Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 8, 1972 · Page 13
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December 8, 1972

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 13

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(Failure to comply may void all coupons submitted for redemption.) Redemptions not honored through brok- Clip the coupon and join the conversation | 1*950- 73 2<KOFF on any size jar ers or other outside agencies. Coupons are nontransferable and void if use is prohibited, taxed, restricted, or license is required. Customer must pay ony sales tax. Cosh redemption value 1 20c?. For redemption, present to our salesman or mail to: The Nestle Company, Inc., P.O. Box 1500, Elm City, N.C. 27822. Offer good only in U.S.A. Offer expires May 31, 1973. J ing comments about the Christmas season. But three little fellows didn't quite have the spirit last year when it came to the subject of mistletoe, e.g.: "Mistletoe means watch out for slobry girls." "A good thing to remember about standing under mistletoe is don't." "The most dangerous thing about Christmas is standing under the kisseltoe." In his world of uncertainty, once a child learns a fact for certain he hangs on to it tenaciously. Here's what I mean: "Another name for Christmas is Xmas but I think I will just stick with the first name and learn it good." Everyone has heard the story of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" but here are some "facts" about that masterpiece that I never suspected: "There is no such thing as a humbug but it is old and grouchy when there is." "Tiny Tim grew up to be sort of a singer." "If I should say A Christmas Carol, what I mean would depend on whether I said it in English or music." There are times when even the truth sounds unbelievable to a child's ear. When a lad reads something he doesn't even believe himself, he has to be especially adamant when he writes about it in a report to his teacher: "At one time there was not even any Christmas at all. No there wasn't! I can show where it says!" Sometimes they don't know and they know they don't know— but that doesn't keep their answers from being charming: QUESTION: Who were the Druids and where did they live? ANSWER: I don't remember, but whoever they are and where- ever they live I wish them a merry Christmas. When youngsters don't know the answer, they can always do what their parents once did—try to slide by on a guess or two: "10 Xmases equal 1 Christmas." "The lyrics of White Christmas are what Irving Berlin wrote as well as the words." Then I don't suppose I'll ever forget this remark by a brown- eyed lass: "When I learned we were going to see a movie about Christmas customs in England, I told my feet to quiet down but they felt too Saturday to listen." Four very young poets had these charming observations about Christmas trees: "A star is for living in heaven when it is not for wearing in a Christmas tree's hair." "Needles are found in both pin cushions and Christmas trees." "Pine trees give us Christmas and turpentine." "Pine trees are not the only Christmas trees. Christmas grows on many kinds of trees." Here's a remark as captivating as childhood itself: "I was thinking all pine trees were small enough to take into the house and put Christmas decorations on. When I learned different, all the thoughts I was going to say went in a swallow down my throat." You're probably familiar with the way very young children can inadvertently twist the words of songs into entirely different sentiments. Christmas carols are no exception. Being responsible for the preparation of a Christmas program, I tried to teach "Silent Night" to a group of first graders. The first time through, it sounded as though the entire class had changed "Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child" to "Onion version. Mother and Child." They concluded their "onion version" of "Silent Night" with these lyrics: "Sleep in half and in peace . . . Sleep in half and in peace." A demure little moppet told me her favorite carol was "Old Cumalye, Faithful." Who was Old Cumalye? Jesus' dog, of course.

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