'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004

Posted by: syd

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 01:51 PM

‘Twas the night before Christmas and what do you know,
At the boomers white house it’s beginning to snow.
Hanksdog hung our game lists by the chimney with care,
He heard that the postman soon would be there.

We boomers encircled our big Christmas tree,
With cups of Tea Master Derman’s most proper brit tea.
Esube, Sherlock and Redz sang Christmas songs in their glory,
And we all settled down for this year’s boomer stories.

Before we got started a knock on the door,
Got Puzzlewoman and housewife back up off the floor.
Scarlett asked if we’d take special care of her mum,
Tyke’s shy and is looking for folks that are fun.

Another knock at the door, Marian yelled out “who is it?”
“Tis kwbridge, Singer and fov, can we come for a visit?”
Skippidy, Valerie R and connie asked “may we come in too”?
Friedmonky told them “you bet, if you don’t mind a zoo”.

Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Trail Mystic flew from his home planet to see what was the matter.
Carmen looked out the door, saw what’s making the din,
TLC said “looks like new boomers about to move in”.

Betty Lou welcomed them in, Melia looked ‘round and said “gee”.
Doris asked where they came from, Vertex said “TAC.”
danyboy, bkrytr, Milee10 and mjartisian, no more need you roam,
Blsbet, Maggie, Mbari and Katsmom, glad you found a new home.

Tigger stood up and said “good grief we’ve been busy”,
Granny and Bristol told jokes, funlcake laughed herself silly.
Linds’ daughter played basketball, Rayy’s is making her crazy,
Mac_attack started working, no more time to be lazy.

Oh Solver, metzomagic, rice burner and Mugsy,
Come drizzt, trudysgarden, Billybob, texaslady.
I was farenapped at the airport, Inferno did shout,
Homer6 and bj want her with them next time they go out.

"Which goddess are you?" bluebonnet piped up
Looney4labs took the test, turns out she’s a mutt.
Rae said she’s everyone, must have multiple personalities
Snowmoon and msvz said they both were Persephone.

LadyKestrel and colpet said they were Athena,
Salar of Mystwas Hestia and Josie was Hera.
Blondie_bc and AngieB turned out to both be Artemis,
Audrey was Aphrodite, walt’s feminine side was Hermes.

I’ve just become settled karvic said to the crowd
Teddo yells out “congrats”, said you ought to be proud.
Re didn’t mind being “shy” but said “lost” is too sad,
Wait ‘till you’re addicted said oldman’s hat wearing Mad.

Jen in Chgo then told us a harrowing tale,
Of games, and a mom, shelf and concrete stairwell.
Glynn wondered if Outcast, cast out other games,
BrownEyedTigre said Forever World of course was to blame.

Ingie asked if it was homicide or simply game slaughter,
Mary felt bad for mom knitting CD cozies for daughter.
Lucca offered condolences hopes the perpetrator will fry,
Threads the prosecuting attorney, said she’d certainly try.

Looney thinks that an exorcism of FW is needed,
Lex said a book handling terrorists should always be heeded.
A call went out for a jury, burpee said I’ll do that,
Flutist volunteered Amber, even though she hates cats.

Nolalou announced that in March he’s Hawaii bound,
Hawkavonpuka and Susie vowed to show him around.
Rainbowlady got married, Alaska moved to guess where,
Jill’s back from Australia where she hadn’t a care.

Desertlilac’s a teacher, Gran and Ang are both moms,
AHuber’s an engineer bent on world domination.
Emeraldawn, Andy and Bevlee are retired as if,
Ssgamer does archery, PapaTerry a Sheriff.

Johnboy asked who has all of the five worst adventure games,
Hammer has Zombieville and might not be the same.
Manxman, mignone have only The Scroll,
"Can you loose BAAG points for this?" they wanted to know.

Ladyve she has three, lagavulin owns none of these
Gamehound’s too choosy, Glenna – Orion Conspiracy.
Jenny100 and flotsam were in the first Scroll-A-Thon
No one else seemed to want to join in with the fun.

“How many games at one time have you bought?” Bonnie asked
“Twenty eight”, replied catsmom2, as the rest of us gasped.
When kazzmo sees games, the eyes start to spin,
Becky said “I’m the same, do you think we are twins”?

