Here Comes Santa Clause

Posted by: gymcandy1

Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/24/12 09:52 PM

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.

Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.


His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the little brother replied, "No, but Gramma is!"

In a small Southern town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered me. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.

At a "Quick Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You [blip] Yankees never do read the Bible!" I assured her that I did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my face she said
"See, it says right here, 'The three wise man came from afar.'"

A boy begs his father to get him a Christmas tree this year.
Each year, the boy asks and the father tells him, "I don't
want to pay for it."

But the son kept begging. Unable to bear his son's whining,
he picks up his axe one day and heads out of the house.
Thirty minutes later he returns with a great big Christmas tree. "How did you cut it down so fast?" his son asks.

"I didn't cut it down," the father replies.
"I got it at a tree lot."

"Then why did you bring an axe?"

"Because I didn't want to pay."

To All Employees
From Management
Subject Office conduct during the Christmas season

Effective immediately, employees should keep in mind the following guidelines in compliance with FROLIC (the Federal Revelry Office and Leisure Industry Council).

Running aluminum foil through the paper shredder to make tinsel is discouraged.

Playing Jingle Bells on the push-button phone is forbidden (it runs up an incredible long distance bill)

Work requests are not to be filed under "Bah humbug."

Company cars are not to be used to go over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house.

All fruitcake is to be eaten BEFORE July 25.

Egg nog will NOT be dispensed in vending machines.
In spite of all this, the staff is encouraged to have a Happy Holiday.

Good morning everyboomie.  santa

Happy Christmas. Woo Hoo! Can you believe it's here already?  santadance

I've been making a list
& checking it twice.
I've made up a menu that's really quite nice. 
It's for every Boomer around. thumbsup12

I've bacon & eggs
with pepper & spice,
blueberry pancakes
that are gonna entice
you to eat & then stick around.  wink12

There's sausage gravy cooking
and biscuits that we'll make
We've hashbrowns that will make you smile
with every bite you take.  bravo12

And then when you're done,
sit back & relax.
The coffee I've made
you'll love to the max. 
Christmas in GameBoomer town. christmas

Yee Haw!  happydance12

Who's hungry?.......besides me.  grin12

Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/24/12 11:36 PM

christmas to Boomers everywhere. santadance
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 12:14 AM

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!! May you all have a very Blessed day!!!

Joe thanks for opening and for the great laughs every morning!!!

I will be gone out of town for the day to be with friends and family!!

Prayers for the Band of Angels to be around all those that might be traveling for a safe travel!!

Posted by: anne2

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 01:16 AM

That breakfast sounds really good.

Happy Christmas Joe, all gameboomer staff and all boomers.


Need some more coffee
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 01:27 AM

Merry Christmas Joe, SpaceQ, Nan, Anne and all who follow.

It's a regular day here for me, Peter just left to head down to the city to spend Christmas with his dad, grandpa and family and Sam and Tim went home, so just hubby and the youngest left here. It was a wonderful Christmas Eve and I am also glad it's over for another year.

I got a gift card for a massages at Platinum Spa from hubby since I found my favorite masseuse there. I lost her about 18 months ago when she left my club and I ran into her at the grocery store. I was so excited to see her because she is the best anywhere! I can't wait to get a real massage again! Color me a very happy girl!

Nan, I am sending my guardian angel to watch over you on the road.

Have a blessed day! hearts
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 02:40 AM

Merry Christmas Morning Joe,Space,Ana,Nan,Anne and all who come by later santaNan safe travels for you today wink12Have a wonder full day everyone,no need for coffee Joe has a full menu this morning,I hope Santa was good to you all santadance christmas
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 03:07 AM

christmas and holidays to all my wonderful Boomer friends! Have a very special day!
Andrea wave12
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 05:10 AM

christmas Merry Christmas Joe, SpaceQ, Nan, Anne, Ana, Cailyn, luv2 and all who are celebrating this Christmas morning! christmas
Posted by: Gimli

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 07:12 AM

Good Christmas morning to you all my friends

Nan: shall the Band be around you on your way out of town!

I need a little prayer from you my friends: my Dad is in hospital again since Dec 23 and last night he had a pulmonary embolism and Doc called my Mum at 2.30 a.m. to ask whether she want "extension of life" activities for him. She said yes. I don't know what that means, at the age of 91. I keep in phone contact with her and maybe I have to drive back to Switzerland. So please, could you say a prayer for my Dad. Thank you very much!

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Posted by: connie

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 07:13 AM

christmas Good morning everyone. We will be opening presents shortly. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Christmas. Danish and Christmas Cookies in the NC to go with Joe's special breakfast. christmas
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 07:50 AM

Gimli sorry to hear this all my prayers going your way for your Dad and family hearts
Posted by: MaG

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 08:01 AM

christmas to one and all!

May you all have a wonderful season and a New Year that brings happiness and joy to you and yours.

Hugs and love,

Prayers for your dad, Evelyn.
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 08:40 AM

Joe, Nan, Anne, Ana, Sue, Andrea, Gerry, Evelyne, Connie, Sue, & MaG christmas
Posted by: flutist

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 09:24 AM

A very Blessed Christmas Day to all my good friends here at Gameboomers. May you all have peace and joy on this our Lords birthday.

