December 20th…“WHAT CHRISTMAS EVENT, IN YOUR TOWN, WAS A FUN ONE FOR PARENTS?”
POEM – “Lucky Bucks In The Christmas Snow” by N. Elliott Noorlun
For Lucky Bucks, In the Christmas snow,
Our dear hometown, Was the place to go.
For Saturday fun, To fill your quota,
T’was found in Kiester, Minnesota.
The merchants in, Our humble village,
Had ideas, While Winter’s tillage,
Saw farming land, ‘Neath blanket of snow,
So town was the logical, Place to go.
The family could do, Some Christmas shoppings,
In hopes they’d win, Some dollar green “toppings”.
In evening round, The time of Nine,
Jovial holiday, Lights did shine,
From lampposts on, The festive street,
Where friends and family,
There did meet.
A fire siren, On top of tower,
Told us all, The “drawing” hour,
Had come for us, To find a store,
And see who’d won, Fifty dollars or more!!
Stepping inside, A business close,
The crowd went opposite, Of verbose.
Each merchant announced, The lucky farmer,
Whose name had been picked,
To be the charmer.
If that weekly winner, Was not present,
He must’ve felt, Like lowly peasant,
Cause fifty more “buckohs”, Went into the pot,
And after some weeks, It grew to a LOT!!
It all made the season, Much more exciting,
To see winning smiles, Under Christmas lighting!! 😉