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T'was the night before Christmas, and all thru the house,
Not a varmint was stirring, not even a mouse!
GGVGers all tucked in their beds,
With visions of RIFLES n SCOPES in their heads!
Ami in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a little cat nap.

When up on the roof there rose such a clatter!
Why it was ol' Don in a loin cloth,
Climbing up on a ladder!!

He was sweating and carrying a bag on his shoulder
(But, whatever was in there was beginning to molder!)
I said, "Get down from there, and think about your heart!"
He shouted something back - something about me being an old phardt!)

I could tell by his grin he was up to no good,
(I could see his beady eyes, glistening from under his hood!)
He got to the roof and waddled over to the chimney
"He's up to no good!” said something within me...

I ran to the stairway, something I just knew
To the fireplace to the fireplace!
Quick, close the flu!
But, I was too late to deal with the matter
Ol' Don had arrived with a grunt and a clatter.

I froze on the staircase, I stood there flat...
(Just imagine - soot, hat, and loin cloth...
And a poke on his back!)

He rummaged his bag for something rank,
Pulled out an old Savage, my how it stank!
A box of V-max he put on the chair,
And some powder and patches for me to find there.

I was surprised by the stuff the ol Rat had,
Why he's not so mean, he ain't even bad.
He turned and looked at me and in a wink of an eye,
He vanished - he was gone, not even a goodbye!

I opened my eyes...It was a dream I just had!!
My heart was still racing, so I got out of bed.
I laughed at myself, to the kitchen I'd slog,
To start the coffee and have some eggnog.

What a dream I just had, how silly of me -
To think ol' Don would come visit me.
I laughed some more to think of that,
A once fat ol man, black with soot and wearing a hat.

I was still chuckling, amused at myself,
sippin my coffee when I looked at the shelf...
There was some V-max, some patches and things!
My eyes flew wide open my ears began to ring.

Someone had been there, someone with a kind heart,
(Someone, no doubt, a rascally ol phardt!)
I shook my head, perched on the chair so soft,
When my eyes fell upon it - ol' Don's loin cloth!

Once again I was startled, jump starting my heart,
Why is was the ol Rat, that silly ol' phardt!!
Then in the distance I heard a faint call
"Merry Christmas you varmints! Happy New Year to all!"

 

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Brother Paul, You Have Outdone Yourself On this One!

Guess that's why we think so much of you, you fit right in! Merry Christmas Everyone!!! :)
 

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Well Paul you are "tha Man".... I'm still Laughing....That should be up for some kind of award..:) :) :)
 

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Paul

You and Don are fine examples of why I keep comin' back here.

Merry Christmas, from one old phardt to two others.


Molon Labe

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Very well done Paul

You my friend have way to much time and talent on your hands! Mighty nice of you to keep the poor old gray retired phart on his toes,dont want him sittin around gettin fat.Se,he's got a perpose in life again=getting back at you.
Merry Chrismas to both of you old pharts :D
 

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Paul, you missed your calling

Melissa was really impressed that you knew what a poke was, being so far up north.HAHA Hope you all have a Very Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep them posts coming....

Donnie and the gang
 

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OMG, it took me 15 minutes to read that....

I was laughing toooo hard to read it all at once.

Paul, you just ain't right!!! That was one for the ages. And good to see that your think of your nemises on Christmas eve.

Merry Christmas to you and Ami. WD
 

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Melissa was really impressed that you knew what a poke was, being so far up north.HAHA Hope you all have a Very Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep them posts coming....

Donnie and the gang
Living in Marietta, GA for 15 years, I fell in love w/the south and southern ways - down to earth common sense folks of the kind I grew up with in rural IA as a kid. One of my favorite things was cruisin, fishing, and hunting in the mountains of "nawth Gawgah". My folks came down to visit (from IA) once, and I took them up there to do some sight seeing. It was funny how much of the "lingo" one picks up (my son has lived there all his life - has a genuine GA drawl).;)

So, I got a kick out of having to translate for an old gentleman at a road side stand that wanted to sell my mom a "poke-o-boled goobers". After a couple repeats and still confustion on her face (for those of you not from the south) I told her he wanted to know if she wanted a sack of boild peanuts! :D

I miss the charm of the south. I'm sure that's part of what I like about the semi-annual "get togethers" we have in Somerset! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your young ones, come May!

Hoping you and yours are having a merry Christmas and wishin you and us all a happy new year!!

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I was laughing toooo hard to read it all at once.

Paul, you just ain't right!!! That was one for the ages. And good to see that your think of your nemises on Christmas eve.

Merry Christmas to you and Ami. WD
I was hoping you and all my GGVG friends would enjoy it as much as I did writing it. I know ol' Don knows as do you all, that pokin fun at the ones we love (and getting poked back :) ) is what good times and friends are all about. So, to you WD, and all our (Ami and my) friends...even Don :)D ), Merry Christmas and we'll get 'em next year!!

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