'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002

Posted by: syd

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 04:34 PM

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Bob and Karen’s white house,
Had Boomers arriving from east, west, north and south.
Rayy and Bea counted noses and started to grin,
Over 4,000 boomers, and more coming in.

Lasandaine hung our game lists and used sticky tape,
Laura’s outside and pacing (the mailman is late).
Inferno, Marian and Liz are out pacing too,
Rosemary and Gordon are writing reviews.

Nickie is nestled all snug in her bed,
While Zanzarah fairies dance round in her head.
MaG and Norma in jammies are busy indeed,
They’re walkthrough a-writing for Snowmoon’s in need.

We gamers were gaming each on our computers,
Adventures, role playing and first person shooters.
When out the front door came a loud va-va-varoom,
‘Tis Witchen and Dee zooming in on a broom.

Jenny ran out to see with her hurt back and all,
Which caused Jonathan to yell, “it’s Dark out, don’t Fall.”
They all trooped back in, Canuckdenis in tow,
Who for some reason hid warelf in the snow.

Koala and Snowshoe thought trouble was brewing,
acornia, burpee and Redz were GameBoomer Fueding.
Tom Sr. and funlcake joined in with the game,
Pandora and Stitchman then shouted out names:

Hey Marso, demosthenes, Larlar and esube,
Come Milo, manxman, carabantes and androthi.
DocPaul finally speaks, Thunderchild’s all a-quiver,
The room holds it’s breath, PJ wins his first squiggle!

Bristol, tigger and Josie tell jokes by the door,
That have Doris and carmen rolling round on the floor.
Doreen happened to mention a cute color test.
It was just picking colors, let’s see who’s the best.

Colpet - eighty-eight, Midge got seventy-five,
Clare and RFM one hundred, after several tries.
Poor Shaz kept on trying, but never figured it out,
So she sat in a corner and decided to pout.

Over by the tv, the Survivor clan talk,
About who the next member in the party will walk.
Gremlynn loved NYC even though he was lame,
Jeff Strand’s so addicted he purchased the game.

Puzzlewoman and Helen felt sorry for Brian,
Marcie just wished that the whole group stopped crying.
Lorryrose then took note that Clay had a nose issue,
But he handled it such that he needed no tissue.

Bredon and Scout discuss Buffy in voices quite low,
Tristy feels kind of silly for watching the show.
SueMac thinks Spike is a blithering idiot,
Asazen’s sad in Australia because they can’t see it.

Rainbow freely admitted that he was Snood challenged,
Justine explained the time waster and swore he would love it.
Hedgie had Penguin Puzzle, now Snood rules her world.
Mszv said one day, but for now is Bejeweled.

Mac wondered how people came up with their names,
Bastet’s Queen of Cats, Thatldu means “Stop the train”
Lonewolf just liked his, and looney’s describes her,
Horsedancer loves horses, APL plays adventures.

Waghornet got his from his mom’s maiden name,
Taylor’s mom well she is one, Bryan’s mom is the same.
Sqrllover raised squirrels, dallymisty for her dogs,
Gimme for a minute, luv2travl ‘cause she does.

Singer, Jen and Namma, their contests did plot,
Granny’s elbow was hurting, she mouse clicked a lot.
Emma won for best slogan, made Christina proud.
Flotsam, Billybob, Dawn B with their limericks wowed.

Halloween was discussed and Dudemako did wonder
Whether Gabriel or Manny was best, and did ponder.
Schawb35 said Max, mcb(mike) thought Tex Murphy.
Mugsy - Gage Blackwood and Cynch mentioned Granny

fov felt with work, Rinoa would suit her,
KarenNJ said Nancy, Angie B. thought Kate Walker.
Andy thought about Rincewind, Mr2U-George Stobbart,
goforfun likes the Clayman housewife, Lara Croft.

In Bree’s library fake books conceal the game faces,
Jenny100 stores hers in various bookcases.
Peter’s thinking of crates he can stack on the floor,
Mary’s are under the bed, JMK’s are in drawers.

