the history of German Pioneers in Silicon Valley, USA.
Last year he wanted building blocks,
and picture books and toys, and saddle horse that gayly rocks, and games for little boys,
But now he is big and all that stuff his whim no longer suits.
He tells us that he is old enough to ask for rubber boots.
Last year whatever Santa brought
delighted him to own;
he never gave his wants a thought,
nor made his wishes known.
But now he says he wants a train, a train with a caboose.
Besides he still demands a pair of big, black rubber boots.
The baby that we used to know has somehow slipped away.
And when and where he changed to go not one of us can say.
But there is a helter-skelter lad that to me nightly scoots,
and boldly demands that Santa bring him a pair of rubber boots.
I'll bet old Santa Claus will sigh when down the chimney he comes,
and seek the babe that used to lie and suck his little thumbs,
and finds within that little bed a grown up boy who hoots
at building blocks, and wants instead a pair of rubber boots.
English Christmas Poems, Songs and Stories
from an old book I found at a rummage sale.
Six Engl. Christmas Songs, sing along
Angels, we have heard on high
More English Christmas Sing along
Christmas Prayer & Gospel
Three Wise Men Journeyed
Away in a Manger, English and German
A Christmas Wish
An Oldfashioned Home
A Letter to Santa
Pa did it
The Shadowtown Ferry
A Beautiful Gift
Symbols of Christmas
Christmas 50 Years ago
When its just 2 weeks to Christmas
The Toys of Yesterday
The ring of skates
Christmas comes but once a year
Snowflakes are swirling