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The true meaning of Christmas

SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,373 Admiral
Merry Christmas to all!!!                                                                                                                                                

Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

II Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 10,566 Moderator
    Christmas with Louise

    This is an article submitted to a 1999 Louisville Sentinel contest 
    To find out who had the wildest Christmas dinner. This won first place.


    Christmas with Louise

    As a joke, my brother used to hang a pair of panty hose over his
    Fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them.

     What they say about Santa checking the list twice must be true 
     because Every Christmas morning, although Jay's kids' stockings were
    overflowed, his poor pantyhose hung sadly empty.

     One year I decided to make his dream come true. I put on 
    sunglasses and went in search of an inflatable love doll. They don't sell 
    those things at Walmart.  I had to go to an adult bookstore downtown. If you've never been  
    in an X-rated store, don't go. You'll only confuse yourself. I was there an hour saying things like, 
    "What does this do?" "You're  kidding me!" and "Who would buy that?"

    Finally, I made it to the inflatable doll section. I wanted to buy 
     a standard, uncomplicated doll that could also substitute as a 
    passenger in my truck so I could use the car pool lane during rush hour.  Finding what I 
    wanted was difficult. Love dolls come in many 
     different models.

    The top of the line, according to the side of the box, could do 
     things I'd only seen in a book on animal husbandry. I settled for "Lovable   Louise." 
    She was at the bottom of the price scale. To call Louise a "doll" took a huge leap of imagination.
    On Christmas Eve, with the help of an old bicycle pump, Louise 
     came to life.  My sister-in-law was in on the plan and let me in 
    during the wee morning hours, long after Santa had come and gone,  I filled the 
    dangling pantyhose with Louise's pliant legs and bottom. I also ate some cookies and 
    drank what remained of a glass of milk on a nearby  tray. I went home, and giggled for a 
    couple of hours.
     The next morning my brother called to say that Santa had been to  his house and left a 
    present that had made him VERY happy but had left the dog confused. She would bark, 
    start to walk away, then come back and bark some more.

    We all agreed that Louise should remain in her panty hose so the  rest of the family could 
    admire her when they came over for the traditional Christmas dinner.

     My grandmother noticed Louise the moment she walked in the door.  "What the hell is that?" she asked. 
    My brother quickly explained, "It's a doll."

    "Who would play with something like that?" Granny snapped. I had several candidates in mind,
     but kept my mouth shut.
     "Where are her clothes?" Granny continued.
    "Boy, that turkey sure smells nice, Gran," Jay said, trying to  steer her into the dining room.

    But Granny was relentless. "Why doesn't she have any teeth?" 
    Again, I could have answered, but why would I? It was Christmas  and no one wanted to ride 
    in the back of the ambulance saying,  "Hang on, Granny!  Hang on!"

    My grandfather, a delightful old man with poor eyesight, sidled up to me and said, "Hey, who's 
    the naked gal by the fireplace?"

     I told him she was Jay's friend. A few minutes later I noticed 
    Grandpa by the mantel, talking to Louise. Not just talking, but
    actually flirting.  It was then that we realized this might be Grandpa's last Christmas at home.

    The dinner went well. We made the usual small talk about who had  died, who was dying, and who 
    should be killed, when suddenly  Louise made a noise that sounded a lot like my father in the
     bathroom in the  morning. Then she lurched from the panty hose, flew around the  room twice, and 
    fell in a heap in front of the sofa.

    The cat screamed. I passed cranberry sauce through my nose, and Grandpa ran across the room, 
    fell to his knees, and began
    administering  mouth to mouth resuscitation. My brother fell back over his chair and wet his pants 
    and Granny threw down her napkin, stomped out of the room,  and sat in the car.
     
     It was indeed a Christmas to treasure and remember. Later in my  brother's garage, we conducted 
    a thorough examination to decide  the cause of Louise's collapse.  We discovered that Louise had 
     suffered from a hot ember to the back of her right thigh. Fortunately, thanks to a  wonder drug called 
    duct tape, we restored her to perfect health.

    Louise went on to star in several bachelor party movies.  I think Grandpa still calls her whenever he 
    can get out of the house.


    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 10,566 Moderator
    Happy New year Panhandle

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,373 Admiral
    Happy New Year to you as well!

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



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