Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Hi, Kids! It's your friend Olivia once again! I found an old, poemy kind of thing that I wrote on December 21, 1991; and I wanted to share it... It's called "Christmastime Is..."
Christmastime is... Santa's helpers ringing bells
Crowds in the malls shopping for the "right "gift
City kids going another year without presents because their parents are on welfare
Snowflakes falling from a black-and-white photo sky
Wrapping paper with Technicolor bows and ribbons
Hopelessly messy weather to drive in
The annual "shopping days till Christmas "countdown
Couples in love kissing under mistletoe
A hooker named Holly freezing in fishnets to get extra money so her children can eat
College football bowl games on television
Christmas carols sung off-key by drunken revelers
An old man in intensive care whose last words were "Merry Christmas"
The yearly trip across the state to Grandma's
Getting presents you know you'll have to exchange
Commercials, commercials, commercials!
"Happy Christmas/War Is Over" by John and Yoko
The smell of turkey or ham or whatever on the table
The time when many people say "peace on earth, goodwill to men… " But few actually mean it...
"Jingle Bells", "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire", etc .on the Muzak at Denny's
Christmas parties with friends
The end of the pro football season
The start of the college basketball season
Summertime in Australia and New Zealand
When soldiers abroad miss their families and loved ones the most
The angel on the top of the tree shining bright
The candles on the menorah shining bright
The love in people's hearts shining bright
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And remember: don't drink and drive!