Friday, December 17, 2010

Sounds of Christmas Merriment

Christmas In The Olden Time
~Sir Walter Scott
Heap on more wood!
 -the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.....
Just a few words from Sir Walter's
poem, describes how it is with
our family and friends living
in northern colder climates.
Word is that schools are closing
for snow days, and roads
are  frozen over in sheets of ice
for those living in North Carolina.
Further north, up close to Canada,
it's taking  pellet stoves and
 furnaces to warm the homes.
But a little bit of cold and snow never
dampens  the spirits of these
resilient folks. They've been
prepared for this kind of weather,
 for weeks now. Why,  there's so
much love and merriment
going on in these homes.....
I can almost hear the sounds of their voices
as the Christmas baking begins.
"Let's put some colored sugars
 on these warm cookies."
"Alright, who wants fudge?"
During the winter, they'll have 
neighbors stopping by to help clear
snow from the driveways.
I'm hearing sweet hospitality......
"Come on in and get warm by the fire, and
you know you'll want some hot chocolate,
Sure do appreciate your help with the snow."
"Tell the Missus, thank you for the venison stew."
"Merry Christmas and God bless."
Sweet sounds of Christmas merriment.......
Blessings.....Dee Dee