Posted by oliver killeen on November 15, 2008 at 02:27:39:
In Reply to: Re: olden times posted by JacoD on November 14, 2008 at 17:28:51:
a cara.......nat king cole is singing .....chestnuts roasting on an open fire.......dr.seuss is on tv ....the grinch that stole christmas....niagara falls is about to produce its annual festival of lights.....and in castlebar little hearts are pumping a little faster as they write their notes to santa claus......it is the season to be merry.....and as old scrooge was reformed in dickens christmas carol....why he blurted out....Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.
He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!...beannact mor do caisleann an bharraigh......agus slan....
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