Mare Smythii - Full Moon 64 - 12/30/01
Records for Christmas
People don't buy me Records for Christmas anymore. Used to be, when I was a kid, my uncles
would Gift me a Yes record or some CCR or something else incredibly cool for a twelve year old
in 1974. I've got a lot more records now and I guess my friends and relatives figure I've either
already got it or I decided that I didn't need it.
Back then I'd give people Lists around the holidays, letting them in on the things I was
wishing I was listening to. I told my Aunt Dottie one year I'd love the new Average White Band
record. You know, the one where "AWB" is cursived out with a women's bum for the "W"?. Well, I
got it, and she even made a little paper dress and taped it over the lady. Oh, that Dottie...
People don't buy me Records for Christmas anymore. If I see that shape under the tree in
wrapping you can be sure that it's a calendar and not the last Dolly Parton record.
Which I'd still love if you're not sleeping Santa.
Copyright © 2001 Alice Kenner