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  Memories On St. Nick's Day
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
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“Always remember, Edju,

Swiety Mikolaj loves animals, too.”

 

My Polish Grandmother

 

 

Pulling out our Christmas decorations

I soon came across an old wooden statue

An old gift, given to me by my grandmother

And some marvelous memories came into view

 

As a young child, I always loved the Holidays

My Grandma celebrated ‘Swiety Mikolaj’ Day

This was her Polish name for good old St. Nick

And, she always celebrated his Feast Day, today

 

I was probably only about five-years old when she told me

That good old St. Nickolas loved both youngsters and animals

And she gave me an old wooden statue of St. Nick from Poland

Today, this statue is my most cherished Christmas decoration of all

 

I’ve realized my ardent love of animals and nature came from her

She absolutely adored birds, and dogs, and cats, and wild animals

She deeply respected and loved each and every god-given creature

And, because of her, today, of all God’s Creation, I am still, in awe

 

Just yesterday morning, as I took an early walk in the chilly woods

I paused in a clearing observing some deer, as did my loyal old dogs

I could now almost picture good old Swiety Mikolaj, just ahead of us

Lovingly feeding them, and talking to them, perched on an old oak log

 

Suddenly, besides the truly captivating bird song in the pine-scented air

I could hear my dear old grandmother whispering to a boy she called Edju

“I am giving you this statue of Swiety Mikolaj, and I want you to remember,

That for always, and always, and always, he’ll love children and animals, too.”

 

Pulling out our Christmas decorations,

I soon came across an old wooden statue;

An old gift, given to me by my grandmother,

And some marvelous memories came into view.

 

 

 

©St. Nick’s Day 2011, Mr. Ed

 

 
   


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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 12/8/2011
Lovely are Your memories to cherish evermore!
*Mr.Ed* Thanks for sharing!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/7/2011
You have brought magic to my day, Ed! This is splendid!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Richard King 12/7/2011
Ed, happy ‘Swiety Mikolaj’ Day to you and yours. Dick

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 12/7/2011
It is so wnderful to see how an item you have been by a loving grandma triggers such a sweet memmory of your childhood. If only i were as lucky as you to claim possession of an item dating back to the era of my loving parents or grandparents! I sswear this statue is a historical connection to your roots and a genetic trace of where your love for nature and animals have originagted from. Thanks.
Abdi-Noor
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/7/2011
Wonderful, warm memories you have, Ed! Thanks for sharing...Happy Holidays!

Anna
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/6/2011
Nice to have memories, bro'...especially good ones like these...e
Reviewed by Laura Fall 12/6/2011
Truly wonderfully written poetry and love the photo Laura
Reviewed by jude forese 12/6/2011
enjoyed the tome and imagery of your christmas memories ...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/6/2011
St. Nick's feast day.....Polish.....Um, polish sausage...Um...Yes! Yes! I'm having a reindeer sausage pizza tonight!!!! It's called "The Rudolph." I know, lumps of coal for my stocking. cuz p
Reviewed by Joy Hale 12/6/2011
What precious memories you have been given by your Polish grandmother. She taught you well and her spirit lives on in you today as you care for the animals that God loves. A beautiful story.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/6/2011
..simply beautiful, brings back the polish dances I used to go to when I visited my Grandma as a young one in Sobieski :)
Reviewed by larry linville 12/6/2011
Thanks for sharing these memories.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/6/2011
Vrolijk Kerstfeest!

enjoyed the read

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