Pam stores hers in the closet as does Betty Lou,
Mad and Glenna made gamerooms, ratracer did too.
Red stores games in chests, Dagokid’s are on shelves,
Lakerz’s walk-in closet just speaks for itself.

Hanksdog wanted help on what game he should play,
Dawn told him Post Mortem would sure make his day.
PAR bid on Obsidian and actually won,
taf4 got one too now they’re both in for fun.

Happy Gamer was questioning the game Last Express,
It’s one of Jim’s favorites, he thinks it’s the best.
Linds said she can’t get Sanitarium to work,
After girlgeek’s exploded, she’s afraid now to look.

Qt has the hots for one A. Parker Cameron,
ramona agrees that the bald guy’s a cute one.
Gabriel Knight makes daysleeper9 and sccurie swoon,
Dadguy wondered out loud if men should leave the room

The over forty-five crowd are there by the fire
And some are so old, I’m surprised they aren’t tired
In the seventies club we find Bevlee and Patsy,
The sixies have Sami, Squirrely, Claudette and Cherie

The fifties have Sunny, kukaa, ron.etti
Kriskips, Bruce, and Calypso are forty already
Marybeth’s forty-eight, Bruce says he’s forty nine,
Kevin says forty six, I’m not telling you mine.

Alaska inquired about DarkFall2
Friedmonky showed her the link, rick stated “who knew?”
Sequoia finished Syberia, felt she lost her best friend,
SQF and gamenut didn’t want it to end.

In FMISF, Ladyyve was a witch,
Nolalou spoke too, but his voice he did switch.
Lexxy and Oz beta tested so bugs wouldn’t be
Like the one desertliac found in MOTD.

Rowan’s playing RHEM and boy is she lost,
Glynn’s cursing the Pharaoah – Skylark’s playing Faust.
Axeman done Broke the World, Gelert’s got Discworld One
Jill finished DarkFall, Chel – realmyst and Shadoan.

Joanie39 is asking for help and for aid
For Gideon’s Gallery – she’s been there for days.
o'1alien is stuck in Dark Side of the Moon
kwbridge at the West Garrison and wants to leave soon.

“What games do you want?” Kim wondered out loud.
“I’m falling behind”, Fongo said to the crowd.
Mordock and CyFurr both want Sherlock Holmes,
Ghostlady wants Gast (she likes ghosts that roam).

And speaking of Ghosts, the group heard of a sale,
Audrey522 ordered one, advgamer as well.
Tom M, Solman and waves all ordered one too,
MrLipid had questions, (wonder if he got through).

Worst mazes came up, Gremlinuk said it was Myst,
Gameman swore Overseer just had to be it.
LadyLinda did the Kyrandia cave in a daze,
Satch said the whole game of RHEM was one great big maze.

Zanthia’s crowd is discussing the games to be had,
Divine Divinity eats hard drives and hagatha is mad.
Rainbowlady still thinks that the games sounds like fun,
Polo says MMIX just might be the one.

Reenie and Chuck having fits playing in Alice,
They can’t seem to tackle mushroom bouncing with prowlice.
Pokey’s trying to help – even mentioned some ropes,
They both finally got it and felt like such dopes.

TooManyHours is taffing a-doing,
CraigR, jasper and Sassy say have fun a-looting.
Martian Gothic’s got same knowing not what to do,
DougMmillsap is there with a pointer or two.

oldman started Tribunal, feardust Realms of the Haunting,
philby is saying it’s console games he’s wanting.
Susie-Q Land of Lore, MWW Shenmu 2,
Ray’s got so many games, he’s not sure what to do.

VHLMagic and Debra are Morrowwind a-playing,
DanF and Bredon Impossible Creatures are weighing.
Catsmom just got Planescape and wondered a bit,
After hearing the raves, Drizzt thought he might try it.

kat, Chounette, Dr.Andrew, Magician, frazap,
Presto, Betje, Indiana, to Gog and genf.
Catlee, Aberfoyle, lspace, Z and Tamia,
Agent P., Cindi, and margaret have a great Christmas season.

