MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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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.'*
(SOURCE:-Christmas in the Heart! Part 2 )