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  My Christmas Card
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, December 23, 2004
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-->“I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 
With every Christmas card I write; 
May your days be merry and bright 
And may all your Christmases be white.” 


                                       Irving Berlin                            

                                       White Christmas




This year I really wanted to send

A personalized Christmas greeting

Never once even considering

All the problems I’d be meeting


It took me forever and a day

To find just the right rooftop

In the very heart of the big city

Located atop an old print shop


The photo backdrop was perfect

The frozen city looked great

Now to arrange the photo shoot

I just could not wait


But my pets were not too enthused

They didn’t like their costumes

They were cold and miserable

And hated the nasty rooftop fumes


They get kind of cranky

On every photo shoot

And most of them usually

Give me a hard time to boot


It took me forever

To get this one shot

And my many pets

Happy were not


None of them were injured

Whatsoever in any way

But since I slipped on the ice

I will never forget that day


As we finally headed back home

My pets were glad to be through

And I could see they were grinning

Since off that icy rooftop I flew


I only sprained my ankle

My injury was not that bad

I could tell that my photo subjects

Were just a wee bit glad


I think for next year’s card

I will simply photograph a tree

It will be a lot less hazardous

Especially – for me


Happy Holidays, Everyone,

And May All Your Christmases,

Be Merry and Bright!




Clockwise From Bottom Left in the Photo:  Jessie, Buddy, Chica Blanca, and Turbo.


The rest of my pets, unfortunately, refused to get out of the truck.



My lovely spouse, knowing what I was up to, wouldn’t even

Get in the truck – when the critters and I left home at dawn.

Double Bummer!


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/27/2004
(((ed and jessie, buddy, chica blanca, and turbo)))

merry Christmas--awwwwwwwwwwww this is precious

sorry i'm late in responding--didn't have access to a p.c. 'til today

a beautiful card

and sorry you busted your yo-yo, ed, slipping on that ice

be careful and may 2005 be y'all's best year EVER

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 12/25/2004
What a sweet card and write, Ed.
White Christmas - still my favourite Christmas song.....
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 12/24/2004
Awwwwwww! what a lovely card. I like the end results. Sorry for the trouble it took for us, but worth it. I'm delighted.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 12/24/2004
Of course, there's that ever-popular method of buying a box of cards, signing "Love, Little Eddie and the gang", stamping them, and leaning out just far enough to stuff them in the mailbox for the postal carrier.

But, then again, why do things the easy way! hahahahaha.... my best to your brilliant wife and your put-upon pets. Happy Holidays to you, too, Mr. K! katy xox.
Reviewed by jude forese 12/23/2004
a warm message in a cold holiday season ...
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 12/23/2004 was well worth it, Ed..the card is beautiful...the 'subjects' are adorable...hope you heal fast.

Happy Holidays to you and a wonderful New Year!

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 12/23/2004
Your a brave man ED, uptop the roof in the freezing cccccold, doin yerself an injury to boot....Ingrates! :)

Yes perhaps the tree idea is good, just check it for squirrels first though.

Loved it
Happy Christmas ED
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 12/23/2004
This brought such a warmth to my heart and a smile to my face, Ed.
Reviewed by George Jackson 12/23/2004
Ed, this is just fantastic, the stories you tell, and the way you tell them. A real talent, and a nice sense of humor.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 12/23/2004
"my face is frozen" Lol...Great Card...Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Reviewed by Sue Hess 12/23/2004
how cute. merry Christmas to you also
Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/23/2004
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/23/2004
Merry Christmas to you and aaaaaall your little ones!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/23/2004
Ed I wish I could bottle how good you make me feel when I read your poems!;-) Thank you. May you and Rebecca and all your marvelous pets have a joyous holiday that carries into the new year with every good blessing! love, eileen
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 12/23/2004
Well I have one that will go absolutely anywhere as long as he gets to ride. One doggie perhaps because of the way she was found when she was a puppy hates a car. But the others well they like riding too. Only thing is I have trouble getting back in the car. Merry Christmas Ed to all your pets.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/23/2004
Rebecca should put up some of that mistletoe to ward off evil while you are out...maybe since you getting older and weaker it will work now...Hope big mac, er, uh chica blanca and turbo and the rest have a great Christmas, and you too, I guess...Peace, ED & Rufuz
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 12/23/2004
May Peace and Joy be with you and yours!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 12/23/2004
Merry Christmas, Ed! I like that art!

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 12/23/2004
LOL Merry Christmas Ed! I'd of been one of those pets that wouldn't have gotten out of the truck!
Ofcourse I'm not likely to have a white Christmas here in my part of Texas...but it snowed yesterday, and that makes it an 'almost'.
Hope your Christmas is filled with an abundance of family and friends.

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