December 25th…………“AS A TINY TODDLER, DURING YOUR YOUNG DAYS IN MINNESOTA, WAS THERE A CHRISTMAS TREE THAT GRABBED YOUR ATTENTION MORE THAN OTHERS”??
POEM – “My Oh Me, A Metal Christmas Tree” by N. Elliott Noorlun
On my very first Christmas, I was ready to soar,
Having “popped out” back in 1954.
I could toddle n crawl, With a giggle n coo,
While Mom held my hand, As family waved a “YooHoo”!!
So along came Christmas of ’54,
I’m awake and aware, And yearning for more,
Fun as I posed, In my cousin’s baby swing,
I really enjoyed this new Christmas “thing”!!
Big sister and brother, Smiled on each other,
As each gift was sweetly revealed.
Just then, though, I saw, Uncle Del’s “magic tree”,
And inside, I just could’ve squealed!!
My, oh me!!!, A metal Christmas tree!!!,
Aluminum glory to behold!!
And plugged in beneath, Was a four-colored wheel,
That a light shown through, So bold!!
Around the wheel turned, As bright light within burned,
From red, to green, to blue.
And as gold came around, I uttered no sound,
I became “lost” in each grand Christmas hue!!
Over the years, The Christmas tree cheers,
Came in styles big and small for the times.
But family together, In wintery weather,
Made Christmas the best of all climes!!! 😉