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I wish you a happy Holyday,
I wish you a happy Holyday,
I wish you a happy Holyday,
and a Merry New Year;

Definition of Holy: "Worthy of absolute devotion"!

LET THE SECULARISTS AND THE ATHEISTS CALL IT THE "HOL(I)DAY
SEASON" AND I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL IT THE "HOL(Y)DAY SEASON"!

The Holyday (Cristmas) Tree!
By L. Don Oliver

Nineteen hundred and forty six,
In the year of our Lord,
To purchase a great northern pine,
Our family could ill afford;

Our parents blaming no one,
For our increasing Spartan lot;
Saying a prayer of gratitude,
for everything we've got;

It was after thanksgiving,
Daddy and I went into the woods;
To find the best southern pine,
Anticipation described our moods;

Finding the best tree there,
Daddy cut it at it's base;
Saying, "Thank you, Oh! Lord",
"For your infinite redeeming grace";

The scrawny tree standing forlorn,
In the corner of our vacant living room,
It's limbs outstretched and begging;
Only added more to our present gloom;

When Mama gazed upon it,
A tear came to her eye;
Saying, "It can only get better",
"That is, if we only try";

Alas, the times were tough,
Our budget was extremely tight;
Few extras that we could buy,
Even a string of Holyday (Christmas) lights;

Many strands of colored paper,
Cut and pasted into rings;
They were entwined together,
And wrapped around the wings;

Several strings of popcorn strung,
Painted pine cones tied around;
Adding to the Holyday (Christmas) Tree,
All the what-nots to be found;

Red, White, Blue crochet doilies,
Some crocheted with all three;
Lovingly placed in strategic spots,
All around the Holyday (Christmas) Tree;

Many multi-colored cloth remnants,
cut into various strands;
All tied to the tree limbs,
Where bare needles demand;

Thin strips from an old white sheet,
Icicles they were to be;
Candy canes hung with care,
All around the Holyday (Christmas) Tree;

When some candy canes went missing,
The tree looked so forlorn;
Mama would replace them all,
On each and every morn;

A single crocheted Angel,
Crocheted for everyone to see;
Crocheted by Mama's loving hands,
And placed on top of the tree;

Scenes with reverent views,
All colored in crayon shades;
Standing there we all gazed at;
The transformation we had made;

Mama adjusted the Holyday (Christmas) Tree,
Until it was standing right;
Daddy played his worn guitar,
And we all sang "Silent Night";


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