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The Publisher Speaks: Christmas Morning of Yesterday

Joan head NEWChristmas Morning of Yesterday
Joan Wilson

It was no ordinary Christmas morning for me
As I opened the bedroom door to have a peep
Just so excited and eager for the sun to rise
So I could quickly claim my Santa surprise

So quietly I closed the bedroom door
Returning to my bedroom as I said before
Just a minute or two to go I said
I wouldn’t even go near the bed

As the excitement started to build in my mind
Just wondering what toy I would get, what I would find
It seemed like hours and hours had past
When suddenly I heard the sound of music at last

It was sweet music coming from a small band
As they walked into our garden of all white sand
Playing their maracas, guitars, drum and saxophone
We all sat on the porch rail and joined in the tune

Now this was Christmas morning of yesterday
And I wouldn’t have it any other way
With James Thomas, Willard Connor, Delhart and Elon Parrs
No need for other musicians to come from afar

When they would sing Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
It made the hairs on my head start to crawl
And the hip, hip, hurrahs came from under their lungs
No complaints from anyone as they joined in the song

They sang England got the money and Jamaica got the rum
That was their favourite marching song
And with another hip, hip, hip, hurrah
They marched on their Merry Christmas way

As I looked in the living room to find my toy
I was so excited and so full of joy
Not knowing exactly what I would find
I really can’t explain what was on my mind

And guess what I found that charmed me so much
A big brown teddy bear so soft to touch
I hugged it and kissed it and cuddled it too
It’s was what I’d longed for all the year through

I never had a teddy bear before just a dolly I think
She had a lovely smile on her face and eyes that winked
I cuddled that doll both night and day
And loved her in a very special way

Back to the living room and to the gifts on the floor
Was this big cuddly teddy bear really mine for sure
‘It’s yours all yours’ my mother said with glee
‘Take it as a gift from Santa and me’

Our neighbor played Christmas Carols all year round
From her Victrola came a real familiar sound
And whilst Hark the Herald Angels were singing
Above and beyond the Church Bells were ringing

They were calling us to celebrate Christmas morn
This was the day the Christ Child was born
We sang ‘Away in a Manger no Crib for a Bed
The little Lord Jesus lay down His Sweet Head’

So off to Church you should have seen us walking
As we shared all our thoughts laughing and talking
New dress and shoes was the usual trend
We were hoping the day would never end

But it did – Yesterday …. A long time ago!


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And we wish all our readers a very merry and safe Christmas
And equally a very happy New Year.

Thank you for your increasing support and we have many exciting new things lined up for 2016.

Joan and Colin xx


  1. Thank you for your interesting informative and well written articles.
    Merry Christmas and have the Best New Year Ever!


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