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Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived for Christmas. Each year he would place cookies under the tree for Santa Claus. One special year he woke up to find an empty plate and a bright gold shiny button from Santas red suit. His mom said, " Son, you better put that in a safe place. Next year you can place it on the plate again, hopefully he will take it back." Each Christmas Eve the boy shined up the button and place it on a plate aside the cookies. Years went by and the button stayed on the plate but the cookies were eaten every time. Puzzled, the boy couldn't figure out why Santa would not retrieve it. The boy grew up and became an old man. Before he died, he had a lucid dream of Santa. He asked Santa why he never took back his shiny gold button. Santa replied with a smile, "I gave you the button to keep the dream alive inside of you " I don't need to worry about the button, Mrs. Santa, always keeps extra buttons in her sewing box. " Then he laughed so hard he popped another button. In the morning a Rubious light shone from his night light and there on his night table lo and behold, right before his eyes lay another shiny gold button, just like the one before. Dec 3, 2022

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Date: 12/6/2022 8:38:00 AM
What a precious story Vie. I loved it! Alice
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Date: 12/3/2022 11:45:00 AM
- I read it with pleasure for the second time today ... lovely poem, Vie Rose :) - hugs
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Date: 12/3/2022 6:12:00 PM
Hi Sunshine, how lovely to see you here, glad you enjoyed the Christmas story, love xo
Date: 12/3/2022 6:28:00 AM
This is so sweet. I enjoyed this :)
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Date: 12/3/2022 7:05:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, creating the atmosphere so Santa can visit once again. Maybe he will leave me a golden button or two, one for me one for you lol,
Date: 12/3/2022 5:47:00 AM
Oh Rose ….what a magical, uplifting happy poem full of the joy and fantasy of Christmas. I smiled the whole time I was reading it….such sweet sentiment!! Debx
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Date: 12/3/2022 7:04:00 AM
Thank you, dear poet friend. How lovely it is to remember what it felt like to be a believing child at Christmas time. May the tinseled moments remain in us, as we grow old Deb, thanks for the visit, have a wonderful day, love xo