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  • mistermuse 1:00 am on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Villia, Violetta, Virginia, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus   

    TO V OR NOT TO V…. 

    To V or not to V….  Verily, I wouldst
    say, That is the question; methinks I shouldst
    look for those old V gals wherever I couldst.

    From what I’ve heard, there were at least three….
    including one who’s as inViolate as she can be.
    Now I remember “My Song” — will she hear me?

    This time of year, many newspapers reprint an editorial which appeared in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897 — an editorial which famously responded “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” to a letter written to the paper by eight year old Virginia O’Hanlon. Today I would further respond to Virginia that not only is there a Santa Claus, but Santa assures me that, just as in those indelible childhood days, he is coming back to wherever is home on the night before Christmas — and this time he hopes to stay, if only in spirit:

    As for #3: They say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. Far be it from me to say any such things.

    None-the-less, and in any case, it’s over.

     
    • arekhill1 1:06 am on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

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    • Don Frankel 10:13 am on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, look what I found and unlike my last discovery this is actually a good one with the Mills Brothers no less.

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      • mistermuse 11:13 am on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Great find, Don. I looked through each of my 17 Mills Brothers LP albums and don’t see this song on any of them. I also have many more of their 78s in my collection, but don’t recall this song there either, though I do have a vague recollection of hearing it years ago.

        Well done (by The Mills Bros. AND you)!

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  • mistermuse 12:56 pm on November 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chia Pet, Christmas gift giving, , , , , , When you gotta go, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus   

    CHRISTMAS CAVEAT – GIFT ME NOT 

    When I posted THE TIES THAT BIND (Nov. 11), I thought it was a caveat emptor which put cravats behind me once and for all. But that was before my wife and other hangers-on started asking what I want for Christmas in the form of a wish list, which is of minor import compared to the things I DON’T want for Christmas — ties, of course, being #1 on that list.

    The thing is, why should I strain my brain trying to think of what I want for Christmas when I have no idea what I want for Christmas….well, except for God to let me know if He really exists, because if He doesn’t, it’s high time the name of the holiday be changed to SANTA CLAUS DAY (inasmuch as everyone in Virginia and elsewhere knows YES, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS).

    So I’m going to do the next best thing (actually, the best thing): compile a DO NOT WANT FOR CHRISTMAS list — a list of gifts it would make me most happy NOT to receive. Anything I get that isn’t on this list, I’ll do my best to appreciate (provided it doesn’t explode in my face or need to be fed):

    1. A tie (already covered, but bears repeating)

    2. Fruit cake (surprise, surprise)

    3. An old-fashioned clock (it’s ticky)

    4. Taco Bell gift card (it’s tacky)

    5. A “WHO YOU CALLING AN OLD FART?” T-shirt (it’s ticky-tacky)

    6. A twelve-pack of tubeless t.p. (see my Sept. 9 post “WHEN YOU GOTTA GO….”)

    7. A lifetime pass to anything (at my age?)

    8. Belly button brush (not needed – I keep my belly button covered with Scotch tape)

    9. Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet (Sp-Sp-Sp-Spare me)

    10. _________ (to be filled in the day after Christmas/Santa Claus Day)

     

     
    • scifihammy 12:31 am on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      ha ha I like number 10 best 🙂

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    • Don Frankel 9:27 am on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck.

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    • mistermuse 9:54 am on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’m re-considering #5 – a “WHO YOU CALLING AN OLD FART?” T-shirt might be good to wear when in-laws visit. It lets them know I’m hip to what they’re calling me behind my back.

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    • arekhill1 10:37 am on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Sr. Muse, you know one of my habits is theological nitpicking, so may I remind you that in order to celebrate Christmas with the proper religious ardor, you not only have to believe in a God but also in a Jesus? As for even thinking about Christmas before Thanksgiving, my personal faith forbids it.

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    • mistermuse 2:24 pm on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I was so brainwashed by my former Catholic faith that even now, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are inseparable, like three Persons in one God, the Three Musketeers in one novelist, the Three Stooges in one lunatic, the Three Amigos (Ricardo, Sir Don and mistermuse) in one blogospirit, etc.
      I’m with you on the Christmas before Thanksgiving thing, but obviously my wife isn’t, or she wouldn’t have asked for my Christmas wish list a week ago. I don’t ask for her wish list. I’ll wait until Christmas eve, go to Home Depot and buy her a nice snowblower – with luck, they’ll have enough of a selection left that I can get one in her favorite color.

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