Christmas comes

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Red Poppy
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Christmas comes

Post by Red Poppy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:21 am

Christmas comes but once a year
and then it's gone again.
Comes and goes and comes and goes -
a little bit like men!
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by imaginary friend » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:25 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Except that for most men, 'once a year' would be considered a starvation diet...
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Red Poppy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:25 pm

You have a point!
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by madflowers » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:47 pm

Red Poppy wrote: Comes and goes and comes and goes -
Comes and goes and come and goes
And where It goes
No one know(e)s :cry: :cry:
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Cate » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:36 pm

Christmas comes but once a year
and then it's gone again.
Comes and goes and comes and goes -
a little bit like men!
That's why it's best to keep them tied up, . with lots of activities such as painting and fixing things.
Almost every morning I re-break the toaster.
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by madflowers » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:50 pm

Cate wrote:That's why it's best to keep them tied up, . with lots of activities such as painting and fixing things.
Almost every morning I re-break the toaster.
Oh Cate
Where is your Christmas spirit
surely you could let ' him ' roam free awhile :?: :?:
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Cate » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:30 pm

Okay, tomorrow I won't break the toaster, I'll just have cereal.
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by mickey_one » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:46 pm

Cate wrote:Okay, tomorrow I won't break the toaster, I'll just have cereal.

and that's the difference between our lives- tomorrow, for breakfast, I'll just have a cereal killer.
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Manna » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:57 pm

I thought I made a charming post here about whiskey and Santa in Appalachia, but it seems not to have shown up. boohoo. Trying again...

In Appalachia, there is a tradition such that, after Christmas, the neighbors all go around to each others' houses and help take down the decorations and put Christmas away. They call it Breakin' up Christmas, and they have a little song:

Santa Claus come, Santa Claus gone
Breakin' up Christmas all day long
Christmas come, Christmas gone
Breakin' up Christmas all night long

and as the adventures wear on, going from house to house, they bring out the whiskey, they all get drunk, and the tradition continues into making up verses as you please. For instance:

Brandy wine come, brandy wine gone
Breakin up Christmas all night long
Rooster crows at break of day
Breakin' up Christmas all the way

Your poem initiated a series of neuronal firings that led to a recollection of Breakin' up Christmas. How are you RP?
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Red Poppy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:01 pm

I'm very well thanks.
Not really missing the leg now that I've got used to the automatic car.
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by damellon » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:19 am

Sorry to hear about the leg, Red Poppy.
We'll just have to pull the other one.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

from Wild Geese
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Martine » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:37 pm

:?:
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Red Poppy
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Red Poppy » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:51 pm

Martine! :o
What kind of wooden leg was it that wooden float?
Was the hat rack, round which he went, wooden as well?
If he had gone round the hat rack was he a ward of coat?
When he was buried was it a case of one foot in the grave?
:D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :razz: :oops: :cry: :roll: ;-) :neutral:
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by mickey_one » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:29 am

when I was a child we had a wooden tree which mum and dad kept in the garden. on our birthdays the family linked arms and danced around it whilst neighbours cheered.
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Re: Christmas comes

Post by Andrew McGeever » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:02 pm

My Grandad had a wooden leg: it wasn't his own, well how could one be born with one?
It came from a chair, given to him by an old "flame" from Norway.
Over the years...decades....the chair survived in the family, until he decided to break it up and set it on fire.
One leg remained, only to be stolen by two youngsters from Liverpool who wrote a song about its capture.
I have identified the culprits, but can't remember their names.
Yet the first lines of their song remains ....

"I once had a girl
or should I say
she once had me" :D :D :D

Andrew.
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