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#1 john


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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:58 AM

the family today, but I probably couldn't get through it with dry eyes....a lot of fine Christmas memories went into this one....
I hope you all enjoy it - maybe we have some of the same memories. Merry Christmas to you all and have the best CHristmas today!

John, Alice, Jess and Sam (and Felix the cat, too!)

On Christmas days of years gone by……

When I was just a little boy
my heart was filled with Christmas joy
So magical, that time of year
When I would spread my Christmas cheer
And have my family close to me
With presents ‘round our Christmas tree
On Christmas days of years gone by……

We always had the finest tree
And fixed it up so beautifully
Spruce, pine or fir, it didn’t matter
in green or flocked with snowy spatter
And there was always room for me
Amongst the gifts beneath the tree
On Christmas days of years gone by……

Our Christmas stockings were really grand
each knit by Mom with loving hand
With lots of room for toys and such
some years more, some not as much
But always in the toe we’d find
A great big apple – the golden kind!
On Christmas days of years gone by……

The flashy presents beneath our tree
would fill us kids with Christmas glee
Torn open to reveal what was inside
a game, a book or a bobsled to ride!
A workbench or dollhouse handmade by Dad
Or tools for the ambitious lad
On Christmas days of years gone by……

Later we’d all sit down to eat
And thank the Lord for bread and meat
Turkey, Venison and Roasted Wild Duck
calling dibs on the wishbones to bring us good luck!
Then snack on pistachios, cookies and fudge
Feasting until we could barely budge
On Christmas days of years gone by……

Brothers, Sisters and Cousins would play until late
and sleepiness was our ultimate fate
Our Parents would tuck us into our beds
with Christmas joys still thick in our heads
We lay there for hours before we’d sleep
With new Christmas memories forever to keep
On Christmas days of years gone by……

Now my Wife and I have a Daughter and Son
And neither of us can resist the fun
Each year we use our family positions
To start a few new holiday traditions
While keeping with the old, it seems
we’ll give our kids their own sweet dreams
Of Christmas days of years to come……

By John Anderson
December 24th, 2005

(BTW, my kids both have big stockings that my Mom made them and they each will find a huge Golden Delicious apple in the toe! Merry Christmas, ALL!!! tongue.gif )

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#2 Ron Mills

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 07:34 PM

I agree with Phil. Thanks, John. Makes you stop and think. Stopping and thinking is good. But not too much thinking about Thompson prices...wink! ("...wink!" is a proprietary expression originated by our resident The Respected One, and used with permission, I think).
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