It’s that magical time of year when I sit down and write my silly Christmas poem. I love doing it and I hope you enjoy reading it. And a very Merry Christmas to you.
There are things you can count on, and things that make you bristle,
There are things like death and taxes, and, of course, my Christmas missile.
The market had its ups and downs, with unemployment, pantries go bare,
But at least our south-of-the-border friends now have Obamacare.
We cruised to begin the year; we’re cruising at the end,
We floated through the Panama Canal, but what was around the bend?
As we pulled into Fort Lauderdale, the word was not so sweet,
The snow was coming to our home, not in inches, but in feet.
We had to act quickly, years in the military helped,
We jumped a flight, brought Nikki home, before she even yelped.
RAJA in Indy, Suter’s at the lake,
Concentrating on seeing friends, that was our major take.
We visited the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park,
Slipped it tween the Holdaway’s and Baker’s, it became quite a lark.
Visited the O’Roark’s on a way to an occasion,
High school baseball reunion, I say with hesitation.
All East Side Flyers, we talked of games and hits,
But after fifty years, we didn’t bring our mitts.
We spent Thanksgiving with Paul and Sandy, Josh is now a Hokie,
Jack is growing like a weed, but his school behavior is a little smoky.
How could this happen? How could this be?
I guess that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Paul has to commute all the way to Bland,
The trips not always smooth, the way that he planned.
He’s been hit by a sheet of ice, flying off of a truck,
And run down on the highway, by a good size buck
(Paul fared better that the deer).
Missy had an operation, repairs to her neck,
She needs to get better, after the terrible wreck.
Her spirits remain high, always makes the best,
And starting next fall, she’ll have an empty nest.
Tyler’s at Central Florida, cheering for the Knights,
Kristin’s a high school senior, reaching for new heights.
Terry’s job is in Ocala, an hour and a half away,
He likes what he’s doing, not to mention better pay.
Out in Arizona, down in Prescott Valley
Becky’s got her Masters, that’s quite a tally.
Eddie sold the taxi business, now what’s in sight,
Brandon transferred to NAU, J-School seems just right.
Grant’s a computer guy; he’s hooked on with Go Daddy,
Answering difficult questions, which make some folks go batty.
Mary and Blanche are hanging in there, at 95 and 93,
We’re thankful to still have them, we’re lucky as could be.
Carole enjoys finding recipes; her knees are working fine,
But, she gets exhausted easy; it’s hard to stand in line.
Jack tries to be helpful, when he’s not playing golf,
But there’s more time when he’s playing, than times when he’s off.
A Crystal Cruise is coming up to visit tropical isles,
Carole needs some pampering; she’ll get it with her wiles.
But we’ll be home for Christmas, and we’ll be thinking of you,
Much love and blessings for Christmas, and through the whole year too.
A Happy New Year