Twas the night before Christmas '13

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all across the web,

Not a blogger was blogging, not even Sardi cuddling with Jen,

The postings were posted on the Rain with care,

In hope that they soon would be featured there;

The readers were off line all snug in their beds,

With visions of bonus points dancing in their heads;

Brenda in her t-shirt and I in my jockeys,

Had just settled down for a long winters nap,

When out in the hall, down in the den, there arose such a clatter.

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter,

Away to Windows I flew like a flash,

Clicked open stand-by and fired up the monitor,

There the screen as it struggled to glow,

Gave luster of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick,

More rapid than DSL this IM image came,

From the speakers on the shelf,

He whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Billy! Now Bertha! Now Sally and Melissa!

On George! On Steve! On Roberts and Gary!

To the top of the message! To the top of the monitor!

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

There on the screen in very bold type, was a message, not tripe.

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

Bill and Brenda

My apologias to Clement Clark Moore (1779-1863),

I don’t have any friends named Dasher or Dancer, Comet or Cupid, Doner or Blitzen.

 

 

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William J Archambault Jr

The Real Estate Investment Institute

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From my past: GRI 1975, FLI 1974, Catalyst from a client 1974 an agent that makes things happen, REII, The Real Estate Investment Institute 1995.

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George Souto
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Bill now that is what I call a special ActiveRain Christmas Poem.  May you and Brenda have a very special MERRY CHRISTMAS tomorrow :) :) :)

Dec 24, 2013 06:55 AM #1
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This is a huge wow. This is by far the best I read on AR re Christmas. I am sure Sardi is flattered :)

At one point I thought the apologies would go to Edgar Allan Poe, but I was wrong.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 07:24 AM #2
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Thank you George!

Merry Christmas!

Bill

 

Dec 24, 2013 07:56 AM #3
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jon,

Last night upon the midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious blog of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my keyboard.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my keyboard produceing-
Only this, and nothing more.'

Marry Christmas!

Bill

I though about the pit and the political pendulum, but it will wait.

Dec 24, 2013 08:14 AM #4
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Brenda Archambault
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Merry Christmas all

Dec 24, 2013 09:37 AM #5
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Great poem Bill, very creative!

Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

Dec 24, 2013 10:12 AM #6
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Thanks Bob!

May you and your's have a great Christmas too.

Bill

Dec 24, 2013 10:15 AM #7
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William Feela
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Merry Christmas Bill.

May you have a prosperous and healthy new year.

Dec 24, 2013 11:22 AM #8
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Thanks william!

All our best.

Bill

Dec 24, 2013 12:13 PM #9
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Bill - now this is unmistakently Edgar Allan Poe, thank you.

Dec 24, 2013 12:55 PM #10
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LOL, you had a good time with that I hope.

 

Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2013 09:32 AM #11
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Marry Christmas, Than!

Bill

Dec 25, 2013 10:48 AM #12
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Merry Christmas.  You put a lot of thought into that poem.  Funny!!

Dec 26, 2013 08:24 AM #13
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Marry Christmas Rob!

Glade you liked it.

Bill

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Rest still, Uncle Bill.  Sardi loves ya.

May 28, 2014 12:54 AM #15
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Jennifer Monroe
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Goodbye for awhile Uncle Bill. We will always love you and we miss you already :( 

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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Rest in peace. God bless your family in this time of loss. You will be missed!

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What a special talented man we lost. Hoping for only good memories for the family you leave behind.

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