A Holiday post resurrected from 2003; enjoy and reflect...

OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 5,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 8, 2018 3:55PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I originally wrote this in December 2003. It's hard to believe fifteen years have passed by.

Again, I briefly thought about updating it, but, again, I decided to leave it in its original form in memory of those members we have lost.

For those of you who were around back then, this will probably be a bittersweet memory. To those who are new here, I hope it brings a smile to your face and lights a spark for you to learn who these wonderful people and regular contributors were. An incredible amount of knowledge has passed through here over the years.

Cheers

Bob


Twas the night before Christmas and Clank was awake…
Eagerly anticipating his holiday take.

What treasures awaited he hadn't a clue…
Just as long as it's old, and not something new.

His classic commems, all laid out in order…
To some he'd have looked like a silver coin hoarder.

"I NEED A HAWAIIAN, A STONEY, A YORK!"…
Then who should appear but ole Karl the Dork.

"Quit messing with that stuff", Karl said with a sneer…
"It's DARKSIDE you want and I have some right here!"

Clank gazed at the coins, his head hung in shame…
"I KNOW WHAT I WANT!", and he SHOUTED by name!

"A cali, a CINCI, a GETTYSBURG, SWEET! A PAN-PAC, a BAY BRIDGE, THEY'D ALL BE SO NEAT!"

"BE GONE with your darkside you insufferable slouch!"
As he said this he slid deeper into the couch.

Then in came li'l Cammie, his eyes wide as saucers…
"I've got somethin' here that'll help cut your losses!"

"They're called sample slabs and they're hot as a rocket!"
"Are you joking?", asked Clank, as he reached in his pocket.

When he pulled his hand out Cammie just about hurled…
A gold sample slab, the only one in the world!

Cammie picked up his measly dime sample stuff…
And he moped out the door in a snit and a huff.

Then Russ dropped on by, "I've got just what you need"…
"You need a Slab-Caddy, I've got one in tweed!"

"I don't need Slab-Caddies, and samples and such"…
"But there's one thing I'd like, yes I'd like it so much"…

"I'd like peace on Earth, in my home, and this site"…
"To be able to post and not fend off a fight".

"Christmas is nigh, peace is not to be near"
"A hostile Christmas is what I most fear"

"You can have all your coins, every trinket and bauble"…
"They just don't mean squat when the world's full of trouble"

"Let's think of our poor and less fortunate brothers"…
"Those who've lost loved ones, their sisters, their mothers"…

Let's toast to the season, let's all raise our glasses!
Let's all pray for peace, for all of the masses!

And let's not forget all our armed forces,
And all of their families who've suffered great losses.

To the forums I wish you all well and good cheer,
And may all of your loved ones be comfortably near.

"COOL"…says Airplanenut B)

Cheers and happy holidays to all!

Bob

Never take a front row seat at a bris.
Proud recipient and founding member of the "YOU SUCK" Club since 8/31/04 - USAF Retired: 1974 - 1994

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