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Old 12-23-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default "Santa's Annual Trip, Reprised.....

T'was the night before Christmas, and out in the shed,
The '47 Fatfender was covered, from his toes to his head.
And I had just sampled hot chocolate, you know why,
Hoping that Ol' Santa soon would come by.

Flathead caretakers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While Shelby race cars danced in their heads.
I and my Loved One, forever to keep,
Had both snuggled up for.....a long winters sleep!

When out on the street there came such a roar,
I sprang from my bed to see what was in store!
I flew to the window and opened the blind,
No knowing at all, what I would find!

The moon on the pavement shown like daylight below,
As wonder and amazement made my eyes grow.
For down on the street, approaching the stoop,
Came a jolly old man in a '32 three-window coupe!

This little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
Faster than a flathead powered rail, with engines he came
And he honked and he flashed and called them by name!

Come small blocks, come big blocks, come flatheads
With Hollys and Carters, both singles and duelies,
To the top of the tach, redline one and all,
Now rev'm up, rev'm up, we gotta haul!

Like a tank full of nitro will make a car fly,
When the blower is set up too high.
So up the driveway that smokin' 32 flew,
Loaded with parts and accessories too!

Candy red paint on the tin, such sparkle, such shine,
The lines smooth as silk, the leather so fine.
The wheels so wide, the tires so fat,
And "run-flat" design with no chance of a flat!

The tips of the pipes were shiny and clean,
The windows were smoked, the glass such a sheen.
With features and options and power galore,
And zero-to-sixty in just one-point-four!

And then from the drive, the sound of a cough,
Like that from a blower when the ignitions turned off.
He then set the brakes and twice flashed his lights,
Just as he does all Christmas Eve nights!

He was dressed in red leather, with fur up above,
A new Shelby printed on his right driving glove.
Parts and accessories slung on his back,
A multitude more in the coupe in a sack.

He looked like Ol' Carol, a jolly old man,
With hair white as snow, a Miami tan;
Such gleam in his eye, such spring in his walk,
As quick as a cheetah, with eyes like a hawk.

He spoke not a word, but sent straight to work,
Opened the garage, with one quick easy jerk.
He left us new wheels, the ones that won't hinder,
And a NOS supercharger to speed up Ol' Fatfender.

He sprang to his Coupe, threw his sack in the rear,
Brought up the revs, and dropped it in gear.
And I heard him call out, as he peeled out of sight,
To all you Flatheaders, "Drive Safely!" "Good Night!!"

Margretha and I wish to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Most Merry CHRISTmas and a Blessed New Year!
Regardless of the ups and downs of 2020, God is still on His Throne, America will be OK - and we shall ALL continue to be richly blessed!
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:21 PM   #2
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Amen, thanks for the poem. We have much to be thankful for.
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the poem Marcus, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Margretha and everyone here on the Ford Barn.
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:54 PM   #4
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Check behind yer garage Marcus, Santa has left you a companion for your avatar...https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291868
Merry Christmas to you and yours! Bill.
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Old 12-23-2020, 05:29 PM   #5
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A M E N Marcus ! Blessed indeed. "Every good gift comes from above"...to me, that includes our Old Fords.
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Old 12-23-2020, 07:06 PM   #6
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Bill - believe me, I looked long and hard at that "Jailbar" ....... Just can't bring myself to initiate another total restoration, especially with all the Mustangs I have cluttering up the garages. All that said......Grin!!
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