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Merry, Merry Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013





Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch
The pond was froze over & so was the branch.
The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.
The kids were all home on vacation from school,
And happier young folks you never did see-
Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.
Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock,
There came a surprise that gave them a shock!
The power went off, the TV went dead!
When Grandpa came in from out in the shed
With an armload of wood, the house was all dark.
"Just what I expected," they heard him remark.
"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.
Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."
"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light,
And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."
The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom.
Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room,
Uncased his old fiddle & started to play
That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.
Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew
Both Pop & the kids were all singing it, too.
They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"
Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.
They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth,
And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth.
They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe,
The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.
Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn;
And when the kids wakened, the power was on..
"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"
Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick.
Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun,
He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!
-anonymous





Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas!!!

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GINIEMIE 12/28/2013 10:07PM

    Love it, a slower paced Christmas Eve, Thank you.
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EABL81 12/28/2013 5:01PM

    What a great idea! Hope yours was a wonderful Christmas, Mary Anne!

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BESCATS 12/27/2013 2:30PM

    That was great, and should happen in more households. The kids of today just don't know what they're missing !!

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IDLETYME 12/27/2013 12:38PM

    That's a great poem -
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/27/2013 6:56AM

    Merry Christmas! emoticon

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KAYDE53 12/27/2013 12:15AM

    Loved it, and I want the self-cleaning house too!! emoticon

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ANHELIC 12/26/2013 12:32AM

    Love the poem, Mary Anne. However, we were without power (real power) for about 38 hours due to an ice storm that started Sunday evening. some people are still without power. My kitties and I were snuggled together here in the house. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/25/2013 10:39PM

    emoticon MERRY CHRISTMAS

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KATHRYNLP 12/25/2013 10:10PM

    Love it -- thank you! And could I be on the list for that self cleaning house too! emoticon emoticon

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FALLENSHORT2013 12/25/2013 7:54PM

  I really wish someone would do that here!!! emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 12/25/2013 7:07PM

    Love it -- thank you!

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CHACHAOREO 12/25/2013 6:56PM

    I need the self-cleaning house---wouldn't that be great!!!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 12/25/2013 5:33PM

    Love the poem and ditto on the house! Merry Christmas to you. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/25/2013 5:06PM

    i wont a self cleaning house as well.merry christmas love emoticon

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CONNIER64 12/25/2013 12:35PM

    emoticon sign me up for that self cleaning house please emoticon emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 12/25/2013 11:09AM

    Merry Christmas!! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 12/25/2013 10:54AM

    Cute poem. Thanks.
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TWEETYKC00 12/25/2013 10:46AM

    Merry Christmas!

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LAC936 12/25/2013 10:43AM

    emoticon thanks! Merry Christmas

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EGGBASKET1 12/25/2013 10:17AM

    LOVED IT !!!! THANKS FOR SHARING ! MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!! HUGS...EGG

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LOUIE-LILY 12/25/2013 9:32AM

    There's something to be said for an old time Christmas!
Merry Christmas my friend...I hope your day is wonderful!
Hugs to you 3 from us 3
Nancy, L&L

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/25/2013 9:29AM

    Merry Christmas to you too!!

I sure would like one of those too, a "Self-Cleaning House" what a gift that would be.
Single digits here this morning, clear blue sky, too.

Love and Hugs, Audra

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LOUIE-LILY 12/25/2013 9:29AM

    There's something to be said for an old time Christmas!
Merry Christmas my friend...I hope your day is wonderful!
Hugs to you 3 from us 3
Nancy, L&L

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0309COOKIE 12/25/2013 9:23AM

    Merry Christmas!

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