24. Dec, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

We would like to wish all of our friends and visitors to this website a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I personally think that the following old fashioned poem sums up the Spirit of Christmas perfectly:-

 

Old Gentleman Gray

 

Said Old Gentleman Gray, *On Christmas Day,

If you want to be happy, give something away.*

 

So he sent a fat turkey to shoemaker Price,

And the Shoemaker said, *What a big bird! How nice!

And since such a good dinner is now before me,

I'll send the roast I bought to poor Widow Lee.*

 

*This is a fine roast! * said the pleased Widow Lee.

*And the kindness that sent it--how precious to me.

I would like to make someone as happy as I.

I'll send Washwoman Biddy my big pumpkin pie.*

 

*Oh my,* Biddy said. *`Tis the queen of all pies!

Just to look at its yellow face gladdens my eyes.

Now it's my turn, I think, and a nice chocolate cake

For the motherless Finnegan children I'll bake.*

 

Said the Finnegan children, Rose, Denny and Hugh,

*Thank you so much, ma'am. How kind of you!

It smells sweet of spice, and we'll carry a slice

To poor lame Jake who has nothing that's nice.*

 

*I thank you and thank you,* said little lame Jake,

*For sharing with me your magnificent cake!

And in my basket, I'll save all of the crumbs

And give them to each little sparrow that comes.*

 

And the sparrows they twittered as if they would say,

*We heard the tale from Old Gentleman Gray!

He started it all, saying, `On Christmas Day,

If you want to be happy, give something away.'*

--Author Unknown

 

 

(SOURCE:-Christmas in the Heart! Part 2 )