Economy’s good and this is the day

A time when commercials attempt to sway,

Inviting us to come their way.

“We offer the best,” we hear them say.

“With little work and lots of play.”

Your mind calls out for common sense

As you spend all your dollars and even your cents.

Now you’re broke so what do you do?

Take the card that Visa sent you.

Well, let us go, just bring it on

We have to rush, before stuff’s gone.

I’ll grab my Visa and my Master Card

Let me get the piggy bank; I’ll try hard

To leave it so it’s only slightly marred.

Now we cannot be denied

We’re better than Santa,  we’ll hurt his pride.

But we’ll hit the shops, far and wide

Can’t buy everything but we’ll sure try.

We forget last year, and how much we cried.










About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Faye says:

    Oh the stuff and nonsense that goes on at this time of year. Your post expresses it brilliantly. Thank you. I’d personally like to see Santa sent back to ‘wherever’ he came from with all this commercialism and Christmas be returned to what it used to be when even the ‘poorest’ in the land knew it was a birthday for a long-ago baby born in poverty. (How many today even KNOW WHO this Child is and why and for what purpose He lives today!.).

    • oneta hayes says:

      I went out today with my G-Grands. One had seven dollars; the other had about seventeen. It was enjoyable to watch them pick out things for their families. One got a set of three bubble bottles for a dollar; she said she could separate them and give to three siblings. Cute. I wish the love they were demonstrating could go with the presents. It was sweet and I am thankful for their giving spirits. There is a lot of good with the hype. I do hate to see January’s budget go to Christmas, however. It does seem that Jesus is shorted but he might not be mentioned at all if not for Christmas.

  2. grAnnie Roo says:

    It took one hard year to teach me to live within my means. Stuff rarely brings peace and joy. Our challenge is to guide our young around materialism and lead them toward the comfort and joy Jesus brings. To lead them we must find the way. Stirring work, Oneta. Well done.

    • oneta hayes says:

      It is true that the “materialism” is not that great, and it does cost a lot. I do know, however, that there is more to Christmas. Some of the “more” I hope to mull over and present before Christmas. Thanks, dear, for your comment.

  3. calmkate says:

    ouch in similar vein to mine about the over commercialisation of what should be a very spiritual celebration!

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