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Pete K
12-21-2006, 09:16 AM
To all of we "whiners". We few , we happy, happy few....

cookiemom
12-21-2006, 10:43 AM
SPECIAL STARLIGHT

The Creator of night and of birth
was the Maker of the stars.

Shall we look up now at stars in Winter
And call them always sweeter friends
Because this story of a Mother and a Child
Never is told with the stars left out?

Is it a Holy Night now when a child issues
Out of the dark and the unknown
Into the starlight?

Down a Winter evening sky
when a woman hovers
between two great doorways,
between entry and exit,
between pain to be laughed at,
joy to be wept over –-
do the silver-white lines
then come from holy stars?
shall the Newcomer, the Newborn,
be given soft flannels,
swaddling–cloths called Holy?

Shall all wanderers over the earth, all homeless ones,
All against whom doors are shut and words spoken –
Shall these find the earth less strange tonight?
Shall they hear news, a whisper on the night wind?
“A Child is born.” “The meek shall inherit the earth.”

“And they crucified Him . . . they spat upon Him.
And He rose from the dead.”

Shall a quiet dome of stars high over
Make signs and a friendly language
Among all nations?

Shall they yet gather with no clenched fists at all,
And look into each other’s faces and see eye to eye,
And find ever new testaments of man as a sojourner
And a toiler and a brother of fresh understandings?

Shall there be now always
believers and more believers
of sunset and moonrise,
of moonset and dawn,
of wheeling numbers of stars,
and wheels within wheels?

Shall plain habitations off the well-known roads
Count now for a little more than they used to?

Shall plain ways and people held close to earth
Be reckoned among things to be written about?
Shall tumult, grandeur, fanfare, panoply, prepared loud noises
Stand equal to a quiet heart, thoughts, vast dreams
Of men conquering the earth by conquering themselves?
Is there time for ancient genius of man
To be set for comparison with the latest generations?
Is there a time for stripping to simple, childish questions?

On a Holy Night we may say:
The Creator of night and of birth
was the Maker of the stars.

- Carl Sandburg

hoosiersojer
12-21-2006, 05:07 PM
Amen!
beautiful...







-Kevin Waggoner
4th OVI,Co.B

Rob Weaver
12-24-2006, 05:55 PM
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

"God bless us, every one."

Trooper Graham
12-24-2006, 11:28 PM
Dismounted cavalry at their best. Merry Christmas...all you Rebs :p

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Ohioreb1861
12-24-2006, 11:56 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy new year, and if you get coal for Christmas, i'll take it:D i'm running low.

MStuart
12-25-2006, 12:01 AM
Good one!!

Mark

cookiemom
12-25-2006, 02:29 AM
Dismounted cavalry at their best. Merry Christmas...all you Rebs :p

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Is that really you in the t-shirt, Sam?

Trooper Graham
12-25-2006, 09:32 AM
Is that really you in the t-shirt, Sam?

No Ma, but my son is third from the right back row. I can't for the life of me know how that 'occifer' got into the picture. :p Merry Christmas Ma.;)

cookiemom
12-25-2006, 10:35 PM
No Ma, but my son is third from the right back row. I can't for the life of me know how that 'occifer' got into the picture. :p Merry Christmas Ma.;)
Merry Christmas, Sam. May your bacon be well-done, your hardtack weevil-free, and may all your brass stay shiny... ;)
Ma

Mojo1842
12-26-2006, 09:16 PM
Merry Christmas, Sam. May your bacon be well-done, your hardtack weevil-free, and may all your brass stay shiny... ;)
Ma
shiny without effort...and may your dessicated vegetables be without stems

Trooper Graham
12-26-2006, 10:38 PM
and may your dessicated vegetables be without stems



I would love to find some fart free beans...:rolleyes: Merry Christmas to you Scott.;) I hope Santa was good to you. I'm still trying to find the Sharps he left for me. :D