Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Card from Our House to Yours

Merry Christmas!  I wanted to share some pictures which were taken at our house over the last four or five days and a bit of verse to go with them.

The kitchen chimney on a very cold morning.

The view toward our little house next door that same morning.
Recalling Christmas the Old-Fashioned Way
Charles P. Isley
Yellow lamplight flickering
On frosted windowpane . . .
Sound of sleigh bells echoing
From every country lane . . .
Holly wreath with crimson bow,
Fastened to the door . . .
Yule log sending fireshine
Across a polished floor . . .
Fragrance from the kitchen range
Permeates the place . . .
And a sort of hungry look
Comes to every face . . .
Paper chains and popcorn strings
Decorate the tree . . .
Lighted candles will reveal
The sweet nativity.
May your joys be manifold
This Christmas Holiday . . .
As we recall His holy birth
In the old-fashioned way.
Poem from Ideals magazine, Vol 18, No. 4.  October, 1961.
Marjorie the Margin Gem cooking Christmas goodies.
Our Christmas tree.
And let us not forget this very important verse:
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:11
Merry Christmas!