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Megans Cookin: The Christmas Present

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Present

The Christmas Present

by Billy M. Smallwood

I heard a knock on my door one Christmas Eve,
As I looked out my window a man I could see,
he was cold and seemed so lonely and upon a bended knee
he asked can you spare anything for me to eat...

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I opened up the door and as I helped him in,
he looked up at me with such a peaceful grin,
As he drank down some coffee and had a bite to eat,
I put more wood on the fire so he could warm his feet...

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Over there by the fireplace he warmed his tired hands,
I wonder where did he come from, this quiet white haired man,
but I wasn't at all afraid of his peaceful ways you see,
this man dressed in poor, almost as poor as me...

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As he left he turned and thanked me for all I had done,
but he forgot to take his gloves, so out the door I run,
He was gone in the blizzard and I couldn't hardly see,
so I took his ole glove's back to the house

with me...

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Just a little after midnight I awoke in the dark,
there wasn't a bit of fire just glowing cinders in the dark,
and where I'd placed his gloves by my little christmas tree,
there laid a brand new pair, and a Christmas Card for me...

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and it read....
You gave me shelter and food to keep me warm,
you even tried to bring me my gloves in the storm,
so here's you a new pair,... the finest ever seen...
as an angel of the Lord, I'll be sure to tell the King....

Merry Christmas.......

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And a  special Thank You to…

Jerry from Cooking…by the seat of my Pants for the invitation to a very special Dicken’s style Christmas dinner, including roast goose and Figgy Pudding. What a lovely evening.

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Shelby from The Lives and Loves of Grumpy’s HoneybBunch for the micro marshmallows she sent me, That was so sweet and they make me smile!

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Lindsey from Scoop Adventure for being the best Secret Santa and for all the wonderful goodies she sent me. Both the Candied Nuts and the cookies were gone in a wink of an eye and I love my new apron!

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April from Abby Sweets for the box of goodies she sent me in our cookie exchange. Thanks for organizing it and including the Orange Shortbread!!!

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And to Barbara from Barbara Bakes (and April) for being my Baking Buddy. You make the DB challenges' so much more fun. Thanks for the friendship!

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And to you my dear readers, if it weren’t for you, the writing on these pages would be like I was talking to myself. I appreciate you more then words can say.


Merry Christmas… and God bless!



Blogger Shelby said...

Merry Christmas Megan! I love what you did with the marshmallows :-)

December 24, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger April said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family, my dear friend!! Can't wait to see what the new year brings least what January will bring us! ha!!

December 24, 2009 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

Very nice post Megan. Thank you for writing this blog and being our friend! It's been such a pleasure to meet you! Wishing for the best Christmas for you and your family!

December 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Ahhhh! Merry Christmas my baking and now Twitter Fitter buddy! Let's figure out how we're going to meet in person this year!

December 25, 2009 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger BumbleVee said...

Merry Christmas Megan !!


December 25, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Megan! I am starting DB in the new year so will be a baking buddy too.

December 25, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

What a sweet post with such delicious food and goodies!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Megan!!

December 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you..

December 26, 2009 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Beautiful post.

If only we weren't so afraid now to let strangers into our house....

Merry Christmas. Wishing you the blessings of the season, now and always.

December 26, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Hope it was wonderful and have a great new year!

December 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

This is one of the loveliest Christmas posts. The food, the warmth the goodwill. No, you are not talking to yourself!

December 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

so many things to be thankful for!! here's to a wonderful 2010!

December 28, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm a little behind this year but I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Wonderful post involving so many generous people in your life. Bless you!

December 28, 2009 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Great post Megan!

Merry belated Christmas to YOU!

January 6, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

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