12/20/09

CollectinTexas Christmas Cards


Texans Send Texans Texas Cards...like this one this GRIT received just last week.


WISHING YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY
...TEXAS STYLE!

And this one received in December 1997. Yep, It's a Collectin Em' Thingy!


It's Christmas!
The loveliest time of the year,
The season of love, goodwill
and good cheer
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Isn't that the NICEST greeting? So filled with good wishes, good cheer and just...well, GOODNESS!

And then there's this one I received from North of Amarillo, Texas...


'Twas the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.
Way out on the prairie, without any snow.
Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue, A dreamin' of Christmas, like me and 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 of 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 horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.
"Come on there Buck, Poncho, & 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 was really a sight,
With his beard and moustache, so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, the children 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 Buddy recovered the use of his jaws, He asked 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 his drawl,
"To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, YA'LL"!

8 comments:

  1. I like the 'night before Christmas' one the best! great version of that story.

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  2. Hey you Collectin Texas Gal. Thank you for your visit on Pink sat. We were in TN with our son. The snow did nor keep us down. What a winter wonderland we drove through. Gorgeous.

    Love your music and Christmas wishes too. The card is a hoot. You and Sara Jane have a great time together. Loved your photo.

    May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

    Christmas love, Jeanne

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  3. From one Texas Gal (living in GA) to another...
    Merry Christmas! Love the postcards!

    Huggs..............Linda

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  4. Yee haw from CA!!!!!!!!

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  5. Now I'll be singing Christmastime in Texas all day, Sue!

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  6. This GRIT loved seeing this post! These are wonderful! ~ Sarah

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  7. I agree with you. It is the time of the year when I get to get caught up with everyone through Christmas card updates and pictures. Everyone is in a giving mood. I think everyday should be Christmas...at least the spirit!
    Denis

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  8. You really know how to pull this blog site together! I love everything here! Thanks for sharing!

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