But along with the joy there of course has been sorrow,
And two wonderful boomers won’t share our tomorrows.
Uncle Norm and Moonlioness you’ll both always stay,
In our hearts and our minds for the rest of our days.

And so my dear boomers another year’s gone,
And I’ve since rediscovered what I’ve known all along.
That GameBoomer members are caring and kind,
In a world full of hate, that’s a wonderful find.

So the poem is now done and as I turn out the lights,
Merry Christmas GameBoomers, and to all, a good night.

Love to you all and a very Merry Christmas,

syd
Posted by: Marian

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 04:42 PM

Syd, may I have the pleasure and privilege of being the first to say that you have truly outdone yourself.

This is just wonderful!!! happydance
Posted by: emma

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 04:48 PM

awww Syd... As usual you impressed me, brought several smiles and a couple of laughs to me! And the last two paragraphs brought tears to my eyes. Merry Christmas everybody, and thanks Syd! <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />
Posted by: ccross

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 05:02 PM

Hi Syd

Let me just say that I agree with Emma some laughs and some tears but it is so good of you to remember us all. bravo bravo

Have a wounderful Christmas everyone.

Cheryl Cross
Posted by: Gelert

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 05:33 PM

Syd, happydance happydance happydance happydance
Posted by: colpet

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 05:35 PM

Well done, Syd bravo Truly a Boomer epic thumbsup
Posted by: burpee

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 05:45 PM

Thank you Syd, bravo.
Posted by: rainbowlady

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:04 PM

how do you do that syd? so many names to remember and interests and games we all play.
truly you do better ever year, espcially with more members who have joined up this year.
bravo whistle
many thanks and happy holidays,
holly
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:15 PM

Wow........... I am speechless! That was so beautifully done! I wonder if next year they'll be another one? bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Kim

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:17 PM

Syd,

You are a wonder! I can only imagine the amount of work you put into that. Truly amazing. Congrats on a job well done! bravo
Posted by: Rowan

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:19 PM

A grand poem. bravo Every year it grows with more friends. <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: Witchen

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:25 PM

OUTSTANDING, SYDERELLY! SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!
Posted by: mszv

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:33 PM

Wow!

bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: ladyyve

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:36 PM

BRAVO, SYD!!! bravo bravo bravo

This has GOT to be the best one yet!
I doubt that there is anyone you did forget!
I felt so sad when I read it, I did shed a tear.
Uncle Norm and Moonlioness no longer are here.
And now please do rest, lest you tire,
You are one that we love and admire.

Merry, Merry Christmas, Syd! wave
Posted by: Zanthia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:38 PM

Outstanding Syd!!!!!!!! bravo bravo bravo

I don't know how you do it but I am sure glad you do it.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:40 PM

Wow
Posted by: Jenny

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:43 PM

I don't know how you do it, luv, but they just get better every year!!! happydance

And how sweet to remember Uncle Norm and our dear Moon... <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
Posted by: Bastet

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 06:49 PM

Syd,

You really got me crying...

Thank you... <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> and a most Happy Merry Christmas for you and your family! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: JMK

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:04 PM

happydance thumbsup Bravo!!! How do you remember it all?

Jean
Posted by: hedgehog10

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:11 PM

BRAVO!! SUPER!! SYD TAKE A BOW!!
YOU LOVE US!
YOU SHOWED US!
YOU TOLD US AND HOW!!

HUGS TO YOU AND YOURS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!
CHEERS TO YOU, SYDDERS!!
Posted by: hedgehog10

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:13 PM

HEDGIE happydance whistle <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[talky]" title="" src="graemlins/talky.gif" />

How long DID this take you to do?
Just curious! <img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />
Posted by: Liz

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:18 PM

Syd......you are truly an artiste extraordinaire........my congratulations to you for an amazing masterpiece!! (You sure have us all pegged - I don't know how you do it!!)

