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Happy New Year

Hello all, is it safe to come out? Sorry I have been absent for a while (must I have a note?). Blame the time of the year.

Talking of which, here is a lovely toast for New Year's Eve. I dedicate it to all Purplecooers.

May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas. In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.

And a wee joke.

The teacher asked each of her students how they celebrated Christmas. She calls first on young Patrick O'Flaherty. "Tell me, Patrick, what do you do at Christmas time? Patrick addresses the class: "Me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight Mass and we sing carols. Then we come home very late and we hang up our pillowcases at the foot of the bed. Then we go to bed and wait for Santy to come with all our toys." "Very nice, Patrick," the teacher says. "Now, Billy Murphy, what do you do at Christmas?" "Me and my sister go to church with Mum and Dad, and we also sing carols. When we get home, we put biscuits and milk by the chimney and hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep waiting for Father Christmas to bring our presents." "That's also very nice, Billy," she said. Realizing that there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked him the same question. "Now, Isaac, what do you do at Christmas?" "Well, we also sing a carol," Isaac responds. Surprised, the teacher questions further. "Tell us what you sing." "Well, it's the same thing every year. Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Lexus and drive to his toy factory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves and sing, 'What a friend we have in Jesus.' Then we all go to the Bahamas."

Seriously though, I just want to thank everyone for just being here and especially WW and co. for all their hard work on our behalf on this very special site. Long may all our friendships continue.

I wish you all the very best in 2009.


Posted at 31st Dec 2008 - 04:16PM   Posted by Cait   Happy New Year Comments: 6

Faith's Avatar Hello Cait, nice to have you posting. Love the jokeLaughing and the toast is beautiful x

Posted by: Faith on 31st Dec 2008 at 04:46PM

Hello Cait, we have yet to meet, but we share a similar sense of humour! Thank you for the lovely toast!

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 31st Dec 2008 at 04:49PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you Cait - Happy New Year to you and long may our frienships continue indeed.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 31st Dec 2008 at 05:35PM

Bradan's Avatar Love the toast and the joke. Happy New Year to you, Cait. xx

Posted by: Bradan on 31st Dec 2008 at 05:46PM

Pondside's Avatar Love the joke! Happy New Year, Cait - I look forward to a year of new poetry and lovely photos on your site.

Posted by: Pondside on 31st Dec 2008 at 06:47PM

Frances's Avatar Cait, as always, I find that you find the words that just bring the spirit to the moment!

May the New Year grant many moments of wonder, pleasure, growth ... and also lots of time to read! xo

Posted by: Frances on 1st Jan 2009 at 12:52AM

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