Daysleeper said seven is all I can say,
Fishook has a system, KarenNJ ‘s on ebay each day.
Bigmamma1 topped off at seventeen games,
Nickie nixed the Lear jet and is driving these days.

Gremlin, Leeana, Susie07 all played Nancy Drew,
Gsd played an old one – Dark Side of the Moon.
Moment of Silence for lkgregorio and same,
Mordock and Vrmpls2 hope that Sentinel came.

Sassafras and Nanjoan have finished Atlantis Revolution,
Aspen - Remedy, LenG wrote the solution.
Bryansmom’s finished Return to Mysterious Island,
But wysewoman's sad because she just can’t find it.

Chiefette’s playing Zork games, fongo’s finished Xiama,
Pantheon’s in Baulder’s Gate while waiting for Oblivion.
Gimme played Lighthouse, dmtomchick Law & Order 3
DaveH’s trying to load Spell Force on good old XP.

Tami played Gothic, Dark Fall 2 creeped Annie out.
With all Uru’s jumping ces and Lspace wanted to shout.
To the busy game makers – Michael and Chris,
Lifestream and The Arrangement just did the trick.

Llewton’s Name the Game thread gave rise to three kins,
Bernard was laughing, Liz guessed Curse of Monkey Island.
Carolin Romancing the Stone, genf Myst Revelation,
Fitter- Case of the Crabs, ray guessed Runaway.

What’s the most anticipated game that you can’t wait to get?
Ladybug, Duck&Cover & Vizgoth hope Scratches gets here quick.
Sassy and Rain2 can’t wait for Myst IV,
UpTooLate, Demosthenes can’t wait for The Longest Journey 2 anymore.

SuMac and advgamer sure like Dark Fall 1,
JoanieS is a Thief fan, SpaceQuestFan Syberia.
Strangest game for ron.etti was one that’s called Nine,
Mrkwang thought ICO, MoePerry Eastern Mind.

Carlazacchia's stuck in Gooka in some kind of trap,
Clare hates taking notes, LorLor likes to draw maps.
Pib thinks Forever World is pretty darn ugly,
Ingrid wondered if she was being serious or funny.

A charity auction MWW did begin,
Nipomo bid on Atlantis and sure hopes to win.
Goldnorchid bid on five games, Skylark bid on some too,
Magicscroll on Tex Murphy and also Code Blue.

Cilla bid on all games not yet spoken for,
Lexxy put in a bid for a game called Bad Mojo.
Cathy1 – Road to India, Angelgirl – Discworld 2
TuesdayNext Blade Runner and Tex – that’s pretty darn cool.

Schwab and Zanthia then asked – “what’s the Darkside been doing”?
Soozie said it’s Half-Life that I’ll be pursuing.
Anachronox was finished by JMK & Susie-Q,
Feardust and Hagatha in Divine Divinity have a question or two.

Ramothus’s playing Baldur’s Gate, Taylor’s mom - Morrowind is slick,
PeggyH, VHLMagic and Barb are playing M&M6.
Rowan’s having a problem, her fairies won’t fight,
Sig Segorn and Peter Smith are both playing Neverwinter Nights.

Pandora and Stitchman worked out in their garden,
Curly helped with his fractures, kept in line by Koala.
The Wally test was posted, fildil played along,
Bergman won’t be in church, Twizgy put the cows in the barn.

Some squiggles were posted, so what’s your best guess?
Rcksea opted out of this one – he just ate breakfast.
JimboBell’s vague on his name, Beasong can’t find a mirror tonight,
CanukDenis says his fairy god mother was certainly right.

Shortcake’s pooper scooper’s just not big enough,
DBK said it’s the gin, rick likes his BMW tires up.
DocPaul thought of chickens, JohnnyK wanted a key.
Androthi said Debbie Duck went from and A to a D.

We all went to Europe, Arewn went to Milan,
Analogman the River Elbe, Urban Worrier to Amsterdam.
Arrantzale went onto Lisbon, Malestrom to Italy,
Jema flew to Spain, then met Hawkeye in Turkey.

Gelert flew into Bhutan and then into China,
Acornia looked for a pin to give DoreenS up in Canada.
Keymaster flew Delta, dale3mike won a squiggle,
Piemji saw a European Swallow which caused him to giggle.

