Daily Archives: December 25, 2010

Always Be Thankful… slide show

HAVE A MERRY AND WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS – 2010

AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  – 2011

And always be thankful for what you have and what you have achieved in life.  … you are more fortunate than many others in this world….

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HOW I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IN GUYANA

Received from one of our readers…. maybe you can add your comments as to how you remembered Christmas in years past…

HOW I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IN GUYANA

I remember Christmas was

The season when Santa came

But somehow today it’s different

The spirit is not the same

 

As soon as school was closed

There was excitement in the air

You heard the carols playing

And knew the time was near

 

The streets were getting busy

With people shopping around

And masquerades were flouncing

All about the town

 

You sensed that festive thrill

With your home in disarray

Being cleaned from top to bottom

To sparkle on Christmas day

 

I loved those special smells

Of new linoleum on the floor

And fresh paint and varnish

And new curtains from the store

 

You felt the Christmas weather

And somehow you could tell

When those dull and drizzly days

Gave off that Christmas smell

 

But you would only know for sure

That Christmas was almost there

When the garlic pork was made

And the sorrel and ginger beer

 

And the house was full of flavours

When mom began to bake

That juicy clove spiced ham

And lots of good black cake

 

And finally on Christmas Eve

When the Christmas tree was light

Our home transformed itself

Into such a magical sight

 

With small change in my pocket

And my cap guns in my hand

I strolled along Camp Street

Eating nuts and apples and

 

“Carbon tins” are firing

And guns are popping loud

And last minute shoppers

Are hustling among the crowd

 

Carol singers are singing

And people are having fun

And I am sad but tired

When the night is almost done

 

But the greatest thrill of all

That final mystical event

When I hung my pillow case

And off to sleep I went

 

And early on Christmas morning

The first thing I rushed to see

Were all those wonderful toys

That Santa had brought for me

 

Then pepper pot and pickled onions

Walnuts and Quality Street

With that sumptuous Christmas dinner

We all sat down to eat

 

I always remember Christmas day

How special it was for me

My world was filled with joy

And peace and harmony

 

I know these special memories

Will remain for some years yet

That’s how I remember Christmas

And I just cannot forget.