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Wednesday, December 19th 2007

9:03 PM

Happy Holidays !

 Christmas on the Prairie

It was Christmas on the prairie
and no tannenbaums in sight.
The moon in a cloudless sky
lighted up the winter night.

Way back in the hills
a wee little soddy stood,
nestled by a creek,
in a growth of cottonwood.

Around that little shack
snow was drifted belly deep.
The cattle were all bedded down
and the cowboys were asleep.

Lamplight softly warmed the room
inside that old sod shack
and cowchips burned like tinder
holding the winter back.

The Christmas tree, a sagebrush,
slightly lighted by the lamp,
stood in the soddy's window
to brighten up their camp.

They were a long way from home
and they'd done the best they could
to celebrate that Christmas
just as their families would.

© 2003, Clark Crouch


from seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp?date=20071222  Sat. Dec 21, 2007
9 Comment(s).

Posted by Jennifer Macaire:

Happy New Year!
May it be filled with peace and prosperity! (and lots of good books!)
Tuesday, January 1st 2008 @ 5:10 AM

Posted by Siobhan:

Wishing you a Happy New Year, Connie!
New Year Comments
Monday, December 31st 2007 @ 5:22 AM

Posted by Rayne:

Scott and I were telling the girls about gifts that we or are brothers and in his case, sisters, wanted and we realized how some of the stuff was still the same. TMNT toys, He-Man, Barbies, electronic games, clothes, and in his case, and Evil Kneivel stunt bike.
Wednesday, December 26th 2007 @ 8:09 AM

Posted by Foxx Trotter:

Hmmm...the image didn't come up the first time. Anyways, Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 26th 2007 @ 12:34 AM

Posted by Foxx Trotter:

Wednesday, December 26th 2007 @ 12:32 AM

Posted by Claire Andrews:

Tuesday, December 25th 2007 @ 4:41 AM

Posted by David Masters:

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 25th 2007 @ 12:54 AM

Posted by Tove:

Hi Connie!

Congrats on completing the Wed Development Certificate, I`m sure you love working with photoshop!
Love the poem, it`s beautiful!
Merry Chrismas and a happy new year
to you and your family!
Hug Tove!
Saturday, December 22nd 2007 @ 2:05 PM

Posted by Siobhan:

That's a lovely poem, Connie. I'm wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 21st 2007 @ 11:49 AM

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