our family would like to wish you and yours a
very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to remember the reason we
I found the following poem and want to share it with you and your family
Christmas season is a time of great joy;
Not long ago in a little square in town,
As a man stood by Santa, I saw him smile;
I was startled when I heard his cold reply,
As I said a hushed "goodbye" and sadly turned to leave,
Joyfully we knelt where the manger scene had been,
The true meaning of Christmas now can be seen,
Written by:Francis Armstrong
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
were dressing to crawl into bed,
out of the East there rose such a clatter,
what to my wondering eyes should appear
of His face made me cover my head
Book of Life which He held in His hand,
whose names had been written with love,
to my knees, but it was too late;
words of this poem the meaning is clear;
1/2 cup sugar
Select firm, red cranberries and prick once or twice with a needle. Boil
the sugar in the water until
These are very decorative and can serve as an excellent garnish.
2 quarts. apple cider
In a large kettle, bring the first seven ingredients to a boil. Reduce
Written by: Shel Silverstein
Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
What's *that* now-footsteps on the rooftop?
I'm barkin', I'm growlin', I'm bitin' his butt..
Now the house is all peaceful
and quiet again,
Submitted by: Cookie Hungerbuhler
1. Up on the Mousetop
2. Have Yourself a Furry
3. Joy to the Curled
4. I Saw Mommy Hiss at
5. The First Meow
6. Oh, Come All Ye Fishful
7. Silent Mice
8. Fluffy, the Snowman
9. Jingle Balls
10. Wreck the Halls!
|OFFICE HOLIDAY HUMOR
: All Employees
Effective immediately, employees should
keep in mind the
1. Running aluminum foil through the
paper shredder to make
In spite of all this, the staff is encouraged
to have a Happy Holiday.
[from Kitty's Daily Mews]
It was slightly before Thanksgiving. The trip went reasonably well, and he was ready to go back. The airport on the other end had turned a tacky red and green, and loudspeakers blared annoying elevator renditions of cherished Christmas carols.
Being someone who took Christmas very seriously, and being slightly tired, he was not in a particularly good mood.
Going to check in his luggage (which, for some reason, had become one suitcase with entirely new clothes), he saw hanging mistletoe. Not real Mistletoe, but very cheap plastic with red paint on some of the rounder parts and green paint on some of the flatter and pointier parts, that could be taken for mistletoe only in a very Picasso sort of way.
With a considerable degree of irritation and nowhere else to vent it, he said to the attendant,
"Even if I were not married, I would not want to kiss you under such a ghastly mockery of mistletoe."
"Sir, look more closely at where the mistletoe is."
"That's not why it's there."
"It's there so you can kiss your luggage goodbye."
best for the holidays and
the New Year to come.
Shui Woo, Zachett (Zaza)