The christmas lesson

I’ll never forget the

Christmas our parents

told us that because

it had been a hard year,

financially,

we could only ask for

one present a-piece

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So, that Christmas

all that I asked for were

scarlet ribbons.

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Pretty scarlet ribbons for my hair.

***

And come

Christmas morning,

I got them, too.

And they were

as beautiful as you

may imagine.

***

My sister got a

new computer, though,

and suddenly,

I realized

what I fool I had been.

***

Stupid ribbons.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

pipe

IN this undated photo, Our Founder, deep in contemplation, relaxes by a warm fire, smoking a pretend pipe, and wondering, perhaps, what became of his actual pipe.