Merry Christmas—Feliz Navidad

Marie and I lived in Mexico for about three years. One Christmas we saw this somewhere and copied it, added appropriate drawings, and sent it to some of our friends. Now I would like to share it with all you readers “out there”.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa,

Not a creature was stirring…Caramba!…Que Pasa?

The stockings were hung con mucho cuidado

In hopes that St. Nicolas will feel obligado

To leave a few cosas ahí and aqui

For chico and chica and maybe for me.

The niños were tucked all in their camas,

some in camisas, and some in pajamas.

Santa is down at the corner saloon

muy borracho, since mid afternoon.

And mama is sitting in the ventana,

polishing her rolling pin para mañana,

when Santa will appear in a manner extraño

lit up like the star on the mountain, cantando.

Mama will send him to bed with a right,

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!!”

casa…………………………..house

Caramba!………………… my goodness!

Que pasa………………….what happened?

Con mucho cuidado…,with much care

Obligado…………………..obligated

Cosas……………………….Things

Ahí and aqui…………… here and there

Chico and Chica……….A child (Masc. & Fem.)

Niños…………………………children

Camas……………………….beds

Camisas…………………….night shirts

muy borracho…………..very drunk

ventana…………………….window

para mañana…………….for tomorrow

extraño……………………..strange

cantando…………………..singing

Getting in all those foreign accent marks was a bit tricky. I had to get out Microsoft Word to do it. I love that program! Now I have to get better on this Windows Live Writer…just wish I could find a book on it. Oh Well…de nada.

George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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One comment on “Merry Christmas—Feliz Navidad
  1. Meg Swire says:

    George…..I love it!

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