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12-24-2012, 11:24 AM
The Empty stocking, my xmas gift to all of you!!

last night I watched a 1947 movie with my parents, yes it was in black and white, and for those that are old enough was the Bishop's wife with Cary Grant and David Niven
I had never seen it before, but have to admit I love it as much as the "it's a wonderful life" and "miracle on 34th street" movies

at the end of the movie there is the short story of an empty stocking and I want to share it with all of you, my Forum Family
let us remember the importance of this date


“Tonight I want to tell you the story of the empty stocking.
Once upon a time on midnight clear there was a Child's cry,
a blazing star hung over a stable and
wise men came with birthday gifts.
We haven't forgotten that night down through the centuries,
We celebrate it with stars hung on the Christmas tree
and the cry of bells and gifts.
Especially with gifts.
We buy them and wrap them and put them under the tree.
You give a tie; I give you a book,
Cousin Martha always wanted an orange squeezer
and Uncle Harry could use a new pipe.
Oh we forget no one, adult or child.
All the stockings are full - all, that is, but one.*
We have even forgotten to hang it up.
A stocking for the Christ child born in the manger.*
It's his birthday we're celebrating - let's not forget that.
Let's ask ourselves what He would wish for most,
then let each of us put in our share:*
Loving Kindness, Warm Hearts, a Forgiving Spirit,
a Generous Life - all shining gifts which make up
God's Peace On Earth."*

I wish you ALL from the bottom of my heart a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS in the company of family and friends, share the story if you with, but most important cherish every moment with your loved ones
God bless!!!


From Spectra and family to ALL my forum's Family

12-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Thanks Spectra,Merry Christmas & i wish you all the best!

King Gabriel388
12-24-2012, 02:02 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family, Spectra. Cheers. Thanks for the story.

12-26-2012, 06:35 AM
Hope everyone had a merry christmas and wishing all a happy new year