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BLUERIDGE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Robert Hewett Sr.

Updated on December 18, 2011
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Robert Hewett Srt AKA Cottonwood


BLUE RIDGE CHRISTMAS MAGIC

The little town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Was dark with no music or colored fountains..

The Mayor had issued a notice to all

No city Christmas lights will be installed.

Our budget is too small; no extra money at all.

We are sorry this has to be, but our hands are tied.

We looked in all our accounts, but no money was set aside.

There were children and they were sad

Not a bright smile in town could be had.

Christmas was a time they all cherished

With Christmas Carols and food to nourish,

Sleigh rides, Jingle Bells and music playing,

A time of year when people met saying

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you

As they walked around the town they knew.

The Christmas Spirit had seemed to fly away

To some other town, or gone astray,

But then a letter to the Mayor was posted

From a farmer who said Christmas must be hosted.

He sent $100 for the Christmas lights,

And said he would furnish a hayride that night.

Others came forward with money gifts large and small

The little town would be lighted after all.

Gala events were planned on a lark,

A Christmas tree was placed in City Park.

Carolers came from all around

To celebrate Christmas with this little town.

Joining hands and singing out loud,

It was a joyous Christmas and all were proud

To call this little town their family home

To which they return no matter how far they roam.

Robert Hewett Sr.


(Author’s Note: Based on a true personal story)

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Bobbi for your very nice comment. I will be over to read for you. Merry Christmas Season to you and yours. Robert

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      The spirit of Christmas should be with us all year---and that would be a wonderful life. I know the spirit of a small town and the love and joy everyone has in sharing their kindness and love at this time of year.

      Thanks,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      I love your story! Growing up in small towns was my life story..adventure and fun around every corner! Thanks again for finding and enjoying my parents love story

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Morning Robert- Couldn't seem to sleep in, although I tried and so I was especially pleased to find your lovely poem. All the better since it is based on a real event. So nice when a family, community, or town pulls together for a larger purpose. It gives me hope.

      Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Ann for your wonderful comment. Growing up on a farm never did harm to anyone. Robert

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Ann for your wonderful comment. Growing up on a farm never did harm to anyone. Robert

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      I knew there was an honesty in your face that I liked. It comes from the farm life. My dad was a strawberry farmer. I was brought up with hard working people. Honesty was written all over their faces.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thanks Ann, that "farmer" was me; however, I just managed this large farm located near this little town. It was a great feeling to see the response and this little town all lit up with carolers and more. Robert

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Hooray for the farmer, who came through for his small town. His generosity inspired others to give, and that's a great Christmas message.

      Beautiful!

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Lee and a very Merry Christms to you and your family. That Grandbaby must be growing quite a bit, maybe you could post her on Facebook, or maybe we should do a hub about a Grandma's first Grandbaby in Australia, but the feelings are felt worldwide. Robert

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      Leokadia Durmaj 6 years ago

      A beautiful Christmas story to warm the heart of any reader for Christmas is all about faith, hope and love and you have captured it so well in your lovely story Robert, always a pleasure to stop by and find a little miracle among the poems in your repertoire. Merry Christmas, Lee

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Aslaught for reading my Blue Ridge poem. I will be over to read for you. Robert

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      aslaught 6 years ago from Alabama

      I love the Blue Ridge area and have visited many times. This is a great poem. Thanks for posting it!

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