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Fagin & Sunshine’s Reminisce of Christmas Past

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Fagin & Sunshine’s Reminisce of Christmas Past



When I was quite small and my sister with me,

My Dad brought home a Christmas tree.

A “Charlie Brown” tree both scraggly and small…

Mom looked at it and said, “Is that all?”



Dad said, “Don’t worry, and give it a chance.”

We didn’t need to be told, for around it we danced.



Carefully, lovingly, we unpacked Christmas boxes

Ancient ornaments all faded and worn

Glass beads and candle carousels

Silver tinsel and more







Dad would hang the lights first,

Such a wondrous sight,

Then Mom showed us how

To trim the tree right.



Large bulbs on the bottom, small on the top,

“Careful,” Mom said,“don’t let not one drop!”



Cookies and fudge, and salt-water taffy

And ribbon candies would drive us daffy…

Stockings bearing our names were laid

As Christmas was such from the laughter we made.



Mom at the piano, and Dad’s baritone

Made any Christmas completely our own

We shivered great with such anticipation

Awaiting Rudolph and Santa’s greatest creations…



And simple gifts then are today’s great antiques

Reminiscing shared makes for memories unique.



Merry Christmas to all

Karilea & Robert

© Copyright 2004 Robert Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-05-2004 05:37 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Ah, and what wonderful memories this charming duet has brought forth. Thankyou both. hugs, Chrislane

"At one glance
I love you
With a thousand hearts."


— Mihri Hatun, Turkish poet

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2 posted 12-05-2004 05:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karilea and Robert

You brought back some of my own memories with this wonderful memory/duet.  Thanking you both.  Merry Christmas!  
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3 posted 12-05-2004 05:47 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

merry xmas to you and this was very nice

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Brother, you cannot imagine how pleased I am with our duet, when one month ago, we had so many praying for you to be well and healthy again.  You were very close to not even seeing your 51st birthday...let alone enjoy another Christmas.  This has made my Christmas the best, ever...to be able to duet with you, to say one more time, "I love you"...and to know that you will be around for a long while....Congratulations on your 100th post!

I love you.

Karilea
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smiling and continuing to smile here at the both of you....very well done you two!
May you have the merriest of Christmas's ever!
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6 posted 12-05-2004 08:05 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I'm so happy for the two of you!
To see our prayers answered for Robert..
and this memory jogging duet from you both,
brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.
Season's greetings to you both!

~ Let peace begin with me... ~

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This brought tears to my eyes.
Karilea, and Robert, this is so incredibly beautiful, in both content and presentation.
Thank you, for sharing this remarkable moment with the rest of us.
Hugging you both.
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This duet is very special to both of you.  Beautiful memories!!  Thank you for sharing them.

believe in what your heart feels...

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Beautiful, Karilea and Robert

Maree.

into this night i wonder, it's morning that i dread, another day of knowing of, the path i fear to tread.
~Sarah McLachlan~

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Karilea and Robert, thank you both so much for sharing your beautiful memories with us. Reading your poem brought back a lot of memories of Christmas when I was growing up. There was only my "little" brother and me and our parents, but we had a house full of love.
Merry Christmas!!
Heart hugs to you both,
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Karilea and Robert,

Thank you for sharing your Christmas joy with the rest of us.  And may your joy carry you through Christmas and far into the New Year!

God bless you both!

Shenachie
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wonderfully written and shared

happy for the both of you

M
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Yes, a great reminder that family IS the magic of Christmas time.  When there is nothing else...there is family.  I remember times where we didn't exchange anything at all.  My mother wept once about it.  I reminded her that we had our family.  It was the best Christmas of my life.  We had no gifts.  But we were rich that Christmas morning.  Rich beyond our wildest dreams.  Another great reminder.  Thank you for that.

Kevin
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Lovely tribute to one another. My brother and I have such memories as well, but not quite as sweet as this!

Take care, both of you and may God bless.


Corinne
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How precious....You have written your own family Christmas card... and all is made even more wonderful in that there will be new memories made and shared.

Happy Holidays!!
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This is a most touching write of a warmly remembered childhood.  These are song lyrics?   Well written tunes!  
Thanks for taking me back. Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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I suppose that's exactly what the song "There's no place like home for the holidays, cause no matter how far away you are"  means...family, wonderful memories and good cheer....a reminder of how really rich we are.

Congratulations to both of you.  

Hugs Lee J.
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Beaytiful story my dear,
I wish You a nice Holliday.
I have so much memory's.
I am born in 1911.
Muys
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What beautiful memories you've written... and best of all... is the chance to write still more. *S* Wishing you both a wonderful Christmas season! *S*
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Nothing better than a hand-made and written Christmas card, a treasure.  Have a nice holiday season.
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Karilea and Robert,
   Your Christmas poem is delightful!  I look forward to reading more family duets! Fagin, it's good to read your poetry again.
Thanks, you two!
              miscellanea
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What a wonderful post...not only because of the beauty it brings to my Christmas season, but also because it is only posted here due to a true miracle. Fagin, I'm so happy you are doing so much better and here to share another Christmas with your wonderful sister and the rest of your family.
Here's to a lifetime of beautiful duets
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With us too short a time ~~

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24 posted 01-01-2009 03:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Maureen...

Bless your loving heart. My brother has been on my mind so much this last week - so very close and so very intimate in thought and love. I know he's trying to send me a message...something very special. When it comes, I'll let you know.

Happy New Year, my dear friend.

Love,

K
 
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