Alkmouse, bigkataddy, DanF and Bea,
Lasandine, kaki’s sister, josefien and Christina.
KayC, Snowshoe, smitty and bepeg,
Ccross, challis3, Bruce Felder and Beerhead.

Asazen, lorryrose, Pokey, waves and Vicky,
Smiley456, kjos, lise Polo and Tristy.
Myalleycat, randwill, lonewolf, DaveL, PeggyG,
Gamenut, larlar, Gordon, LindaH, TeresaD.

MikeN, jasper, Angela, sccurie, midnightrain,
Midge, Joanie39, Bert, philby, o1alien.
Rosemary, Gordon, martin1 and dadguy,
Margaret, koshika, dallymisty, MyGreenEyes.

Pbspears, Ramona, namma and Tallyho,
Frazap, lally, vik, grandpa68 and gameho.
Conmol, Nannykins, dogpenny, Maritje, Teresa,
Dagokid, Darlene, dithlihi, bikerchic, sequoia.

Howardthedoc, magician, crispeto, horsedancer,
Sami5901, MaryC64, and HappyGamer.
Floridagal, rcrew1, Mr. Bill and Tamia
I hope that you all have a great Christmas season.

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends,
And I’ve found a few here that I’ll love ‘till the end.
Bob, Marita and Jenny, Jan, Laura and Dee,
I’m glad that we’re friends, you mean so much to me.

I got quite nostalgic looking back through the years,
Remembering all the great people who’ve visited here.
So a toast to all boomers both present and past,
Here’s to love, to this board and to friendships that last.

Well, another year’s come and another year’s gone,
And another long Christmas poem‘s finally done.
I’ve got one more rhyme then I'll turn out the lights,
Merry Christmas GameBoomers, Peace on Earth, and good night.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 02:11 PM

happydance WooHoo....Excellent Syd! happydance
Posted by: MaG

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 02:19 PM

bravo bravo bravo Syd!

You make me cry. I love you, sweetheart!

Marita
Posted by: threads

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 02:32 PM

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 02:36 PM

Thank You syd for thinking of me I got all choked up when I saw my name (started to tear) I have never had anyone include me in anything (unless it tells me to write a poem or etc.) Thank-you smile Thank you smile Thank you smile
Posted by: connie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 03:11 PM

Thanks Syd that was Terrific and a lot of work on your part.Gameboomers are the best people.You are all very special to me.Merry Christmas to all. bravo thanks <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: Ang

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 03:27 PM



Bravo Syd!! WOW..That was fabulous. How special for all of us. Bless you and Merry Christmas to you. bravo

Posted by: Jenny

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 03:57 PM

I swear I don't know how you do it every year, Syd!!! Thanks for another wonderful trip down memory lane, luv... bravo
Posted by: tigger

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 04:02 PM

Syd you are a star!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into your Christmas poem. Now it really feels like Christmas is just around the corner!!!

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

Tigger
Posted by: Mammamu

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 04:20 PM

YOU are Fantastic, Fabulous and ....just
GREAT,Syd laugh happydance
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 04:39 PM

Syd, That is spectacular! happydance
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 04:54 PM

That was the best poem yet smile Thanks Syd :kiss:
Posted by: Skinter

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 04:57 PM

Quote:
Mac_attack started working, no more time to be lazy.
Hey! I'm lazy and proud of it! laugh laugh lol

Also, I believe Syd has finally earned her free trip to Hawaii now. laugh laugh MaG and BrownEyedTigre will be paying. <img border="0" alt="[biggrinch]" title="" src="graemlins/grinch1.gif" />
Posted by: texaslady

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 05:23 PM

Well done Syd. I can't believe that you can do this year after year.

Sue
Posted by: DoreenS

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 05:29 PM

bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Mugsy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 05:42 PM

Thank you Syd, another wonderful job done this year!! I don't know how you do it!! happydance
Posted by: dale3mike

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 06:21 PM

I feel like Steve Martin in "The Jerk":

The Christmas poem's here! The Christmas poem's here. I'm somebody, now! happydance

Love it, syd

Mike
Posted by: SKIPPIDY

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 06:34 PM

That is absolutely fantastic.
I can not get over how well you did this poem.
It is such an awesome thing to do. You are very talented and gifted.
And all the verses, so many of them.
I write poems, but this is just indiscribable.
I appreciate it and may you be blessed this holiday season.
Posted by: Tyke

