Warning: I was unable to stop myself from rhyming (or trying to anyway) in the writing of this post.
It's that time of year! And I must say, I am drawn to these kettles when they appear.
I go out of my way to drop my change into them. And let me be clear: I can not resist them.
But, it seems to me it has been more than a year, since these red kettles have been near.
Though today after swimming, I had errands galore,
the last of which was going to my Giant grocery store.
It was, indeed, a trip I abhor, one that involves buying dinners and more…
When what to my aging ears did I hear? The soft ringing sound of a bell that was quite near.
It took but a moment to see her, the dear,
a friendly face from the past, I was quickly filled with good cheer!
We exchanged happy greetings, and I gave a few bucks to the familiar Red Kettle
that with bell in her hand she stood near.
It was just our good luck, that we met this nice day.
“Merry Christmas!” I said, “I'm so glad you are here.
I'll pass along your hellos to the gals at the pool.
They will be eager to hear what you and I had to say.”
I wanted a photo. For my blog, if I may?
She was happy to pose, and with that I was on my way.
I am glad to report that our happy meeting had turned my trip to the store into more than a chore.