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  • An early Christmas present for you guys!

    I "revised" this poem a few years ago. Here it is again for you guys who haven't seen it!

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas - The Gearhead Version

    'Twas the night before Christmas, my battery was dead,
    My head gasket was blown, my tires had no tread.
    The car parts were placed on the workbench with care,
    In hopes the mechanic soon would be there.

    The transmission was leaking, the oil-dry I spread,
    While visions of dollar-signs danced in my head.
    While surveying the problems, I started to weep,
    Cause I knew in my heart it wouldn't be cheap.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I opened the garage door to see what was the matter.
    When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But the Snap-On man in a truck from Goodyear!

    With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick.
    With his band of mechanics, out of the truck they came,
    And he whistled and shouted, and called them by name.

    "Now, Bruce! Now Bob! Now, Phil and Fred,
    On, Perry! On, Peewee! On, Charles and Ted!
    Let's get to work quickly on this poor old wreck,
    Although getting it running may be too much to expect!

    The screwdrivers, they glistened! The wrenches they flew!
    I was anticipating a car that looked almost new!
    They put on new tires, they brought out some paint,
    At the sight of all this, I thought I would faint!

    When suddenly Santa said, "There's no hope for this thing!
    Let's get a car in here that has some real bling!"
    He opened the trailer, he backed the car out,
    And all the mechanics, they started to shout!

    I couldn't believe it, I haven't digested it yet!
    It was better than a mid-year Sting Ray Corvette!
    Down the driveway came the most beautiful sight,
    My ideal dream car, all shiny and bright!

    He laughed when he saw me, in spite of himself,
    Cause he was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf.
    He said, "She looks really good and she runs really great,
    Cause under the hood is a 350 V8!".

    I didn't know how to thank him, the mechanics they cheered,
    I wouldn't miss all the cruise-ins like I feared.
    I hugged him and kissed him, my heart all a-quiver,
    He said, "I must go, I have parts to deliver!"

    He sprang to his truck, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
    Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
    Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

  • #2
    AWESOME! ..you are a fine poet!

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    • #3
      Thanks, Bob!
      Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
      Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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      • #4
        Really good Terri.Merry Christmas to you as well.
        Keep smiling,makes them wonder whats on your mind.

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        • #5
          That's GREAT Terri! And see there - it rhymes!
          Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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          • #6
            I know how much you like things that rhyme, Peewee!
            Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
            Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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            • #7
              Pretty nifty Terri, Merry Christmas. Must have been an El Camino!
              Pt 2010, Long Haul 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17, 18, 19
              If you wait, all that happens is that you get older

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              • #8
                That was outstanding!!!!!!
                Long Haul Gang 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,19
                The older I get The Faster I was!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Big Dave View Post
                  That was outstanding!!!!!!
                  Terri's mighty clever that way. She hides it. She's got it but she hides it. Like she hides behind a microphone at GHI. Yeah, she's got it. She's loaded with talent. Much talent. Boatloads. And she's mighty fast too. The danged fastest car driving woman I've ever made friends with for sure.
                  Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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                  • #10
                    Bump - for anybody who hasn't seen it yet, go to the first post on this thread! Merry Christmas to you all!
                    Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
                    Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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                    • #11
                      Dang, hoped you had a new one!

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                      • #12
                        A Merry Christmas hug to you and a manly handshake to Vic. Hope Santa can find Fancy Gap and bring you all the good stuff.

                        Dan (& ME too but she's not in the room right now)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
                          Dang, hoped you had a new one!
                          Sorry, Bob! Will work on something for New Year's!!
                          Terri B. Long Hauler, Cars and Cones participant, Land Speed Racer
                          Want to know why I like wine? Have you ever thought about what fish do in water?!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by elcaminogirl59 View Post
                            Sorry, Bob! Will work on something for New Year's!!
                            . All good!

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                            • #15
                              Terri - How 'bout "Old Lasagne" or something like that?

                              Dan

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