Merry Christmas everyone.........and Happy holidays!! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: DoreenS

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:18 PM

A WONDERFUL POEM SYD thank you so much. Just what I needed. bravo bravo
Posted by: Mary

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:20 PM

Syd,
Another year, another masterpiece! We all appreciate all the time you must spend remembering us in your annual Christmas poem.
Hope all your holidays are wonderful! bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: sqrllover

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:20 PM

bravo thumbsup FANTASTIC

Thank you for taking the time to do that. We all appreciate it. Happy Holidays to you. <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:30 PM

Sydders,

Amazing happydance With all the stuff on your plate, I didn't even want to breathe on the "Hey Syd - where's the annual poem?" thread.

Like Jenny said - didn't think it could top the others and here ya go - WOW. Sure am glad that you found the time - cause this one was just grand. <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />

Merry Christmas

Love Laura
Posted by: TooManyHours

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:35 PM

That was an excellent piece of work Syd... smile

And BTW - I'm still having loads of fun taffing a-doing... laugh
Posted by: MaG

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 07:47 PM

Syd - you're really Marvelous!!!

Hugs and Kisses,

MaG bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Betty Lou

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:06 PM

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! bravo wave
Posted by: MacDee

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:15 PM

BRAVA! BRAVA! bravo bravo bravo bravo

Your poem is incredible Syd! We are so lucky to have you. Thank you for making GB a very special place. <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />

xoxox~Dee <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: Cynch

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:19 PM

Another masterpiece by our "poet laureate"! thumbsup

Thanks so much, Syd...for giving us all such a sense of belonging...to this wonderful family.
Cynch
Posted by: asazen

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:24 PM

Thankyou,
It was wonderful bravo bravo Now I feel like I truly belong!!

Happy Celebrations and best wishes, asazen
Posted by: lasanidine

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:26 PM

This is truly a masterpiece Syd, if we get any more members you will have to start writing the Christmas ode in January. I cannot think how you can remember all the names and all our doings. It takes special love to put it all together so well. Love to you too Kathy bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Norma

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:27 PM

Thank you, Syd, for a wonderful poem that is growing every year! You are truly amazing!
bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Norma
Posted by: PATSY

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:39 PM

Thanks for doing that Syd. I'm sure I'll look forward to your next Christmas poem. You get better every year!!

Hugs,
Patsy
Posted by: acornia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 08:52 PM

The best one yet!!! WOW!!!

bravo bravo
Posted by: Puzzlewoman

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 09:51 PM

Syd,
You never cease to amaze me with your creative poetry. bravo It is always such a pleasure to read and enjoy each year...a nice tribute to those who are no longer with us <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> , and a great gift to us all. Thank you so much!
P.W.
Posted by: Justine

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 10:14 PM

You truly are a wonder Syd, that was absolutely brilliant!! How on earth do you remember all that?

Thankyou so much!!

Merry Xmas to you and your family

Justine
Posted by: Tristy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 10:20 PM

Yes, I agree with everything that everyone else has already posted!! bravo Excellent job, syd. And I too am curious to know how long it took you to write this? laugh

<img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: Josie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 10:37 PM

I agree with Everyone smile

I also agree with Betty Lou I didnt know about Uncle Norm frown

Thanks

Happy Holidays Syd smile
Posted by: Cherie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 10:58 PM

Syd, what a great story you tell and a very Merry
Christmas from me to all of you. Lastly please pass the eggnog.
Posted by: Stitchman

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/08/02 11:59 PM

bravo Another incredible effort Syd, I don't know how you keep topping yourself every year. bravo
Posted by: Mad

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 12:20 AM

Hi Syd.

Just needed to add my thanks and congrats. to all the others laugh

Don't know HOW you managed to write THAT one - it was truly magnificent happydance

Cheers.

Mad wave <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />
Posted by: Bob

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 12:58 AM

We could say that syd is a "diamond in the rough" but we can't. To us, she is the Hope diamond! The Hope of wishes and dreams!

You cannot bid for her on E-Bay or another website. Miraculously, she is our very own syd.

We could not be more blessed, all of us, at GameBoomers, during this holiday season. She is nothing, if not the spirit of the season.

We love her as all of you do!