This will be a quiet day for us. Susie may be over for a little while sometime today.

I have Pandora radio tuned in on my computer. Playing Classical Christmas music.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Bets wave12
Posted by: connie

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:11 AM

Evelyn, prayers for your dad and the family are on the way. Lots of Hugs too. kissy12 christmas and holidays everyone.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:21 AM

And a Merry Christmas good morning to everyone here! Sounds like a nice quiet day for many others besides us. We did our Christmas dinner with just hubby and me yesterday and some friends stopped by for a couple of hours last night. We will be having Christmas with our kids and grandkids on Friday because hubby's daughter will be here from the east coast. I will make the annual homemade Christmas pizza for them!

Gimli, I send good thoughts for your dad. My mom had a double pulmonary embolism 2 years ago at age 87 and she is doing fine. They are blood clots to the lungs and are very serious. It's hard to know what might happen, but I'm sure his doctors are taking good care of him.
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:36 AM

Merry Christmas everyone!! santadance

It's a very dark and rainy morning over here.

I guess it was too warm to give us a white Christmas. cry12

I'm fixing to get ready to get over to Mom's. I imagine they are waiting on me. presents12

I hope you all enjoy your Christmas. christmas

Evie hugs and prayers for your father. hearts

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:47 AM

Good morning boomies and christmas ! I tried to sleep in especially after getting to bed in the wee hours but Shadow is not feeling well for the second day now so I made some trips to let him him out to go potty and then finally gave up when he decided to be ill in my bedroom. A rude awakening to say the least. lol12

Evelyne, prayers to you, and your dad and mom. Peter had a pulmonary embolism last year, they are very scary to say the least.

Merry Christmas to all....Life is good.

Ana hearts
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:52 AM

Merry brrrr Christmas brrrrrr !!!! It was a -4F when me and Sassy ventured out for a very short walk. lol12

Evelyne prayers headed up for your father!! HUGS for you and your mom. I am sending the Band of Angels to be with him. My brother died from one.

Only stopped for a moment and now time to get ready to head out. May you all have a very Blessed Christmas!!

Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 11:48 AM

Prayers for you dad Evelyne.

So happy merry Christmas to everyone. Hope Santa (or someone else) got you just what you wanted. I do Christmas on Christmas Eve. Saves getting up early. Got a nice pair of heat in the microwave footies. Tried them out. You can't stand or walk in them without great bodily harm, but they sure keep the feet warm when you are watching TV.

Also got..tada..a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 tiny little camera. It's awesome! Does everything. Now I just have to watch the disc that came with it to figure out how to use it. Fun. It's going to replace my OLD Canon huge antique (3x zoom)hehehe. I never thought of getting a new modern updated do everything much better HD and all that camera with 10X zoom. Nope, but my friend (who always gives me electronics for Christmas) did. NICE. I'm thrilled. Took some pics last night and this morning after tons of button pushing, I managed to actually SEE them. I've gotta watch that disc! And this mega zoom function will allow me to spy on Sorta's Neighborhood even better. rotfl12
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 11:51 AM

Nan, that's just crazy cold! I bet Sassy didn't dawdle to get her business done. Have a fun day!

Sorta, I have a Lumix DMC-ZS8. It's my second Lumix and I love it. I take it everywhere with me. Have a great day!
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 12:20 PM

Merry Christmas everyone :)
Posted by: venus

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 01:30 PM

christmas Boomers!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 01:45 PM

christmas everyone! puppy
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 03:29 PM

Hello everybody. santa

I'm back from Mom's, it's 27 degrees and the rain has turned to snow. winter penguin

I had a nice morning, got some nice gifts, had a GREAT turkey dinner, and now I will try and enjoy an afternoon of gaming or something. bravo12

It rained over an inch before starting to snow, so I'm already looking forward to some new head hunting when it dries up. sherlock

I hope your day is special. christmas

Posted by: manxman

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 03:51 PM

christmas to everyone santadance
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 08:48 PM

Well a fun day was had by all, but it has taken it's toil. Time for a bath and bed.

Hope you all had a wonderful day! sleep12
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 09:52 PM

Good evening boomies...I am trying desperately to finish my project tonight and I falling asleep. lol12 I want the rest of the week off so I am working diligently.

Did we all have a wonderful Christmas?

Hubby and I hiked through the woods with the dogs and them we spent a very quiet day alone. Peter just came home from the city and is slugging with us now. Life is good...
Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:32 PM

Wishing all of you a very belated christmas!! It was a good one here. Just very busy and some traveling today...60+ mile trip in horrible weather. Al in all it was very good. So once again christmasto my Boomer family.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 10:57 PM

woot I finished 3 days ahead of schedule! That's a first. :lol: I am doing a very happy dance right now.

Lotus, I am glad to hear you traveled safely. hearts
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Here Comes Santa Clause - 12/25/12 11:42 PM

WooHoo Ana!! Congrats on finishing early!!!

The Band did it's job and we are all home safely!! Now it is time to relax and think about finding my pillow.

Night everybody sleep well and pleasant!!