12.27.2008

Twelve Days of Christmas


It's jes' a shock to go out on the days after Christmas to see that the mailman cometh. Life moves right on out to the malls an' the dry cleaners an' the grocery store.

"Howdy. Miz Belle. Ya'll have a fine Christmas?" the postman ast me.

" Yessir, we had a glorious time! Still havin' it, in fact."

"Yeah, I seen that, but...Look up yonder way, Belle, yore neighbors done put they tree on the curb fer the trash men. Christmas is over an' life's gone back to normal. You folks is laggin', seein' ya still ain't taken down that nativity scene up thar' on yore lawn."

"Marvin, we ain't laggers, but the rest of ya'll is afflicted wif' premature ejection.
"Mam?"

"I say, ya'll is jumpin' the gun. Premature ejection of Christmas. It's only Three French Hens today. Doan be takin' down Christmas afore the Twelve Days of Christmas is over. What? Ya think cause the stores have Valentine's stuff up now that Christmas is over? It ain't over. We leave the nativity up till the Epiphany--on the twelfth day."

Marvin, shoved some more catalogs in the mail box an' snickered like ya' does wif' a dimwitted chile.

"Aw, now, Miz Belle, them twelve days is afore Christmas, it means the twelve days left before ya git that shoppin' all wrapped up. "


"Sir To. Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?"
Marvin cocked his haid. "Huh?"

I smiled back at him wif' that gotch'a grin, "The Twelfth Night. Act II, Scene III"

He looked down as the floor of his postman buggy. " Well, I'll be seein' ya Mizzus."



Ya'll reckon it's exchanges like this that start rumors about batty ole ladies?

27 comments:

SophieMae said...

Reckon I's a little batty myownself, Aint B. I just can't hardly imagine throwin' out the tree already. I was born & raised right outside Tarpon Springs and Epiphany has always been one of my very favourite parts of the Christmas season. In fact, dsuller and I will be exhanging our gifts on that day. 8-]

Floridacracker said...

Yes, that will probably start some kind of rumor.
We take our time takin' it down too.

foam said...

nah .. the day or weekend after the epiphany is when it all comes down ..

Boxer said...

noooo, it stays up until the Football Bowls are over. Duh.

:-)

Aunty Belle said...

Heh! I KNOWED y'all was a good group of folks. Of course ya do it right--Epiphany is a lovely part of Christmas...the Magi is like all us'uns, ain' they? I mean, we seen signs of wonder in this world, so we come to check out the big news in Bethlehem, find that King of Kings....well, I ain't gonna preach at ya.

Sophie Mae? Is ya part or whole Greek lassie? I used to beg mah papa to take me to Tarpon Springs when I'se a wee one.

FC! Reckon them rumors woan hurt mah blogger reputation will it?

Foamy lady!! Did ya have snow up thar? The fullness of Christmas --thas' what so many miss when they go to kickin' the Christmas out the door too soon. It jes' riles me--I admit that.

Boxer Babe, yeah, DUH! Who would do such a thang as rip it all down afore it's really over? Well, sad to say, some of mah neighbors is jes' that barbaric. I doan know what they watch while they take it down unless they wait fer the bowl games...hee heeeeee.

SophieMae said...

Just a smidgeon of Greek by association. 8-} I'm a full-fledged Sponger, though, and jump at every opportunity to go back to Tarpon.

foam said...

nah .. no snow ..
it warmed up too much.
a few miles west and further up the mountain they had a bit though.

Gnomeself Be True said...

I won't go up the ladder until the homeowner's association makes me...next weekend I think.

fishy said...

Hey Belle! I jes knew you were a true Christmas keeper! We are back at the Pond from our traveling Christmas and it were a joy to come home to see the Pond decked and the Christmas tree a making the entire place smell joyful! We will stay decked til Epiphany and on that day we will go to an Epiphany Party down to the rectory and we will all come bringing gifts for the babies-to-be for the moms-to-be down at the crisis pregnancy home.

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