Happy Holidays to all of you,

Karen & Bob
Posted by: Bea

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 03:15 AM

Just echoing everyone else. I also think this is the best you have done - so far - of course there is always next year and the way we are growing you are going to need time to start composing again.
Your Christmas poem brings a lot of joy and pleasure to us all - and now its a tradition. I admire you so much for being able to produce the goods.
I think also that it is good for us to remember our losses as well as our gains for the year and thanks for that as well.
Posted by: advgamer

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 03:27 AM

happydance
Merry Christmas <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: granny

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 03:48 AM

Wowzer, Bowzer, they just keep getting better and better.
bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Liccle Dragon

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 04:52 AM

So it's not Big Brother watching us - it's Big Syd!! (said Shaz pouting.....) frown

Only joking - very good Syd. Don't know how you're going to outdo this one next year! laugh
Posted by: Kickaha

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 05:37 AM

It wouldn't be the same Christmas without Syd's poem ...

Hope you're getting a good bonus from Bob, Peter.
Posted by: kukaa

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 06:18 AM

I was so glad to see my name. I am so happy to be with you all. It's like being with a big ,warm family. Thank you ,Syd.
Posted by: Skinter

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 06:36 AM

Well........now I know it's really Christmas with Syd's poem finally posted!!!!! laugh laugh laugh I guess that bugging her on the board really did help in getting it done faster!!! lol Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />

Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 07:35 AM

Syd, this was so great!! You really must've worked hard on this! thumbsup

For anybody else who is new to Gameboomers this year like I am, Syd's previous Christmas poems are listed in the "Hall of Fame" section of the message board, which you can find HERE . I was snooping around the board hoping to find them, and there they were!

Dawn <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: androthi

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 08:23 AM

Wow, Syd! This is fantastic! eek bravo laugh
You've probably been working on it for a while, right? I'm guessing that even though it's only been a day, you're already going on next years... thumbsup
Posted by: Singer

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 08:36 AM

Fun stuff, as always, Syd. thumbsup Take a bow (and a breath).

Jack
Posted by: Linds

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 08:41 AM

Absolutely Fabulous poem Syd. This is my first year with Gameboomers and I must say you are all the best. I look forward to another great year.
Susan bravo thumbsup
Posted by: Jen

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 09:10 AM

bravo bravo
Jen.x.
Posted by: Mugsy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 09:42 AM

Syd; You have out done yourself again. This is a great Christmas present to all of us. Thank you and Season's Greetings to everyone!! bravo
Posted by: tigger

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 09:43 AM

Syd,

your star shines ever brighter!! Wow, I wish I could do that.

Congrats on a fantastic poem bravo bravo bravo

And of course A Very
Merry Christmas!!

Hugs

Tig wave
Posted by: Jen in Chgo

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 10:14 AM

Kudos, Syd! Most excellent job!! I'm no poet but I've written a ditty or two in my time & I know it's no easy matter. Can I make a request? End next year's poem with the word ORANGE! lol

p.s. A little birdie told me Syd starts composing right after Halloween! If I wrote it, I'd have to start in January!!! <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

Merry Xmas, Boomers!!!

laugh Love, Jen laugh
Posted by: carmen

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 10:49 AM

It made me feel very warm inside to see my name in it.

Thanks for a wonderful poem. A lovely memory for ever.

happydance
Posted by: Marso

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 10:52 AM

Just read it Syd, it's wonderful. You are very talented. thumbsup thumbsup
Posted by: Scout

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 10:58 AM

Great job, syd. No pressure at all about next year. There will only be 8000 Boomers by then. Hehe. Peice of cake. Just start around the 4th of July, quit your job.... Seriously, Bravo on a real season brightener-uppper. Smiles are sorely needed right now.
Posted by: dallymisty

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 11:11 AM

Absolutely brilliant syd. Well done laugh
Merry Christmas to all gameboomers from "down under" <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: sami5901

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 11:17 AM

Syd Thanks so much GREAT POEM Gos in the folder along with last years!! Merry Xmas Happy New Year You sure put a smile on my face this mornning!!!!!!! bravo thumbsup Diane
Posted by: Bevlee

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 11:52 AM

Great Job Syd bravo bravo bravo
Bevlee----body says 70ish but heart and mind say 30ish!!!
Posted by: Angela

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 12:41 PM

Fabulous!!! I really enjoyed reading your wonderful poem, and like Emma said, it was very touching at the end. A wonderful holiday to all!!
Posted by: Susie-Q

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 12:42 PM

Dear Syd,
Another fantastic poem!!! Thankyou for all your hard work. Merry Christmas everyone!Love,Susie-Q
Posted by: Thatldu1421

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 01:08 PM

Syd,

I am sorry to be late in jumping in, but this is WONDERFUL!!!!

