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emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'm 19 or so, my mother started to introduce us to the recycled fake tree movement.
No-bout-a-dout-it, this ain't gonna happen, I thought to myself.
She was an RN at the local hospital, on the night shift.
Now is the time as the window of opptunity is open and the clock was ticking.
The fake tree, was flawless and large. I jumped in my car dashing all around town to find its natural twin. ( A real Pine tree)
After a few hours BINGO ! Trick is , it must match how she dressed it to keep the present a secret as long as possible.
The next day when I came home from work, she was waking up and stoped me and asked me if I smelled cat poop.
Mom, the cat is trained to go out side as is the dog, I replyed.
I couldn't hold back. Here our traditional tree and don't do it again, your confusing the pets.
"Merry Christmas".


  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another time as was old enough to help Santa, Mom said go check on your sister to be sure she's asleep.
    So went up to peek in her room and she's wide awake with her head on the pillow, What, she says.
    Picture this:
    I'm standing facing her and to the right of me is a closed window, 1 foot away. Outside the window are a few trees
    leaving just enough of a clearing to view our neighbor's hedges surrounding their home. Ok here go...

    I said to my sister," Ya gotta get to sleep before Santa gets here" as I'm saying this I glanced out the window, and something was moving in front of the hedges. So took a look closer, and under the street light in front of the hedges is my neighbor ...IN A SANTA suite with a sack over his shoulder.
    UM... Carol look over here and over there.
    See, Now get to sleep, Now.
    This the next day was confirmed.
    Very Cool.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My perennial favorite Christmas story is in the form of a song..... 'Scarlet Ribbons'.... Have always loved that song. Cheers, RickO

  • 59Horsehide59Horsehide Posts: 427 ✭✭✭

    True story way back when I was in my late 20s'. It was time to put up the Christmas tree (real one) and get it all decorated. Problem was I was sick as a dog with the flu. I was able to get the tree in the house and in it's tree stand. I wanted to participate as much as possible so I made a bed on the living room couch so I could at least watch my wife, daughter (7) and son (4) decorate the tree. Being the macho guy I was, I am really playing it up; moaning and groaning - "woe is me", etc. After an hour or so the tree is fully decorated and looked really beautiful. I am continuing with my moaning groaning and what not when my son comes over to me, leans his elbow on my stomach, puts his chin in his hand, looks at me, looks at the tree, looks back at me and says "Dad, I am really glad we got this tree up before you die." One I will never forget!

  • In4apennyIn4apenny Posts: 298 ✭✭✭

    I stopped for gas Saturday. Homeless guy was walking around without a shirt, taking on and off a very soiled hoody. He was not really bothering anyone. He went in and out of the store but without buying anything cause he had no money. He went over to the bus seat and sat down. It was a cool morning so I had taken my vintage weather proof insulated jacket, my favorite jacket. He was about the same size as I. I took it over to him and gave it to him along with some cash. He did not want to take the cash without doing some kind of work. I told him Merry Christmas and left. Merry Christmas, every day is a blessing.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aaaaa, I had another one tonight, really cool.
    In my travels doing my deliveries, I met a women who captured my attention, yes very hot.
    Turns out she's working at the same medical center as my mother. We talked a while about the flu and the problems
    created as she is in the thick of it. She seemed very concerned about her job, maybe too much.
    I left that day, (2 weeks ago) with an uneasy feeling. Now, I'm single and on the prowl, So , I bought a bottle to her with a note, as she was putting up lawn figures for Christmas. She was shocked with a big smile.
    I was in a hurry and left yes I'm shy. She yelled out do you like my frosty the snowman air filled thing.
    I yelled out yes , he's my buddy.
    Tonight she was on my list for a delivery. I've been driving around with Christmas music on, and as I pulled up to her building the Frosty The Snowman song came on when I got to her door, she was drinking the wine and wrapping gifts.
    Just call me chicken.
    Really though, ya just cant rush this sort of thing.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV ... Faint heart never won fair lady.... Someone said that long ago...but very true. Cheers, RickO

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found a Grinch coin !
    What...? Come on Man !
    NOEL * Not Novel

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • DrDarrylDrDarryl Posts: 570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    During my stint in the United States Air Force, I was ordered to take-on a short term Temporary Duty (TDY) assignment over the Christmas/New Years holidays (note the time period on the certificate). This was the first time that I would be away from family and friends during the holidays. My skill level and experience was required since no qualified NCO was available for deployment. The TDY assignment was with European Liaison Force One (ELF-One) Command, Saudi Arabia. Our squadron's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrafts were flying 24/7 air surveillance coverage in Saudi Arabia to monitor the Iraq and Iran war. I took-on the TDY assignment without hesitation.

    At least I did get some currency and coins....

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