Lean your ear this way;
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say,
Christmas Eve is coming soon;
Now you dear old man,
Whisper what you'll bring to me;
Tell me if you can.
When the clock is striking twelve,
When I'm fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black
With your pack you'll creep;
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row;
Mine will be the shortest one;
Mended at the toe.
Johnny wants a pair of skates,
Susie wants a sled;
Nelly wants a storybook –
one she hasn't read.
As for me, I hardly know,
so I'll go to rest.
and leave it up to you to pick
because you know me best!
- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- AWKWARD VISIT WITH SANTA PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HIDEOUS CHRISTMAS SWEATER PHOTO OF THE DAY
- HOLIDAY PHOTO OF THE DAY
- TWEET TREATS
- DID YOU KNOW...?
- DOG CONFESSIONS
- BIZARRE CHRISTMAS CARDS
- LETTERS TO SANTA
- GARDEN UPDATE
- WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
- 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- WHAT IN THE WORLD?
|Rumors can ruin a person's life. @totalteenmove|
DID YOU KNOW...? THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER (A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
nce upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year.
Not a speck of dust was left on the day when the Christ Child was to come and bless the house on Christmas Eve. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife's broom. They finally fled to the farthest corner
of the forgotten attic.
'Twas Christmas Eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ Child's visit. The oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep
through the crack in the door to see Him. Silently, they crept out of their attic and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold.
The Christ Child smiled as He thought of the happy spiders seeing His tree. But He knew the mother would not feel the same way and that she would be brokenhearted. So He reached out His hand
and touched the webs and blessed them. They all turned to shimmering, sparkling silver and gold. The tree glistened in greater beauty than ever before.
Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on the tree, and according to the story, it has become a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.
Rain and cold winds made for a cozy day inside in front of a roaring fire that has been going since 9am. Sat at the computer with a cacophony of wind chimes lulling me into snuggling. Tonight's temp is slated to be 26F-real feel 19F.
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ~DAY SIX
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - six geese a laying...five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.
1732 "Poor Richard's Almanac" is published
1777 Continental Army enters winter camp at Valley Forge
1843 Charles Dickens publishes "A Christmas Carol" introducing Scrooge
1907 Pennsylvania miners perish in coal mine explosion
1941 Hitler takes command of the German army
1972 Last lunar landing mission ends
1984 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China
1997 "Titanic" debuts in theatres
1998 President Clinton impeached
2012 More funerals for Sandy Hook Elementary; The TV show, 'The Voice' dedicates the song "Hallelujah" to victims, with contestants holding cards with names of the victims