You have given me a shot of "Christmas Spirit".

Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Posted by: lakerz

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 01:50 PM

Wow, Syd! Much like everyone else, I am simply amazed at how you were able to rhyme and include so many Gameboomers! And I remember so many references to various threads at all the different forums involving the different members. I tip my Lakers' hat to you. I now know why you had no time to reload The Scroll. God knows only the task of writing such an amazing poem could have kept you from this game. smile I hope everyone has a great (and safe) holiday season.

Chris
Posted by: audrey522

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 02:04 PM

Simply brilliant! Thank you for all your hard work for us GBers throughout the year. It's lovely to belong to such a wonderful extended family.

bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo

Marion
Posted by: rick

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 02:38 PM

Wow! You should be published smile

rick
Posted by: Taylor's Mom

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 02:45 PM

Wonderful job Syd! bravo bravo How you managed to get everyone mentioned and make it all rhyme is unbelievable. I hope you and all the other boomers have a very safe and happy holiday! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />

Steph smile
Posted by: DBK

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 02:49 PM

So creative Syd! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you bravo bravo
Posted by: BillyBob

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 04:29 PM

You did a great job, Syd. IF I could do it at all I'd still have to run a couple of years behind. bravo laugh

Posted by: nolalou

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 04:45 PM

Another great job from Gameboomers Poet Laurate!

Way to go Syd!

Ho Ho Ho

Louis
Posted by: SuMac

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 05:05 PM

What a great poem, Syd! I can't believe you actually got all our names in there, and in rhyme, too! Take a well deserved bow! bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: KarenNJ

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 07:17 PM

Syd,

What a beautiful work of art and I agree with Bob and Karen you are a treasure...You brought smiles and tears and I thank you for that.
bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo
Karen
Posted by: Debra

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 09:21 PM

Syd, your poem is always my 15 minutes of fame.
I, too, am amazed that you can keep up with us
all.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and to all
the GameBoomers out there. bravo bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: ghostlady

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/09/02 10:15 PM

<img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> Merry Christmas Syd

Absolutely heartwarming!!!!!

and Happy Holidays to all Gameboomers.
Posted by: nickie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 11:42 AM

Thanks for the love; what a wonderful gift! You are amazing!
Posted by: girlgeek

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 04:43 PM

WOW! This is the first time I've actually been a part of the poem! I'm so excited!!! I feel famous now!
Posted by: Sequoia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 05:19 PM

bravo bravo Syd,
Thank you so much for your kind gift this holiday season. I can't even begin to imagine how you managed to include so many Boomers and have them all be so personal. Once again I am so very touched by the warmth of this board. And so happy that I've been a part of it so long and gotten to know so many new members.
Thanks again. thumbsup thumbsup <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> Sequoia
Posted by: ray

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 05:20 PM

Terrific as always, Syd! Sorry I took so long to chime in!
Posted by: Gamer

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 06:19 PM

That was great! wave <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Posted by: Glenna

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 07:56 PM

Being part of this community is one of the joys of my life. Putting all our names in the poem makes us all feel included and part of something special. What a wonderful Christmas present. Thanks Syd and all Gameboomers! bravo smile

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: Fongo

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 08:12 PM

hey, awesome!!
Posted by: infernoj13usa

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 09:29 PM

Syd, You're the best!
Mery Christmas every one!
Inferno bravo bravo bravo <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />
Posted by: HorseDancer

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 09:35 PM

Hi Syd, happydance

Blessings, Light, Joy & Laughter to you and all the other Gameboomers throughout this holiday season, and the coming year.