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 07:11 PM



What a brilliant poem, Syd happydance happydance happydance
Posted by: Stitchman

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 07:53 PM

Another awe-inspiring work of art Syd, we all feel honored
Posted by: Maelstrom

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 08:06 PM

Wonderful poem. This is why Gameboomers is the best site on the web. bravo
Posted by: esube

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 08:36 PM

I feel honored to be included in this wonderful annual ode to the best net group of them all.
Posted by: Re

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 08:39 PM

Oh Syd, it is just wonderful and bless you. I am all leeky eyed also, but in a very good way. Thank you so much for including us in such a special way. happydance It just feels more like Christmas now and Thank you. <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" /> to all. Regi
Posted by: Rae

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 08:41 PM

Once again, Syd you outdid yourself!

Merry merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you!
Posted by: funlcake

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 09:21 PM

Syd,
You must have put so many hours and much thought into the poem. Thanks for your beautiful effort and Happy Holidays to you. thanks

Pat
Posted by: Daysleeper

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 09:28 PM

Wow! Syd, I think your muse had you working overtime on this project. The hardwork shows. It is a wonderful piece and thank you so much for including me since I haven't been registered for very long.

You really out did yourself. praise to you and not to forget, the happiest of <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: BeaSong

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 10:01 PM

Syd, it was a pleasant surprise and honor to find myself included in your swell poem.
Thank you so much.
Happy Holidays to you! bravo
Posted by: Pandora

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 10:11 PM

Our cups runneth over, syd, and you're doing the pouring. Thank you for this very special gift you give us every year.
<img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: Mary

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 10:13 PM

Yet another wonderful Chrismtas poem, Syd! happydance
Posted by: Glynn

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/18/04 10:51 PM

happydance {{{Hugs}}} Glynn
Posted by: Mad

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 12:10 AM

Hi Syd smile

What a stonker, eh ?? laugh
[And the membership numbers are still risin' happydance

A special cheers thumbsup

Mad wave
Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 01:56 AM

That was great!! happydance Now, I guess it's time to get started on next year's poem..... wave
Posted by: Gimme

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 02:50 AM

Fantastic poem Syd bravo bravo

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

Patricia
Posted by: Zanthia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 02:54 AM

syd,

what a great job. you outdid yourself this year. praise

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 03:12 AM

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 06:09 AM

That was Super, Syd!
Hey, Super Syd. SS for short. <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: VHLMagic

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 06:23 AM

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

Wow Wow Wow what a special poem and a great job making all of that stuff up. I just don't know how you do it but Thanks for doing it hehe. smile

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL smile


May you all have a very Healthy and Happy New Year smile
Posted by: blsbet44

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 06:37 AM

Thank you syd thanks
Posted by: DBK

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 06:49 AM

Thanks for all your work Syd, it is great. happydance
Posted by: Soozie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 08:14 AM

Syd, you make me breathless ... a work of dedication to say nothing of your skills.

My tummy tugs a bit when I read down all the names and see mine ... I'll bet a candy cane or two everyone else has the same feeling.

smile
Posted by: flutist

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 11:03 AM

Oh wow, What can I say? Reading your poem made me feel warm and fuzzy all over. And to include my sweet Amber. She will be so pleased when I tell her.
But tell us Syd, just how long did it take you to write this?
<img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Bets
Posted by: karvic

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 11:05 AM

happydance
Absolutely brilliant Syd - got all choked up when I saw I was included.

Can't imagine how long it took you. Merry Christmas x

Karen

bravo
Posted by: walt

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 11:59 AM

Well done Syd, once again you excell yourself.
"Walter"
Now going to put his Blouse and Skirt on to visit his Femine Side..... happydance
Posted by: Rowan

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 12:26 PM

Thank you for the poem. <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> I look forward to it every year. <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 12:33 PM

Most Excellent Syd!!!!!!!!!
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 12:53 PM

Awesome job Syd! thumbsup

Rusty smile
Posted by: Schwab35

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 01:07 PM

Is it me or does Syd's poem get longer every year? wink

A wonderful job, thank you for this gift!
Posted by: PeggyH

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 01:21 PM

bravo

Thanks, Syd. How well you captured the GB scene!

