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J_ROW
12-20-2010, 03:37 PM
'Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch,
The pond was froze over & so was the branch.

The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule,
The kids were all home, on vacation from school.

And happier young folks you never did see-
Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.

Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock,
There came a surprise that gave them a shock!

The power went off, the TV went dead,
Then Grandpa came in from out in the shed.

With an armload of wood, the house was all dark.
"Just what I expected," they heard him remark.

"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.
Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."

"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom, "With their light,
And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."

The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom,
Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room.

Uncased his old fiddle, & started to play,
That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.

Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew,
Both Pop & the kids were all singing it too.

They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"
Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.

They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth,
And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth.

They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe,
The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.

Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn;
And when the kids wakened, the power was back on.

"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"
Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick.

Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun,
He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!

-anonymous


We should all be this smart! Merry Christmas and in the hustle and bustle of
the shopping take time to remember what Christmas is all about! God Bless

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uglystik
12-20-2010, 05:51 PM
Awesome!

Lowellhturner
12-20-2010, 07:31 PM
Enjoyed it tremendously! Well Done, sir! (WHERE do you dig that kind of stuff up?) Happy and Safe Holidays to all!

Dar
12-20-2010, 07:53 PM
That was refreshing, Thanks for sharing

gabowman
12-20-2010, 07:56 PM
Good stuff. Thx for sharing.:)

huntinslabs
12-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Thats great. Merry Christmas to all.

wwwUncle
12-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Very, very good. Merry Christmas everyone.

Hanr3
12-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fishing!!!!!

Don G
12-21-2010, 06:18 AM
Good one, J

Eager Beaver
12-21-2010, 08:13 AM
This is a good one JRow, We had a thread awhile back about someone grumbaling about the power being off. Those times can be a lot of fun if you look for the good things instead of feeling mad about not having power. EB

shipahoy41
12-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Very nice poem. Merry Christmas everyone.

Chile450
12-21-2010, 12:57 PM
That was very nice, thank you.