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A really complete first fifty years of 'The Night Before Christmas'

One of the most popular poems in American culture is/was/possibly always will be “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Its popularity began when it was first penned by… 1,632 more words


Quote of the Weekend

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

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Abby Jones

a snow globe of memories

An early winter storm, blown by a stiff west wind, blankets our town with several inches of snow. . .

Since I’ve nowhere special to go today, I put the kettle on, pour a cup of tea, and settle into my favorite chair near the window with a Frostian intent “to watch the woods fill up with snow.” 1,146 more words


St. Nicholas Tracking

The spry old gentleman returned from the house
All was quiet, as still as that storied old grey mouse
He retrieved a gift that he’d almost forgotten… 159 more words


Say It From Memory

Every December it’s the same.

“This will be the year,” I think boldly.

Of course, it never is. Christmas will come and go, and once again I will have not reached my annual goal. 1,337 more words