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 01:31 PM

My first year on Gameboomers and what a surprising treat!
Thanks, Syd smile
Posted by: Jenny

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 02:06 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Schwab35:
Is it me or does Syd's poem get longer every year? wink
Yes, they do get bigger every year, but that's because our membership just grows and grows... bravo
Posted by: Rice burner

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 02:39 PM

Thank you Syd. What an angel you are, making so many people happy.
Kay
Posted by: Jill

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 03:42 PM

happydance happydance bravo Fantastic as always, Syd. Now I feel Christmas is really round the corner - thank you for creating the holiday mood for us all. <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 03:49 PM

Hey, I heard a scampering sound and thought...
What..WHAT!! ohhhhh Sydders christmas poem MUST be up.

Yayyyyyy and it is here. Now it's OFFICIALLY Christmas. :kiss:
Posted by: acornia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 04:35 PM

happydance happydance
Posted by: Marian

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 04:39 PM

Syd, my mind boggled at the prospect of your taking on the challenge of a poem this year what with all the new members, but somehow you managed it!

Thank you for taking the time to do this---I know you have a very busy life and schedule, and it is appreciated.

Happy Holidays. <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: margaret

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 05:05 PM

thanks Syd you are the greatest

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 05:40 PM

Thanks so much, Syd, for all the time and effort you put into this each year. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without your annual gift to all us Boomers. bravo

wave Jema
Posted by: Snowshoe

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 06:07 PM

Thank you Syd! bravo Cheers to you and yours! <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: Leeana

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 07:11 PM

Thanks again Syd just a quick question though do we all get a thank-you card after this lol ((just kidding))lol thanks again lol
smile smile smile
Posted by: Salar of Myst

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 07:12 PM

YYAAYY!! happydance

I am so glad I checked online first. Now I can rest with a smile laugh

Thank you, Syd!! thanks

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 07:17 PM

Thank you Syd. It's a pleasure to "know" someone like you. You are truly fantastic.
Susan happydance bravo
Posted by: nickie

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 08:54 PM

This is odd, I know I posted on the first page, but my thanks isn't there now! Thanks so much Syd, for all your time and effort and caring. You're so special and so precious to us all!
Posted by: Melia

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 09:14 PM

Wow, Syd! happydance You're amazing! bravo Thank you! I've never been in a poem before. "Gee" is about the size of it. lol
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 10:29 PM

It just wouldn't be Christmas without a "syd" poem!
It is SO beautiful!!!!
Posted by: infernoj13usa

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 10:39 PM

bravo bravo lol

Well done, syd! Well done!

Inferno
Posted by: Homer6

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/19/04 11:58 PM

My, my, my...that was something syd, thank you very much. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and yours. bravo
Posted by: Kickaha

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 02:53 AM

Great Syd - simply great!
Posted by: granny

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 05:29 AM

happydance happydance

OhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhBoy

Many, many praise praise
Posted by: colpet

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 06:16 AM

Thank you for making every single one of us feel special! :kiss:
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 07:37 AM

Excellent Syd, bravo

now we know; Christmas is indeed close smile

A Merry Christmas and a Bright New Year wave


Ingie laugh
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 08:06 AM

Thank you for all your hard work. It is truly a labor of love!! happydance <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: sami5901

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 08:18 AM

Thanks Syd, It wouldn't be Christmas with out your poem. It makes us all feel so special. Merry christmas and happy new year to all my friends here at Gameboomers. Diane happydance
Posted by: Jen in Chgo

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 09:02 AM

Syd, thank you for your time & effort on this fantabulous poem. I'm now completely in the Xmas spirit & only 5 days until <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" /> comes! Whew. Just in the (Saint) Nick of time! You must be a Santa's Helper.

Now I just need to know, is the poem the nice or naughty list? eek

Many blessings this holiday season to all Boomers everywhere! :kiss:

laugh Love, Jen laugh
Posted by: wysewomon

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 09:55 AM

Wow, Syd! That's incredible! And how special and attentive of you to find something individual to say about every boomer!

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

WW
Posted by: Betty Lou

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 10:16 AM

Thank you Syd. That is awesome! You've done it again.
Love, Betty Lou :kiss:
Posted by: Tristy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 11:23 AM

Wow, it is really beautiful, syd. Thank you for sharing it. And I know it's been asked countless times before, but really, how do you do it? praise

Tracy laugh
Posted by: MacDee

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 11:29 AM

Sensational Syd!

