.

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  3. Didn’t remember. 😬

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    1. At least you knew at some point, Jodi. I had no idea!

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  4. I played a wise man in the kids panto at school when I was little – my only claim to fame apart from meeting John Pertwee who was a real dude!!! 🙂

    God Bless my friend!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. And which wiseman did you play Prenin? Any pix of that historic moment? VK 🙂

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      1. The one with the Gold! 🙂

        Can’t remember the words now, but I remember the box kept falling apart so I needed to hold in in both hands!!! 🙂

        No pictures of the event hun – we wuz poor in them days… 😦

        Love and hugs!

        Prenin.

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        1. Oh darn….That pic would be priceless today! Smart to grab the gold box Prenin…Smart lad….VK 🙂

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    2. Name dropper 😉 ! John Pertwee would have been cool to meet, I suspect, Prenin! I was a jester in my school panto… and a nervous wreck.

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      1. Aaah Stage Fright!!! 🙂

        Didn’t bother me at the time!!! 🙂

        God Bless!

        Prenin.

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  5. I think they may have been pretty grumpy having to lug those presents all over the middle east until they found the baby.

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    1. I’d also imagine travelling all that way on camel back wouldn’t have been that comfortable either, Oldegg! 😀

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  6. Bringing gold, frankincense and myrrh.
    How many posts are you up to Tom?

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    1. They did indeed, Beth… and apart from gold, I had to look up the colours of the other two as well! 😀
      And, hehehe, thanks for asking, including today’s post, I have now clocked up 2,017 posts. I recently well and truly smashed my target! 😀

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      1. Congratulations!! I figured you would do it. Sending fireworks and a big cake your way to celebrate!

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        1. Thank you very much, Beth – very much appreciated! 😀

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  7. I would be a disgrace to my Catholic school education if I didn’t remember the names of those very special wisemen.
    But, have I used it at all in my life? No. Ssooo … I wasted brain matter. I can Google it now ,,, or … read it here. ~~~ : – )
    I enjoyed the wordle. Well done …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. We have a lot of stuff in our heads that we don’t use… yet sometimes, when asked, we know we know it, yet it just doesn’t spring forth. Maybe all the other stuff gets in the way.

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