Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas Y'all!

by Linda

So, not to get anyone all riled up or anything, Christmas is in 3 days. Yuppers. How in the world did it get here so fast? Are you ready?

Well, I guess I'm mostly ready. Pretty much done. OK, there is 3 days till Christmas, 2 half-way decent shopping days left and I do need to go out there and get a few more things.

Well, I might need a few more things but let me tell you one thing, I have Christmas dinner and New Years dinner planned and bought and waiting in the fridge/pantry for the appropriate time to commence the cooking of said meals.

Oh, yeah, there is the gift wrapping that needs to happen sometime in the next 3 days or Christmas package opening will be pretty boring and lame. I know some people that just put unwrapped gifts under the tree and I apologize for talkin' ugly but 'round here there's wrapping paper around them there gifts.

In case you didn't know (and you probably did) I live in Texas. Yes ma'am and I do know people can spot a Texas drawl a mile away. I do love me a good Texas drawl (Matthew McConaughy) even though I can't quite pull it off better than saying y'all.

So because I live in Texas and because it's Christmas, I'm gonna share a little ditty with you today.

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Texas Style

T'was the night before Christmas
in Texas, you know,
Way out on the prairie
without any snow.

Asleep in their cabin
Were Billy Bob and Clara Sue,
A-dreamin of Christmas
Like me and like you.

Not stockings, but boots,
At the foot of their bed
For this was in Texas,
What more need be said.

When all of a sudden
From out the still night,
There came such a ruckus
It gave me a fright!

And I saw 'cross the prairie
Like a shot from a gun,
A loaded-up buckboard
Come on at a run.

The driver was "Geein"
And "Hawin", with a will.
The hosses (not reindeer)
He drove with such skill.

"Come on there, Buck, Pancho
And Prince, to the right!
There'll be plenty of travelin'
For y'all tonight!"

The driver in Levi's
And a shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson
On top of his head.

As he stepped from the buckboard
He was really a sight
With his beard and his moustache
So curly and white.

As he burst in the cabin
The children awoke,
Both so astonished
That neither one spoke.

He filled up their boots
With such presents galore
That neither could think
Of a single thing more.

When Billy Bob recovered
The use of his jaws,
He asked, in a whisper
"Are you really Santa Clause?"

"Am I really Santa Clause?
Well, what do you think?"
And he smiled as he gave
A mysterious wink.

Then he leapt in his buckboard,
And called in his drawl,
"To all children of Texas,
Merry Christmas, all Y'all!"



Dotti said...

What a delightful way to start my day! I've never heard The Night Before Christmas, Texas Style. What a hoot! Merry Christmas to y'all down there where the hootin' and hollerin' goes on. (Although I'm sure there's some of that in Kentucky, too!)

terriporter said...

This sure started my day off with a smile! And your gorgeous photos were a delight as well. Now you need to get those packages wrapped! I just finished mine yesterday, so who am I to talk? I'm still finalizing the meal planning, however. When you're finished wrapping, you can sit down with a cup of tea and some of those delicious cookies! Wish I could join you!

Cathy H. said...

Love your Texas drawl and your Texas Style Night Before Christmas! Merry Christmas to you!

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