You seem to outdo yourself every year. I don't know how you do it. :kiss:

Love you too!

~Dee
Posted by: Taylor's Mom

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 12:18 PM

Great job Syd. bravo I'm always amazed how you fit everyone in and make it rhyme at the same time. eek <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" /> to you and your family and all the rest of the Boomers.

Steph smile
Posted by: nolalou

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 01:49 PM

I guess I was alseep, or too busy playing "Moment of Silence"! I just now noticed that this years poem had been posted ! Great job Syd, as usual. Now go and have a great Christmas & New Years, and save up those creative juices for next year! laugh bravo bravo

Louis
Posted by: Dave H.

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/20/04 03:37 PM

Wonderful Syd - now that's what I call a party!
DaveH. bravo <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: emeraldawn

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/21/04 02:53 AM

Wow, that was really cool!
Emeraldawn
Posted by: Bea

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/21/04 04:17 AM

Syd, every year this job must get more and more difficult as we become a larger community, but every year you manage to come up with another fantastic poem. Thank you for becoming part of the Christmas tradition. I just hope that you are going to have a wonderful Christmas after the pleasure you have given all of us
Posted by: blondie_bc

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/21/04 07:46 AM

happydance happydance Wonderful Syd@ Yer a real treasure!
Thank you so much - again! NOW it's Christmas! bravo <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: JMK

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/21/04 04:09 PM

bravo bravo Thanks, Syd! How do you ever keep us all straight? lol

Jean
Posted by: Liz

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/21/04 04:24 PM

Syd.......that's amazing!!! There are SO many of us now; you must be at your wit's end!!! Great job as always!!! smile (you must start this in january!!) bravo thumbsup
Posted by: lucca

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/22/04 07:04 AM

i am in shock!
that was really ... amazing,
and you do this every year??????

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/22/04 12:57 PM

Every year, Lucca--and they get longer every year!! If you want to see some of the past poems, go down to the Hall of Fame ... praise
Posted by: Skinter

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/22/04 04:25 PM

Where's our Syd to accept her nobel peace prize for writing or whatever the writing award is???? laugh lol

She also must be going out of her mind with all of the new members being added every day! laugh laugh rotfl
Posted by: advgamer

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 01:03 AM

A great poem Syd! bravo I remember the first year my name was in. I was so excited. I found myself just as excited this year.
Merry Christmas!
Julie :kiss:
Posted by: Jude

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 05:21 AM

Well done Syd, this poem has become part of my Christmas build up. You are a genius (or a very clever person if that is spelt wrong!)
Posted by: mszv

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 09:08 AM

Brilliant as always. Thanks so much for doing this every year!
Posted by: lexxy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 12:03 PM



What a great job, I just have one question...how long does it take to such a BIG !!! job?
Posted by: joanie39

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 04:20 PM

bravo We love you Syd! Thanks for all the work you put into our Christmas Poem! We appreciate it very much. :kiss: <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" />
Posted by: syd

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/23/04 08:11 PM

Ah shucks people - thanks for the thanks blush It's the least I can do for the greatest group of people ever assembled in one place at one time praise

As to how long this puppy took to write - not counting the two months of denial wink I would guess right around 60 hours give or take an hour or two laugh And I don't even want to think about next year eek

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

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/24/04 01:41 PM

Syd, at the rate that GB is growing, next year maybe you'd better set aside 60 hours for denial and two months for the poem... lol
Posted by: Rayy

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/24/04 08:34 PM

Syd, Syd, Syd , Syd , Syd..... You Are Amazing. I again feel so honored to be a part of this unbelieveable poem. Thank you!!!
Love and Merry Christmas,
Rayy

Merry Christmas to Boomers Everywhere!!!!
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/25/04 05:06 AM

WOW!! Syd that was a work of ART! How special you make all of us feel! You are right Gameboomers are a Family of sorts that help each other out no matter what! Merry Christmas to all and may the spirit of Christmas be with you all, all the year through! happydance bravo <img border="0" alt="[holidays]" title="" src="graemlins/holidays.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[santa]" title="" src="graemlins/santa.gif" />
Posted by: gamenut

Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2004 - 12/26/04 04:52 PM

Thanks Syd....i laughed and cried...great poem and just so darn nice you thought of the gamers!