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