Judy
Posted by: Namma

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/10/02 09:46 PM

WOW! I don't know what to say, other than.....you're amazing, marvelous, fabulous, terrific, wonderful, etc, etc, etc.

Seriously Syd, I'm really in awe of your latest masterpiece. I laughed, I cried, I remembered.

hugs, Cheryl

P.S. You really are all those adjectives and more! thumbsup
Posted by: Reenie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/11/02 01:02 AM

That was really sweet, Syd, and fun to read. We've all said it before, but what other game forum is like Boomers? Simple: none.

Thanks for the tribute to the whole family.

Merry Christmas to All! wave
Posted by: Polo

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/11/02 12:13 PM

Nice Syd!! wave wave

~Polo
Posted by: Midge

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/11/02 07:39 PM

We are truly blessed to have Syd all to ourselves. I'm honored to be a part of this wonderful community.Where did you ever find her Bob? We will never let her go. Merry Christmas to all. bravo bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: VHLMagic

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/12/02 06:23 AM

bravo bravo bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL smile

Well done Syd smile

This is the best place on all the net to be.
Posted by: ozma38

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/12/02 12:43 PM

Wow Syd,TY for sharing your gift for poetry with us.We all truly look forward to and enjoy your Christmas poem each year.

Have a wonderful Christmas

ozma
Posted by: Gelert

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/12/02 02:32 PM

6 more replies Syd and you'll have your 'GOLD STAR' for making at least a century of 'Boomers' very happy this Christmas ! happydance wave

Merry Christmas Syd !!!

Posted by: flotsam

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/13/02 02:07 AM

Wow Syd,
There is nothing to say that hasn't been said, so just thank-you and merry christmas <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />

flotsam
Posted by: Mammamu

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/13/02 04:01 AM

Wonderful syd!
I love it happydance happydance

Warm hugs and a Merry Christmas to you and to all Boomers!

happydance wave
Christina
Posted by: Susie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/13/02 04:15 AM

Syd's wonderful!

Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii!

bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Gelert

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/14/02 01:48 PM

Wowee ! wink

Blatant 'Bump' !! <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />

Yes I know I'm being naughty but . . . . it IS Christmas ! <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: Liz

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/14/02 01:49 PM

One more post after this to get to the big 100.......who wants to do it???? happydance
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/14/02 01:56 PM

Very nice poem,Thanks for the mention in the poem..Two years in a row, I feel like family. smile thumbsup
Posted by: Gelert

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/14/02 02:08 PM

YIPPEEEEEEE ! bravo bravo

You did it Syd !

Congratulations and a MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all !!

Posted by: syd

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/14/02 02:42 PM

lol lol lol You guys are something else - Gelert - blatant bump??? no wonder I love this place smile

To those members who's names I forgot - I do apologize - it was not intential. You know the Christmas saying: "making a list and checking it twice?" Well, I made a list, checked it once, added more names, checked it twice, added more names, checked it thrice, added more names, checked it four times, added more names and still forgot people. I don't know how <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> does it <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful things you've said - you have no idea what it means to me. I've had rather a downer week this week and reading all these posts brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a safe and wonderful New Year.

(**)syd

And yes Lakerz this is the only thing that would keep me from playing The Scroll wink
Posted by: Glynn

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/15/02 09:21 PM

Great Job Syd!!! Wouldn't you know I would be the last to read it..guess I was too busy looking for the "Bait" in "Ghost Dogs"..finally found that "fly swatter" though! Now I gotta go look for the "Hall of Fame" so I can read last years poem. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a safe New Year! Glynn
Posted by: IBlade_IRunner

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/24/02 10:08 AM

Nice Job Syd! Really liked the poem, keep up the good work, and Merry Christmas too all!!!
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/24/02 12:10 PM

Thanks, Syd, That was truly woderful! happydance
Posted by: Daysleeper9

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2002 - 12/26/02 04:24 PM

Wow! I was mentioned in Syd's Christmas poem! I feel as though I have finally "arrived"! laugh Wonderful job, Syd. You are amazing!

Daysleeper