When our children were young
Handmade ornaments were hung
Popping popcorn most got ate
But some got hung at any rate
A lightbulb with beard of cotton
Red hat from Grandma's scraps gotten
Glued upon that bulb of light
Put on tree sometime that night
With one thin dime tinsel bought
Tossed on tree as all were taught
Singing carols as we did work
So much fun nobody did shirk
Cookies that someone did bake
Eaten as fast as a small hand could take
Oh the memories of Christmas past
Laughter abundant we had a blast



By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)


 



 




Trimming the Christmas Tree



A tall bushy pine tree from the field,
Brother and I chose the biggest tree we could find,
Drug it home, mounted it on a stand,
Mother and Dad thought it was beautiful and grand.


A clump of mistletoe hung in a tree by the river,
But neither brother nor I could break it free.
We threw rocks, one after the other, in an attempt to knock it down.
But alas, Father had to bring us a few sprigs from town.


We hung our mistletoe in the doorway,
Strung popcorn, cranberries and draped them around
our big, bushy tree...our Christmas tree.
Then trimmed it with our collection of ornaments and miniature items.


In the background, a radio played Christmas carols.
We hung ropes of greenery on the stairway and mantle.
Wrote a letter to Santa and his elves,
And waited....


On Christmas eve we set out cookies and milk.
We went to bed excited....
Tomorrow morning would be Christmas,
Would Brother get the train set he wanted?
Would I get the doll I'd asked for?



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)


 



 




Trimming the Christmas Tree



The holly berries and mistletoe
grow
along the path that I go
deep into the woods to pick a tree
of noble fir or pine
either would be fine


drag it to the car
it isn't too too far
get it home
put the angel on top
then place the corn that you popped


icicles are next then garland of silver and gold
cranberries threaded along with ornament of bright red green and gold
tinsel garland and a silver star
this tree will be photographed and sent afar



By Amy (fabulousfilly@aol.com)


 



 




Christmas Decorations



Some of our decorations were improvised,
But always there were strings of silver tinsel,
Like Easter grsss, the tinsel would twinkle itself,
Through rug stitches for months to come.


One Christmas my motherís new creation,
Was made from paper mache egg cartons,
She had saved them for weeks,
For our Christmas celebration.


Butterflies were cut and painted
And solidly covered the tree,
Old timey lights like bubbles
Made a spectacle for all to see, and


A yard tree for many years was
Built in our corner garage,
Three big green trees tied together,
And sprayed silver and then,


Mother and Daddy silver, too,
And some of the walls of the location,
Began cutting tin cans into circles,
And spirals and triangles for the celebration.


Spectacular was the wind-chimed tree,
Under lights of the neighborhood.
That tree was Christmas music to me,
Each year as it handsomely stood.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)


 











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