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An Old Fashion Christmas

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited 4:10AM in EggHead Forum
Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch
The pond was froze over and so was the branch.

The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.
The kids were all home on vacation from school.

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 sorta 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!

-anonymomus

GG

Comments

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Very nice. ;)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Now THAT'S a treasure!!! ;) Thanks for the post GG.May you and yours have a blessed Christmas and New Year! :)
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Thanks Kent, Merry Christmas! -RP
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    The snow is coming your way.

    Merry Christmas Molly.

    Kent
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    Merry Christmas Hoss,

    GG
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    Thanks Randy, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

    Kent
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Merry Christmas Kent.
    It's here! :)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Nice poem Kent thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ;)
  • BearBear Posts: 32
    GG,
    Thank you! I really enjoyed it!!!!! :)

    B.
  • That was a Great Post and a good trick. Hope you have a really Merry Christmas
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