The Little Angel ..... on the Top of the Christmas Tree! TRADITIONS.......We here at the Chronicles embrace the Holidaze. Thus, each year a Christmas, (Yes,Christmas) a story is in order. Here's one of the Rumbear's favorites. Gather round kiddies.....
particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready
for his annual trip but there were problems everywhere. Four of his
elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast
as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being
behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to
visit; this stressed Santa even more.
he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were
about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out at heaven
knows where. More stress.
Then when he began to load the sleigh
one of the boards cracked and the toy bag fell to the ground and
scattered the toys. So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup
of coffee and a shot of whiskey. When he went to the cupboard, he
discovered that the elves had hid the liquor and there was nothing to
In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the coffeepot
and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen
floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw
it was made of. Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his
way to the door. He opened the door and there was a little angel with a
great big Christmas tree.
The angel said, very cheerfully,
"Merry Christmas Santa. Isn't it just a lovely day? I have a beautiful
tree for you. Isn't it just a lovely tree? Where would you like me to
Thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the tree.
Rainy day in Northern California. Sitting here in the River House watching the drops fall. Time for some Coffee and a trip around the blogosphere. I see the Sarge is bringing clarity to purpose over at Chant du Depart. My up country neighbor Daily Timewaster is doing well. Always good to swing by and see what's up over at Brigid's place. Captain Capitalism is out exploring the terra once again. My friend ORPO aka, the Facebook Felon is alive and posting. One must not offend the great and powerful Shmuckerberg of the Kingdom of PaloAlto. Time for more caffeine.....
Well deserved down time today. Spent 2015 splitting time between Rumbear Manor and the new place "Up North" aka The River House. Career demands have the olde Rumbear living in one place and working in a tuther. Opportunity came knocking in 2015. I stood up and said yes. So today I am catching up on my reading and visiting sites I used to read religiously. I see the OldAFSarge is still going strong. He has his hands full keeping Juvat in line. Captain Capitalismis still enjoying the decline. Stopped by Proof's place for a few insightful chuckles. I think we are almost neighbors with my new improved northern foot print. Always good to check in on the Lumberjack.
Checked in onBrigid for some cooking and armament tips. I see she is now a Glock fan. The Old Retired Petty Officer is looking good with is Bubba Gump beer glass. Half full or half empty?