The Walrus Says
Gloria Conley of Elizabeth City, N.C., mailed in nine of the 10 correct names and lyrics of the "Christmas Song First Lines" poser in last week's column.
1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - (O come, O come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel)
2. The First Noel - (The first Noel the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay)
3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - (We wish you a Merry Christmas; we wish you a Merry Christmas)
4. The Twelve Days of Christmas - On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a partridge in a pear tree)
5. The Christmas Song - (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose)
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - (I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night)
7. White Christmas - (I'm dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know)
8. Silver Bells - (City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style)
9. Jingle Bells - (Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh)
10. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - (Hark! the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King)
Gloria missed number one and unfortunatley loses out on a supreme quahaug pizza.
HO! HO! HO!
Congratulations to our Newport readers who contributed to the big win by newcomer Steve Coaty over long-time state pol Bud Cicilline for a vacant seat in the House of Representatives. It may be a sign that voters are finally becoming more aware, and tiring of, what has been going on upstate.
Does anyone know where the Premack family is? Paul Croce of Middletown is a committee member of a Providence high school class 50th year reunion. He writes, "I am aware the Premacks lived in Jamestown up to the 1970s, when they apparently sold their Jamestown property. The owners were the parents of a daughter and a son, and I'm aware the daughter has passed away. I am trying to locate the son. If anyone has any information that can help, please contact me at either 401-848-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your assistance is appreciated.
We were amazed at the news story in last Friday's ProJo about the driver who allegedly hit a man shoveling snow with her car.
"I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight in an everlasting kiss."
Dr. Joshua Hatch of the Jamestown Animal Clinic says to check your pet carefully after he's been out in the snow and ice.
"The ice and snow that accumulate this winter can be troublesome for us and also for our pets. Many dogs with long fur on their feet and toes can get snow and ice trapped against their skin and cause irritation and frostbite. If your pet has long fur, consider trimming back that hair before the winter sets in. Also, check your pet's feet and dry them off and clean between their toes every time they come in from the winter wonderland. "Normal de-icing salts are very irritating to pets' feet as well as dangerous if ingested. Consider getting "pet safe" ice melting salt this year for your walkways, driveways, and steps to avoid any irritation to their skin.
"Finally, if your pet does have very sensitive feet (or really, really likes running around in the snow) you may want to buy some protective doggie-booties for them to keep all that snow off their feet and allow them to play to their heart's content."
"To err is human, to forgive canine" -anonymous ARF!!
Barbara-Ann MacIntosh is in with the lyrics from our poser of two-weeks ago.
"If this isn't love the whole world is crazy,
If this isn't love I'm daft as a daisy,
With moons all around and cows jumping over,
(I think there's another line here but I can't remember it)
And I'll eat my hat if this isn't love."
Thanks Barbara-Ann, that's two more lines than I remember.
Congratulations to Clay Caswell, who on Dec. 20 won his first wrestling match against Narragansett High School.
In a change of pace from the bells of the yuletide season the Friends of the Jamestown Library will present the Shoreline Ringers and their repertoire of more secular music. The group is not associated with any church congregation and was formed in 2006 in Connecticut as a community handbell choir.
The Ringers will perform at the library Sunday, Jan. 6, from 3 to 4 p.m.
The group highlights a variety of techniques and rhythms in its ringing and promises fun for all. It strives to educate audiences in the beauty of handbells as it performs a wide variety of challenging music.
The event is free and open to the public.
Another moment of mirth from Beth:
"Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.
The small boy wrote, "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means? she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. "It means carrying a child."
A Happy and Healthy New Year to all!!
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