Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas The Night Before GeneaChristmas

Another tradition! A version of "Twas The Night Before" has been posted on footnoteMaven every year since December 24, 2007. The only changes have been to include advances in technology and now, social media. So as you wait for Santa, please enjoy!

Twas the night before GeneaChristmas and from coast to coast,
every GeneaBlogger had penned their last post.

Had told Christmas stories both merry and bright
while blog caroling old favorites on YouTube all night.

There’d been last minute Tweets, facebooking and song.
We’d shared Christmas memories, all played along.

Nothing’s left for us now but to track Old St. Nick;
New Jersey, Missouri, Seattle, he’s quick.

Before this night’s over his reindeer’ll alight
on the roof tops of GeneaBloggers to right

The wrongs of the census, transcription, and fire;
to give each of us our one true heart’s desire.

Please, one missing ancestor, one smashed brick wall,
then dash away, dash away, dash away all.

I’ve not been naughty, I've tried hard to be nice.
Collecting old photos my one proven vice.

Reward me dear Santa I’ll promise you this;
the year 2012 will be one not to miss!

And I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight.

Merry Christmas To All and To All A Good Night!


Blogger J. Paul Hawthorne said...

Very inventive Mrs. M. (Mrs. GeneaClaus)

December 24, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you! Yes, today Mrs. GeneaClaus.

December 24, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Well done fM! Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Kathy Reed said...

I love it! Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

And a Very Merry Christmas to those who have stopped by to visit the footnoteMaven this Holiday Season!

May next year find us healthy and happy.


December 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

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