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> The winner of our 2nd annual MMHC is..., CONGRATS Cathy!
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post Dec 19 05, 11:42
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The Winner of our Second annual Mosaic Musings Holiday Classic has been chosen!  holly.gif  dove.gif  blueorn.gif

Here is what the Sollars family would like to say (and I must say, what an original way to say this):

A direct quote as follows from Butch aka Charon.....


Once again all the entries were wonderful, it seemed a cowboy theme thundered through a few of them, which we enjoyed, especially living out here in the nation’s mid-section.

The first one eliminated was A Red-Neck Christmas.  Having lived in the South, Tennessee and Mississippi, I could identify with the chitin’s, chicken, biscuits and gravy.  However the rest of family just couldn’t understand why anyone would eat a cute little squirrel, let alone a nasty ole possum.

A Promise Kept was the next one eliminated, after lengthy discussion.  It was decided the wagon just had too big a load to pull, what with the child and the promises.  As some promises are just too big to bear – at times.

The next to be eliminated was perfectly named as Tis the Season and therefore a joyous occasion.  We were looking for fun and frolic-y this year, and this one was rich with homage.  My personal favorite, but alas I am only one vote.

Woe is me, was The Lament of Mrs. Claus.  She gave us chuckles and made us smile, pity the poor woman she finished in third.

The next two were tossed back and forth, the Mrs. having lived in the Lone Star state for a short time took a shining to the Texas Christmas Tree.  

And my kids tell me that I am guilty of being too melancholy when I Cherish the Old-Fashioned Christmas.  We talked and debated, and talked some more, and decided the winner was with us all the time.  

For even the smallest and youngest of us, just as well as one and all, we do - Cherish the Old-Fashioned Christmas - and wish for more.

Thank you to all the writers and poets who submitted their entries.  Once again they have brightened our days and have given us a bit of a chuckle.  xmas.gif


We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season Greetings, and a Happy New Year.

The Sollars Family


CONGRATULATIONS to Cathy Bollhoefer aka Cathy for winning our second MMHC! May your holidays be memorable...   Reindeer.gif  Snowflake.gif

~Cleo  xmaswindow.gif  xmas.gif


CONGRATS TO CATHY for her winning entry, "Cherish The Old-Fashioned Christmas" in our second annual Mosaic Musings Holiday Classic!  cheer.gif



Cherish The Old-Fashioned Christmas

As silver bells jingle, Ole Kris Kringle
regales his tales of Christmas past;
when townsfolk gathered to intermingle
with heartfelt spirit unsurpassed.

His task was easy; door-to-door by joe,
but ease of passage did not last.
The King stumbled on toy, stubbed his big toe,
thereon, Kris was labeled Outcast.

The first year Kris tried to chim-chiminey,
still bright eager flames danced below;
he scurried back up with clinging debris,
his rear-end a pulsating glow.

Out on the rooftop he wriggled and slid,
plopped his fanny into the snow;
he'd loosened a shingle which caused his skid,
spewed words that were NOT - Ho! Ho! Ho!

His dear pal Rudolph had to help; alas,
poor ol' Kris loudly moaned and groaned,
he carefully stood there clinging to ass -
urance that he wasn't de-throned.

Now over the years some things have improved,
flame-proof suits leave him worry-free ...
but best ... online shopping, credit approved,
and delivery - COD.

Cathy Bollhoefer
copyright Oct2005




WELL DONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!  holly.gif  dove.gif  blueorn.gif


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post Dec 19 05, 14:11
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Congratulations from Peterpan presently on the South Coast of Natal in South Africa on holiday having a hot, beachy Christmas holiday!

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post Dec 19 05, 14:26
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Congrats on your holiday winner, Cathy!

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post Dec 19 05, 14:38
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Congratulations Cathy. A wonderful entry and a well deserved win !
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post Dec 19 05, 14:39
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Cathy,
Congratulations. Your winning entry is extremely well-written and it captures the sentiment of the holiday season.
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post Dec 19 05, 21:24
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Congrats Cathy!  I'm so happy for you.  Sorry I didn't get here sooner.  Sadly, I've been extremely ill but trying my best to stay out of the hopsital.  Have teh merriest Christmas EVER!

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post Dec 19 05, 23:19
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Oh my gosh!  I can't believe it!!

I did it ... I did it ... I did it!

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post Dec 20 05, 00:35
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Congratulations Cathy

I'm very pleased you won.  A well deserved choice.  Hope it brightens up your Christmas.

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post Dec 20 05, 07:59
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Hi,

Firstly, congrats to everyone who took part - well done.

Secondly, double congrats to cathy for taking part AND winning - very well done.

You can't believe it, Cathy? Well I can :)

Merry Crimble!

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post Dec 20 05, 09:46
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Thanks Nina!

You are the one person who would understand how much this means to me right now ...  *smiles*

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post Dec 20 05, 09:48
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Hi James,

Firstly, congrats to everyone who took part - well done.

I would like to add my congrats to everyone as well.  They were all wonderful entries!

Secondly, double congrats to cathy for taking part AND winning - very well done.

Thank you James!

You can't believe it, Cathy? Well I can :)

I thank you for that too! *smiles*

Merry Crimble!

And Merry Christmas to you!

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post Dec 21 05, 12:26
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Cathy,

Congratulations on your win.


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post Dec 21 05, 16:09
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Well Done, Cathy - just saw this and read your entry, made me chuckle fo' sho ... bet ya walkin' on air  ballet.gif

Merry Christmas one and all, or whatever celebrations you be celebratin now then


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post Dec 21 05, 17:25
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Thank you Aggiel and circumsolar!  I appreciate the thoughts. rose.gif  dove.gif  rose.gif
 
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post Dec 21 05, 18:07
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Congratulations Cathy!

It is a wonderful poem and so absolutely well written... Most deserving piece of poetry.

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post Dec 21 05, 20:39
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post Dec 23 05, 22:13
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Congratulations, Cathy, on your wonderful piece !!  Snowflake.gif  xmas.gif
Very well deserved, and you've also brightened my own Christmas with your poem...  :)

And congrats to all the other finalists, everybody has been especially inspired this year with their Christmas poetry   sun.gif  Wizard.gif

Hey Beth, take care of yourself, and I hope you're able to enjoy the festivities in spite of the health problem. A special hug to you...  cheer.gif

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AT MM !!!
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CONGRATULATIONS CATHY cheer.gif


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Well penned and humorous verse.





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