Happy Christmas from Happy Dance

Twas the night before Christmas and all ’round the boat,
Blue-footed boobies were diving and bat rays were afloat.
The whales were all singing their songs in the bay,
And the dolphins were leaping as they went on their way.

The barnacles were scraped off the bottom with care,
In hopes that we wouldn’t have to send up a flare.
We’d battened the hatches and the dinghy was on deck,
The mast light was on and the anchor was set.

But our stockings were stored in a shed far away,
And Santa won’t deliver to a boat in the bay.
But still we will celebrate this season of joy,
With great food and great friends and maybe some new toys.

For Sue wants to paddle on a board while she stands,
To race with the turtles, and yell, life is grand!
Marty is snoring all snuggled in his bed,
With visions of a remote control gyro copter (with video capability from Bloomingdales for $99.95) crammed in his head.

We’ll enjoy a peaceful Christmas on a perfect sunny day,
While our thoughts are with loved ones who are so far away.
We’ll toast to our blessings and share our good cheer,
And we wish you much happiness in the coming new year!!

13 thoughts on “Happy Christmas from Happy Dance

  1. Hi Guys! We are still in Atlanta. We should be returning to San Carlos late Jan or Feb. Having Christmas with both daughters and all granddaughters here. Safe sailing! Rick and Patty

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  2. Marty, I could almost see you as you were writing the very clever poem. I enjoyed each line describing your life at sea. Thank you for the poem. Merry Christmas to you both even tho you do not have your Christmas socks. By the way, my back surgery is scheduled for .jan 28th. Think positive thoughts.

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  3. Great prose!! Can’t even imagine how serene your life is away from the Christmas chaos. You sure paint a good picture with words.
    Enjoy your holidays in paradise. I’m up in Torrance at the beach with my mom this week.
    Merry Christmas from America ❤️

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    • Hi Corinne! Thanks for the note. We send you big wishes for a Feliz Navidad! Have fun on the beach – it’s good to start a new year with sand between your toes!!
      Love Sue and Marty

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  4. Bravo! Well done.
    Knocks Marty and Scooter’s John Wayne version off the top of the charts. Now figure out a way to set it to video and there will be no question that you are at the top of the heap.

    Merry Christmas to both of you!

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    • Hi Cindy! Nice to know we’re leading the pack..ha! We’ll work up a Happy Dance number to the poem for next year..haha…Love ya and Feliz Navidad to you all…

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    • Hi Lynda and Laurie!! Fun to hear from you and we’ll definitely try to connect while you’re here. We’ll be in La Cruz for a week or so after New Years… Have an awesome Christmas!! Sue and Marty

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