Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve Y'All

Welcome to Texas y'all where the prairies are wider and
the tales are taller.  So sit back and relax while I tell you
a Christmas Eve tale Texas style!

Twas the night before Christmas  in Texas you know.
Way out on the prairie without any snow.

Asleep in their cabin were Bentley and Sue.  A dreaming' of 
Christmas like me and like you.

Not stockings, but boots at the foot of their bed.  For this was
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 at a run.
The driver was "Geein" and "Hawin" with a will,
The horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.

Come on there Buck, Poncho and Prince to the right,
There'll be "plenty of travelin' " for you 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 really was a sight,
With his beard and mustache so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, Bentley and Sue awoke,
And were so astonished that neither one spoke.

And he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Bentley recovered the use of his jaws,
He barked in a whisper, "Are you really Santa Claus?"

"Am I the real Santa?  Well what do you think?"
And he smiled as he gave a mysterious wink.
Then he leaped in his buckboard and called back in 
a drawl

"To all children of Texas, Merry Christmas you-all".

Merry Christmas and Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. What a lovely Texas Christmas. Merry Christmas to you, it is already looking merry, seeing those boots with all the goodies.

  2. Merry Christmas Susan and Bentley! Love those red boots!


  3. Merry Christmas Susan and Bentley! May all your dreams come true.
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family ! Lovely photos ! It is green here 52F raining windy with a bit of thunder ! Weird weather for us !

  5. My Sister is a poet, too!!! Merry Christmas Susan, David and Bentley. Love and big hugs!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Girl! You just won't do. Now go have "yore" self a merry little Christmas.

  8. That's the cutest poem ever Susan. You're a hoot. Merry Christmas from Seattle, where if it keeps raining we won't need a steering wheel, we'll need a paddle. Lol. Have a fantastic Christmas Susan.

  9. What a wonderful Christmas story. Just found your blog as I check out blogs with the word "cottage". I have a teeny tiny 8-18' foot tiny house cottage. Normally decorated for the holidays but not this year - with way to much going on in my world. Finally had some time out from work to catch up on blogs and I am happy to be able to see your sweet cottage blog. Your decor is so festive and cute bringing a smile to my face on Christmas day. Have a very Merry Christmas and many new year blessings.

  10. Susan, What a great poem. I really enjoyed it and laughed right out loud. Hope your Christmas is blessed and it sounds like it will be.

  11. Christmas wishes to you and Bentley. Hope you are enjoying a delightful holiday.


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