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Monday, December 19, 2011

To All in Texas and Beyond, Merry Christmas, Ya'll!

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Texas Style)

'Twas the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.
Way out on the prairie, without any snow.
Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue,
A dreamin' of Christmas , like me and you.

Not stockings, but boots, at the foot of their bed,
For this was Texas, what more need be said,
When all of a sudden, from out of the still night,
There came such a ruckus, it gave me a fright.

And I saw 'cross the prairie, like a shot from a gun,
A loaded up buckboard, come on at a run,
The driver was "Geein" and Hawin", with a will,
The horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.

"Come on there Buck, Poncho, & Prince, to the right,
There'll be plenty of travelin' for you all tonight."
The driver in Levi's and a shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson on top of his head.

As he stepped from the buckboard, he was really a sight,
With his beard and moustache, so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, the children awoke,
And were so astonished, that neither one spoke.

And he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Buddy recovered the use of his jaw,
He asked in a whisper, "Are you really Santa Claus?"

"Am I the real Santa?  Well, what do you think?"
And he smiled as he gave a mysterious wink.
Then he leaped in his buckboard, and called back in his drawl,
"To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, You-all!"

Poem taken from All Saints Hospital staff Christmas cookbook circa 1960's, supposedly submitted by Edna Nowell, Sr. LVN.
I believe the All Saints Hospital is in Ft. Worth.
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Well, I know you are busy with all your last minute Christmas 

preparations, so I will mosey on out of here and have another 

cup of coffee! Go ahead, put another batch of cookies in 

the oven and have the Eggnog ready for Christmas Eve. I 

know Santa will be stopping Buck, Poncho and Prince at your 


Merrily, Susan, Chi and all the StarDragonflyHerbals gang!

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try

to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of

the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little

at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into

the holidays, let them overtake me unexpectedly, waking up some

fine morning and suddenly saying to myself:

'Why this is Christmas Day!

Quote by Ray Stannard Baker

Red and Beauty playing in the snow!
This photo was taken
Dec. 19, 2010.
That was today, one year ago!

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