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Little Red Sled
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Friday, December 10, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Ahhh things were so simple then...

Please, look back with me for a moment if you can

Back to the days of my youth and my fondest memories

Christmas back then was always a magical time

Things were slower and there were a lot more trees


I remember the vacant lot behind our house

Toboggans, sleds, or just a cardboard box would do

Zipping down the hill with the snow falling

Praying that Santa would bring us a sled brand new


Snot frozen sleeves from always runny noses

Mother’s home-made mittens stretched out of shape

Old coverall snow pants patched and worn so thin

It didn’t matter when we made our magic escape


Cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, even soldiers too

I’ll be the good guy, you be the bad guy

It was long before the age of computer

Yet we always seemed to make time fly


The day was never long enough, or we so far away that…

We could hear our mothers calling from our backdoor

Come home now kids, suppers getting cold

We’d all race for the comfort of home made food for sure


Dump wet clothes in the porch that Mom would hang to dry

Grab a place around the table joking, laughing, cheeks of red

Afterwards in front of tree decorated more with love then money

We’d wear out the Sears and Roebuck before we went to bed


Christmas morn would find nine kids with that single magic toy

Perhaps a truck, a dolly for sis or that shiny new red sled

Oranges, tangerines and hard candy filled our stockings hung

Ah, those were the days of Christmas, which still linger in my head.




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Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/11/2004
Reminds me of Winter trips to my grandparent's cabin. Nicely done.
Reviewed by jude forese 12/10/2004
the christmas of childhood memories never falters ...

wonderful poem ...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/10/2004
AH ! Those truly were the days my friend! why did they come to an end? Thank You so Very Much for these Wonderful memories that I too treasure and miss so very much! You wrote them so perfectly. Gonna be a smiling day now. Thanks. : )
Heaven's Love
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/10/2004
For me it was iceskates and the ice rink my father made, hot chocolate from my mother, ah the simple things :-) Wonderful write thanks for jogging my memory.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/10/2004
I certainly remember this spirit, Felix, but since I grew up in Southern California, there was never any snow, so no sled. I recall all the rest, though. The fruit and candy in my stocking was always such a treat. The gifts under the tree really didn't matter all that much, they could have been anything, it was that they were for "US" that made them so special. You rattled so many memories with this. Thank you!
Take care,
Reviewed by karen beecher (Reader) 12/10/2004
Little red sled!! Ours was not red anymore too worn, but had the same effect. And Christmas morning only one gift which was appreciated more because of the large families we shared with. Ah yes, those were the good old days. Brought back so many memories. Karen
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 12/10/2004
Felix, These are the fondest of fond memories...We always remember the things we enjoyed most about childhood..and I thank you for sharing yours.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/10/2004
Those moments were filled with magic in your heart, and it still do. Good write Felix!

Sandie May Angel :o)

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