Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 – Christmas Day (By Jimmy)

It’s the day we call Christmas, and in the RV,

Nothing is stirring save Angela and me.

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Jimmy in the truck

We had the traditional gathering at Uncle Joe’s.

The food was wonderful as this morning’s scale shows.

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Snacking and Visiting

The presents unwrapped with holiday cheer.

It’s always festive having the family near.

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I think there’s a tree in there somewhere.

Only Uncle Joe’s left now that Uncle Ross passed,

but the memories remain to make Christmases last.

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Uncle Joe – my dad’s brother

We talked and played games; this one gave us fits,

Opening chocolate kisses while wearing oven mitts.

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Angela and her chocolate

Cousin Rebellie, Kim, and Charlie were there,

Cousin Jenny, Mike, and Paisley (blonde hair).

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Cousin Rebellie and her husband Kim

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Cousin Jenny

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Jenny’s husband Mike and daughter Paisley

My brother was there, and what do you know,

So was Kyle and cousin Macy Jo.

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My brother Alan

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Cousin Macy Jo and her husband Kyle

My Momma and Tom could not settle down;

my daughter Clarissa was running around

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Momma and her husband Tommy

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Clarissa holding Paisley

Don’t forget Aunt Sharon the host of it all;

the party was great, everyone had a ball.

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Aunt Sharon (Uncle Joe’s wife)

Having the RV with us was a godsend you see,

we were not tied to a house in Tennessee.

We could travel about and have folks over, too;

we had flexibility in the things we could do.

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Son John on the couch, grandsons Dylan and Aiden playing “Don’t Break the Ice” with me

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My daughter Clarissa and her boyfriend Charles playing “Risk” with me.

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My boyhood home in Joppa, IL

We had a great time with our family and friends;

sometimes you wish things didn’t have to end.

This week was grand, and we all made the most.

Merry Christmas to all as we head for the coast.

 

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