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Old 12-25-2009, 03:23 AM
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Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hopefully everyone has a great day and gets to spend some time with their family; but please don't forget to take some time to pray for the troops serving overseas.



Also, this is an old home movie from when Mark and I were really young. It's Christmas morning and we were probably about 3 or 4 years old, so that would make this video from 1976 or 1977. There is no sound in the video, I'm not sure if there ever was; so there's nothing wrong with your speakers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcy1FGpYNbc

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:30 AM
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Merry Christmas to you Matt, you family and all forum members.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:34 AM
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Great Video ha ha .



Here is a Poem i found ill ad

A Soldiers Christmas Poem


TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:38 AM
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Not sure which one is wearing the boxing gloves, but i was laughing watching him punch the other and it had no effect , that little fella was unwrapping that present no matter what he got hit with lol.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:39 AM
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Not sure which one is wearing the boxing gloves, but i was laughing watching him punch the other and it had no effect , that little fella was unwrapping that present no matter what he got hit with lol.
I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:42 AM
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I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.
I think you are right.
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I still haven't been able to figure out for sure which one is Matt and which one is Mark. Right now, I'm thinking that Matt is wearing the blue pajamas and Mark is wearing the white ones, but I could be wrong.
That was me and Beckys guess as well.
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Loved it! I smiled and laughed all the way through that video!

Love how helpful big sis was!

And most of my family's holiday gatherings ended in a big boxing match too!

Merry Christmas!
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I think you are right.
You wouldn't happen to know for sure what year this was would you?
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You wouldn't happen to know for sure what year this was would you?
76 or 77 is a good guess.
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