Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 21, 1960 · Page 18
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 18

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 21, 1960
Page 18
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; I TWAS THE NIGHT *5:aa.*>i»!>!>l*»!**>!>i **»**>'*»>**» , » , * , "** , *** , " , ** M "'** ,, * W 'j( BEFORE CHRISTMAS 'Twas the Night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. And Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap I * I Our thanks and best wishes for a !Happy holiday to all of you whom it has been our great privilege and pleasure to know and to serve. * * * J H I FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. I HARLAN REINHARDT, Prop. | i Postville, Iowa 5 I i . • a- • I 1 John L Gregg & Son Lumber Co. | s s "The Place to Buy when you want to Build" § Postville, Iowa g K K • * * HOME OIL COMPANY — AND — HUEBNER'S RADIO AND TV Postville, Iowa May your Christmas stocking overflow with all the gifts your heart desires. JARMS SAND AND GRAVEL Postville, Iowa POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, December 21, I960 Had just settled down for a long winter's nap. When out on our lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave a luster of mid-dny to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, With a little old driver so lively and quick, knew in a moment it must be Saint Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came. And he whistled and shouted and called them by name: "Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall! Now, dash away! Dash away! Dash away, all!" As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So up to the house top the coursers they flew With a sleigh full of toys and Saint Nicholas, too. And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot. And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes—how they twinkled! His dimples—how merry! 1 His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow. And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth. And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a round little belly That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right joly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word but went straight to his work. And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying a finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like down of a thistle. I heard him exclaim ere he But - . , L drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to All and to all a Goodnight!" SCHUTTA'S SHOE STORE r SHOE REPAIRING Postville, Iowa Lawson Equipment FORD TRACTORS and IMPLEMENTS East on Hiway 18 and 52 • aV Aviv mm ? s6 Ss In the best tradition ol the season and in its warmest spirit, we extend to you and yours sincere wishej for a Yuletide aglow with good cheer, • «• • MEYER'S HATCHERY! AND We wish you joy at Christmas. May its true deep meaning light your way to peace and contentment. With faith as your guide, with love in your heart may you be richly blessed throughout the coming year. MEYER'S Phone 86 4-3213 Postvil^ A Moto: CHEVROLET - OLDSMOBILE — BUICK Postville, Iowa CASTEN SERVICE STATlO»| STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS J. 0. CASTEN, Prop. Postville, Iowa

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