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Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

When I was a child, I remember hearing – and singing – “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Wikipedia explained that the song was written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner. “He had asked his second grade class what they wanted for Christmas, and noticed that almost all of the students had at least one front tooth missing as they answered in a lisp. Gardner wrote the song in 30 minutes” ( I’m guessing that not one of those students actually wished for their front teeth.

Thinking along those lines, I asked friends and family, “Please fill in the blank: All I want for Christmas is                         .” Their responses are listed below:

-To relax and rest for a couple of days.

-For my family to be healthy and have a close relationship with Jesus.

-My two front teeth.

-Safe travels to and from Pennsylvania.

-A new tractor.

-Peace and prosperity, a daily prayer.

-Peace of mind.

-For our families to get together and share happiness, laughter and love.

-Peace of mind.

-To relax and be with family.

-For time to slow down.

-Peace. Understanding. Empathy. Compassion.

-Calm, peace and the quiet sound of happiness.

-To be with my family.

-Time to enjoy it.

-(1) Return of King Jesus – King of Kings, Lord of Lords. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV). (2) My wife’s grief for her brother to be eased. (3) Safe, healthy family – no sickness, troubles, cancer, etc. (4) Help for those in need.

-Health for my family.


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