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May I start by saying Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful KASsisters! Throughout the year I thoroughly enjoy chatting with each of you, exchanging ideas, and being inspired by your work. I hope you all spend your holiday wrapped in the love of famiy and friends!
To begin, I will share a song … not necessarily my favorite Christmas song, but a song that holds a pretty cute memory for me. When my youngest grandson was much younger than he is now, he used to spend a lot of time with me over the holidays. One of his favorite things to do was to sit at my computer and go through my playlist of Christmas songs. There were several that he would choose to repeat over and over again. Over the next few days, I’ll share a couple more, but for now I will give you this one.
My memory is of him sitting at my computer with his Santa hat on, his little head bobbing back and forth as he sang along, waving his arms like he was conducting the orchestra.
Glo, do you have ESP or what??? That song is being played in some commercial that I see multiple times a day and has become a repetune that is firmly lodged in my brain. Of course I have only been able to sing the first two lines, but at least now, I will know all the words. Thank you (I think).
HA HA Anne, that was all I knew of it as well. It was for some phone company ad, I think. My grandchildren brought me up to speed so you can thank them ... I think ... tee hee hee xo
Adorable song !!! I haven't heard it.
What a cute song. It's tickling my memory, as though I've heard/known it a long, long time ago (yes, I mean in my childhood....lol).
Is it OK if I drag out my Christmas in Soweto poem? Apologies to those who have read it before.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (or - HOW I WISH IT COULD BE IN SOWETO)
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the camp
Orphans were huddled in hovels quite damp
No stockings were hung, for the world didn’t care
There was no hope at all that St. Nick would be there.
The Gogo sat watching the kids fast asleep
And for their lost parents, she started to weep.
A small gift for each, she thought through her tears
Would bring them such joy for the whole coming year.
And she curled up beside the smallest wee tad,
“Tomorrow we’ll sing, I won’t let them be sad..”
Then outside the hut, she heard a commotion.
It sounded like hoof-beats! And full of emotion...
She peeked out the door with her heart in her throat
Saw a little old man and eight small antelope
And the strangest of vehicles - with runners not wheels
And a jolly old fellow in red head to heels.
The Go-go was panicked, didn’t know what to think.
But Santa just smiled and gave her a wink.
“Don’t be afraid - let me in if you dare
I’ve a sackful of gifts sent by Knit-a-Square.”
As he entered the shack and looked down at each kid
Fast asleep on the ground, down his cheek a tear slid.
Then he reached in his pack and pulled out for each child
A beautiful blanket of squares bright and wild.
As he bent down to cover them up from above
He whispered “This was made, for you, with great love.
All over the world, people know, and they care.
The work of their hands , with you they now share.”
He waved the Gogo goodbye, and went to the door,
Then he stopped and said “Oops - there still is one more”
And out of his sack pulled a blanket for her
Wrapped it close round her shoulders - ‘Twas as warm as fur.
As she watched from the door., and saw him depart
The warmth she was feeling, was deep in her heart.
And she heard him exclaim as the sled rose on high
Merry Christmas Soweto, from the KASfolk and I.
Anne, this is absolutely perfect! I have never seen it before. Is this your work? Thank you soooooo much for sharing it with us. Now excuse me while I get a tissue ... xo
Please Anne 'drag' out this wonderful poem every year. Each time I read it, it tugs at my heartstrings and brings a tear to my eye. Thank you.
Thank you Anne, it's the first time I have seen it, you are one clever cooke, it is a gem! I think Linda is right, we need to see this every Christmas!
Anne, thank you very much for sharing this poem. It´s really great . I was very touch by it.