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Published: Dec 12, 2020
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Post Date: 2020-12-12 13:02:38 by X-15
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Christmas on the ranch.....

'Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch
The pond was froze over & so was the branch.
The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.
The kids were all home on vacation from school,
And happier young folks you never did see-
Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.
Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock,
There came a surprise that gave them a shock!
The power went off, the TV went dead!
When Grandpa came in from out in the shed
With an armload of wood, the house was all dark.
"Just what I expected," they heard him remark
"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.
Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."
"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light,
And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."
The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom.
Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room,
Uncased his old fiddle & started to play
That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.
Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew
Both Pop & the kids were all singing it, too.
They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"
Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.
They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth,
And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth.
They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe,
The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.
Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn;
And when the kids wakened, the power was on..
"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"
Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick.
Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun,
He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!
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#1. To: X-15 (#0)

Very nice.

The last line didn't rhyme and that's okay.

Fred Mertz  posted on  2020-12-12   13:07:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: X-15 (#0)

How touching -- where'd you get it? The best thing for all of us would be if everything electric suddenly vanished.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-12-12   20:40:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: NeoconsNailed, 4um (#2)

The best thing for all of us would be if everything electric suddenly vanished.

Can we start with cell phones and the internet? Please?

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-12-12   20:53:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: NeoconsNailed (#2)

The best thing for all of us would be if everything electric suddenly vanished.

A lot of people would die of thirst in the first few days, and many more would starve in the next few weeks. No ships or trains or planes, no automobiles, no municipal water, most home water wells useless, no refrigeration, no sewage treatment, no Facebook.

StraitGate  posted on  2020-12-12   21:21:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: StraitGate (#4)

And The Minnow? Lost?

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-12   21:33:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Dakmar (#5)

And The Minnow? Lost?

Probably. But Thurston Howell III's preacher would find him.

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StraitGate  posted on  2020-12-12   21:47:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Esso (#3)

Anytime.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-12-12   21:48:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: StraitGate (#4)

The last would make it all worth it.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-12-12   21:50:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: StraitGate (#6)

Thurston Howell III's preacher would find him

:)

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-12   21:52:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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