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Deck the halls and stairs with holly, A Christmas Message to Our Readership! Itâ€™s time to decorate! by Bettye DeKeyzer Hang wreaths on all the doors, Latonya and Alice plan Christmas dinner And a big red bow on the gate. Trim the tree and hide the toys Thatâ€™s the signal to Council staff, To orchestrate Christmas festivity Presents to buy, wrap and deliver Shopping, wrapping, cooking, All to please little girls and boys and all the exhausting activity. Lisa and Barbara made lots of lists, Keith and Larryâ€™s lists for presents All well-planned and complete Then tossed then away All the store shelves were empty, They discovered it takes a wise magician Thank heaven for Amazon and eBay! To make the outgo and the income meet Linda and Sandra do the Christmas shopping, For all the members of their family Russell and Charles had wreaths to hang After all 100 gifts are wrapped, And to set up the Christmas tree Christmas for them is fait accompli When tree lights are turned on Donna and Lois have searched the catalogs, We all become children suddenly And shops on every street and boulevard They wonder what would happen, James and Jerrell help with decorations If they gave everyone a Christmas card Soon everyone begins to smile June and Mayme like to plan perfect gifts The wonderful feeling of Christmas For all their relatives A to Z Makes all the work involved worth while They say after weeks of shopping â€œThe only thing thatâ€™s finished is meâ€. Christmas means a happy time For both Henry James and Henry Brown Page 1| Rapides News A tree with presents and smiling faces Relatives young and old gathered around Continued on page 3 RAPIDES NEWS A publication by Rapides Council On Aging. 204 Chester Street, Alexandria, LA 71301. Executive Director and Editor, Bettye DeKeyzer For advertising information call: 318-455-7985 The editorial content and views expressed in the Rapides News Magazine does not constitute endorsement by Rapides Council On Aging, Inc. Cover Image: We Wish You A Merry Christmas!