Thursday, December 11, 2008

December 11th Holiday Music ...A song about Santa by The Boss, and a little Santa story for you too....


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LIFE Magazine Photo...."Christmas 12th Night" ...Date taken..1972....Photographer::George Silk,
Google has a whole LIFE Gallery, really wonderful....this photo reminds me of New England, Vermont...more about that down below....
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The Boss sings about Santa coming to town .....kinda nice photo montage from all over, click the title and you can learn more about the video....

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"Saving Santa In Vermont"
Back in the 80's when I was still a young wifey living with Mr.Enigma in New England, in Vermont... in a very small town.....It was very Norman Rockwellish....beautiful...the LIFE Photo above really captures the essence of how it looked....So we lived in this tiny town on Main Street, and it was full of families with young children. But some were on the verge of not believing in Santa....they would come visit us after school, I would make them cookies and let them watch VH1 ( these were the days when VH1 was still Just Videos....) So Mr.Enigma and I decided to save Santa that year...we found some big Sleigh Bells, and we waited till Christmas Eve, and most of the lights were out .....and then we went up and down main street...and Rang the Bells, carefully hiding behind bushes and trees near bigger Family Houses....

We tried hard to be careful not to get caught, we had warned certain parents ahead of time to help with the mission, but we dressed in black and sklunked about....and tried not to giggle....or even talk...although Mr.Enigma did let out a Boisterous HO HO HO every now and then... There was one minor mishap when Mr.Enigma slipped on some ice, and kinda fell and cursed....but we carried on.

So the Next Day.....Christmas Came....and the children ran about Main Street showing each other new sleds and mittens and other wonders....and sitting outside on the porch, they excitedly talked about Santa...and we eavesdropped..." Santa came, did you hear his bells ???" " Yeah, I think I heard him too, he did not say Ho HO HO....It sounded like he fell and he even cussed...Something about a Duck ? "....Mr.Enigma looked at me...a bit red....and we laughed....atleast Santa had been saved that Cold Vermont Night..

7 comments:

MandT said...

:) delightful!

enigma4ever said...

well Mandt you of all people know how fond I am of Dear Old Vermont...and yes I think of you there....( we had a big old fluffy floppy Springer Spaniel help us with our mission too...)

D.K. Raed said...

You saved Santa so he could live to cuss another day! How funny, what the kids who heard the bells & then the swearing must've thought! I'm imagining something like, ho ho oh f*ck. You realize those kids are probably telling that story to their kids by now? Thanks to you, the Santa legend in Vermont is probably a little saltier than in most locales!

Are you seeing this HUGE moon tonight? Go read Dada's from Dec 10. There's a link in his comments that explains everything! If you've got snow, you're gonna be lit up like a stadium tonight, and it's not even officially FULL until tomorrow.

Hairball said...

Thanks for the cute story Enigma!

I've always wanted to visit New England. I enjoy books and movies set there and look forward to seeing it for myself one day. :)

Susan said...

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Gryphen said...

Great story Enigma!

Distributorcap said...

what a great story.