Friday, 21 December 2007

Have a kool yule

Was that first uttered by Skeeter (RIP James Kelmsley - Jack Wild last year and now Skeeter, lordamumsamercy me), the Fielders' Frrresh boy or the six white boomers?

Or was it the title of an Ol' 55 Christmas LP or the slogan for ice on sale at service stations? Did you know that petrol stations in Tasmania still have attendants to personally pump the tiger in your tank?! Well you do now.

Speaking of life as a 7 year old, here is a favourite Christmas carol from the time.

Christmas Day by John Wheeler and William G. James

The North-wind is tossing the leaves,
The red dust is over the town;
The sparrows are under the eaves
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing
To the Christ-Child, the Heavenly King

The tree-ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by:
The joy-bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing
to the Christ-Child, the Heavenly King

Now i must go and listen to "An Australian Christmas".

Tomorrow: do's and don't's for Christmas fare and flair.