"Indeed, the first patient chart is that of Fanny Bright, an 89-year-old woman from Major Manor Care, who has a history of vomiting blood. Fanny seems cheerful and a little confused."
- It's amazing what you can find on Google, and she's still not a real person.
Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. Or at least that's what the sign in the shop window says they are doing.
A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot
- second verse of Jingle Bells, James Pierpoint, 1857
Not only does "Jingle Bells":
(a) have no reference to the birth of Jesus Christ, and
(b) depict a rather salacious situation in the second verse, climaxing with a non-existent adjective, but
(c) it's not even a Christmas song!
A fed-up US mother had her 12-year-old son arrested for allegedly rummaging through his grandmother's things and playing with his Christmas present early.
Associated Press takes up the story.