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Our Christmas Eve Dinner

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Our Christmas Eve Dinner

'Twas our Christmas Eve dinner; we all had sat down at the table to eat. Grandma couldn’t be found! We children were fussing; Dad rose to his feet. shouting, “Where are you, Ma? We’re ready to eat!” When from the next room we heard such a noise Jenny squealed, “Santa Claus must have brought toys!” We then heard a sound like a whimpering pup saying, “Help. I’ve fallen and cannot get up.” Grandpa jumped up and then rushed to the door that led to the bathroom. There on the floor lay our poor grandma, eyes widened in fear, looking like she’d got run over by reindeer! The dresser had fallen. It had her pinned down. Grandma was wildly flailing around. More swiftly than Rudolph, we did all we were able. We unpinned her. Then Mom yelled, “Back to the table!” Back to the dining room all we kids came As our mom started to call us by name. “Davy, Mel, Jenny, Angie, Marie. . . Get back here now. I’m counting to three!” Like animals not having eaten all day, stuck in a cage without getting their way, we sat at that table our bellies all growling, and Davy, the baby, by now was howling. And then finally what did appear? Dad with our grandpa and grandma so dear! Supported by both our grandpa and dad, Grandma was flushed and looking quite bad. She was dressed in a housecoat trimmed in white lace and a big purple bruise had now formed on her face. Mom pulled out a chair helping Grandma to sit, and then our dad bellowed, “OK, have at it!” Our mouths how they watered to see the large ham. “And that isn’t all,” said Mom, “I made lamb!” Her small pretty mouth was turned up in a grin, “The food’s getting cold now. Children, dig in.” Our dad how he laughed as he poured lots of gravy onto his potatoes and kidded with Davy. And Grandma sat smiling despite her great fall while Grandpa gulped spiked nog, not talking at all. With eyes that seemed bigger than my own belly, I dished out big spoonfuls of cranberry jelly. Mom winked and I knew I had nothing to dread. Her pleasure was in us all being well fed. I went straight to work at stuffing my face when suddenly Mom said, “We didn’t say grace!” We closed our eyes listening to our dad’s prayer. I peeked but was met by my mom’s warning stare! Dad finished the prayer with a hearty Amen. Then we were all grabbing Mom’s fixings again. When the food had all vanished and our stomachs hurt, we heard Dad exclaim, “So what’s for dessert?” Written 12/15/12 For Francine Roberts' "Christmas Dinner With Humor" Poetry contest

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  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:10:00 PM
    Love your X'mas story Andrea, It is a treasure just like you are! Congrats on your win! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:24:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:21:00 AM
    Good morning, Andrea ,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Francine's "Christmas Dinner with Humor" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 8:42:00 PM
    An excellent write and you had me smiling with this wonderful tale. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 2:06:00 PM
    Beautiful and Great write,Andrea...Wonderful piece,my friend..Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest...Kudos to you...

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 6:13:00 PM
    This is a real wow-zer!!! Great couplets and the fixings were P E R F E C T too!! Soup mail...gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:48:00 PM
    Great job and congrats!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Big congratulation goes without saying Andy love, a superb win xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Congrats Andrea..... Good read. xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:16:00 AM
    My very dear friend Andrea, this so amazing! I greatly love and enjoy your story! You're so great! I'm so sorry if I read this so late but this had really deserved the top win! My big congratulations!! Again, have a joyful Christmas to you and your love ones! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Andrea. Love it. Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:01:00 PM
    Nice win Andrea!

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:28:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:24:00 PM
    glad you got it in on time Andrea, congrats on your third place win

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Soon to be a Chrstmas classic. Great write, Andrea. Please read my version of a feast Australian style. It's very short, but the best I could do. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:43:00 AM
    great stuff Andrea .. will share with my wife later today as she is in hospital .. see the blog I did for poets .. you are her good friend so letting you know .. thanks Ron

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Holidays..that's what I'm talkin bout. True?..haha I hope so...Caleb

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Hi Andrea brill write lol, sorry about your gran though, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Enjoyed this humorous write very much Andrea!Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 9:13:00 AM
    Andrea; This is neat. I loved it. After all that food, Your dad still wanted dessert. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla