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Old 12-24-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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A Holiday Visitation - Airstream Style

Carefully crafted between cups of eggnog um.. coffee.


'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Camp,
Not a creature was stirring, no light in the lamps.
The stockings were hung by the gaucho with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Flamingoes were covered and out for the night,
With visions of party lights twinkling bright.
And mamma in her flannel and I in my fleece,
Had just settled our brains for some warm, winter peace.

When out on the porch there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my down to see what was the matter.
Away through the screen door I stumbled, still yawning,
Tore open the rock guards and pulled in the awning.

The moon on the tips of the freshly mown grass,
Shimmered and sparkled as if lit by gas.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a bright shiny Airstream named after a deer.

With a quick talking gent, and long black pipe stem,
I knew in a moment it was Wally Byam.
As silent as whispers he came through the night,
Then he chortled and mumbled and then spoke, outright.

"Now Bubble! Now Wee Wind! Now Pacer and Clipper!
On Sovereign! On Zephyr! On Cruisette and Liner!
To the front of the dump line, let’s prepare for the haul,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dull tin that before the buffing wheel flies,
When it meets with the compound, it shines in the sky.
The skin of my trailer, he revitalized,
He polished and buffed, then he Walbernized.

Then in a twinkling, I heard on the lawn,
The jingling of keys and a soft stifled yawn.
As I lit up the stove and was turning around,
In the front door Wally came with a bound.

He was clothed in overalls worn for the shine,
And his clothes were all covered in polish and grime.
A bundle of tools he set down real slow,
As he said he was tired and asked for some Joe.

His eyes - how they twinkled, his tan was intense,
His cheeks were smudged, his hair was a mess!
His hands were all gnarled from years of hard work,
And his chin was clean shaven below all that dirt.

The tip of his pipe was cocked to the right,
And he bent over to light it on the hot pilot light.
He had a kind face and a small little belly,
He professed to have gotten from pastries in Dehli.

He was kindly and quick, a jovial sort,
And I laughed when I saw he had red boxer shorts!
A wink of his eye, as he opened his sack,
Soon gave me to know he was sharp as a tack.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to work,
And filled up my larders, then turned with a jerk.
And crinkling up his smudge covered nose
And giving a nod, the front door he did close!

He sprang to his rig, pulled up the front jack,
And away he flew, from my now, shiny shack.
But I heard him exclaim as he pulled out of my site,
"Happy Christmas to all, in an Airstream tonight!"

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Old 12-24-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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My, my...

Very well crafted I will say.
And a stocking full of karma
is on its way!


Merry Christmas,
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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Ditto

Like they said...WELL Crafted and a nice smile-generator for all us AS-ers.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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Isn't this neat. As I was reading it I was singing the tune in my head. Thank you so much for sharing this. And Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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Very, very, nice. That one should live in Airstream lore for many Christmas's to come. Dust it off every Christmas and recite it around every dinette and front gaucho' in every Airstream that is still being used at this time of year.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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All rhymed up and no where to go....

With Janet's permission we can add more. Rhyme away!


Reflections in Christmas and other things polished and bright.

There is such joy this time of year,
much to be said for lights, gifts & Yuletide cheer.

Seems the best this time of year has to offer
is often overlooked while depleting your coffer.

Our holiday wish is that you take time to measure,
try to find grace in the things that you treasure.

Be patience with us that are so young and so old,
life begins and ends like a day in fold.

and with luck maybe we’ll find
that the small stuff really doesn’t matter.

I know you are growing weary and piney
for a mention of something with wheels and all shiny.

Another wish is in order to ensure forum inclusion
What would a poem be, sans streaming elocution?

Keep the meaning of this season close to your heart
and your faithful carriage will do more than its part.

Family and friends, soul mates and pets can all
feel secure in their wheeled nomadic retreat.
You would be hard pressed to find a more revered avenue or street.

Yes, some are more shiny and polished than others
but that doesn’t matter;
all are the same in the eyes of their brothers.


Merry Christmas,

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Old 12-24-2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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Good job - nice one! Add 'em if you've got 'em.

I'm fairly certian that I'm not the only one with eggnog for inspiration!
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I have been out there fighting what seems the whole human race.
My only wish is more money, and to get out of this place.
I want to go back to my trailer, for some peace and some quiet.
This traffic is so crazy, I would have more fun at a riot.
Now I have these stupid tiny reindeer, kicking up their heels on my roof untill I can't even hear,
and there is this silly little guy with a dirty fat face knocking soot down my chimney and all over the place.
The neighbors have lit up the whole neighborhood, for the sake of law enforcement it's all for the good.
I am glad to have brought to you this message of good cheer.
Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #9
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We broke out the eggnog today and it reminded me of this thread.

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Greetings Janet!

I don't know how I have missed this thread over seven years, but am so happy to see it this year -- what a creative story!

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