Poem: Black Friday

Black Friday

by June Nash


Well fed, next morn venture out

Along the Black Friday route

To buy gifts that kids don’t need

Buy, buy, to be done with deed


Need to get all the gifts bought

So our nerves will not be fraught

Come Christmas Eve under tree

Merry Christmas, it’s not free


I love to shop!  I will be out stimulating the economy the day after Thanksgiving.  I will not start until Friday.  I do not want to be the cause of people having to work on Thanksgiving.  I understand that some people must work.  Their jobs are essential.   I.e. police, firefighters, nurses, etc.  Retail is not essential.  I prefer to let those poor workers enjoy a day off with their families.  Beside, I plan on enjoying the holiday with my family.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Don’t eat too much!

Poem: St Nick Stuck

Merry Christmas!  This is my dog Lexie sitting next to my Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas!
This is my dog Lexie sitting next to my Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

St Nick Stuck

There is an old man named St Nick.

Whose middle has become quite thick.

Down the flue he drops.

Then suddenly stops.

Eat too many cookies you’ll stick.

June Nash

If Santa got stuck in your chimney last night, be a sport and help him out so he can finish his deliveries.

Merry Christmas to All!

Poem: Welcome Santa

Welcome Santa

Morning parade starts the day.

Welcome Santa, won’t you stay?

Stay a month, ‘til end of year.

Help us forget, days draw drear.

We’ll start the season with feast

And praise the first snowy beast.

Cheer with every snow flake fall.

Thanksgiving Day starts it all.

Eagerness for special day

When under tree gifts you lay.

Help us forget days turn cold,

As brisk winter winds unfold.


Stay with us ‘til Christmas night.

After that, we will be alright.

Tired from parties and fun,

We’ll stay inside ‘til winter’s done.

June Nash

The days are getting colder, but we have too much on our minds this time of year to be worrying about the weather.  Today is Thanksgiving.  In just a few weeks it will be Christmas.  We have a lot to do before it gets here.  By the time it is all done, winter will have settled in and we will be used to it.  Some of us will start our indoor projects that we have been putting off all summer because the weather was too nice to stay indoors.  I have a pile of needle work projects that I am already starting on.  


Poem: Is Halloween Dead?

Is Halloween Dead?

Trick or treat, the night is dead.

Not one kid here to be fed.

It’s not ghosts nor spooks that scare.

Must be crime makes them beware.

I, when young, through streets would run.

Could not wait, for setting of sun.

Trick or treat, the sport has changed.

In control, parties arranged.

May be good, kids kept off street,

But miss ghouls, to my door beat.

June Nash


Halloween has come and gone.  I had only 3 groups of children come to my door, trick or treating.  Every year we get less kids coming around.  It started me wondering if the old style of celebrating this holiday is over.  Are the children going to parties instead?

Did you pass out candy this year?  Did your kids go door to door?  Do you forego the door to door begging in favor of parties?