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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter December 2013
December 01, 2013


December 1st, 2013
As this year comes to an end we want to say thanks to all of our faithful visitor’s. It has been a pleasure creating this website. We are pleased with the phenomenal growth that we have experienced Our lives are filled with memories from the past, some come from what we have done but many come from others. I have chosen the Norman Rockwell print and the following poem just because of the memories that run through my mind at this time of the year. The Rockwell print was made in 1956, it is titled the Discovery the lad in the print was about the same age as myself. The poem is an old written poem in the late 1800’s by Eugene Fields. It is special to me for the simple reason was I had an uncle that could recite this poem word for word. We knew that after Thanksgiving dinner with a little prompting he would honor us with this poem. It was a sure sign that Christmas was almost here.

Jest 'fore Christmas by Eugene Field

Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!
Mighty glad I ain't a girl — ruther be a boy,
Without them sashes, curls, an'things that's worn by Fauntleroy!

Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in the lake
Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly-ache!
'Most all the time, the whole year round,there ain't no flies on me,
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be!

Got a yeller dog named Sport, sick him on the cat;
First thing she knows she doesn't know where she is at!
Got a clipper sled, an' when us kids goes out to slide,
'Long comes the grocery cart, an' we all hook a ride!

But sometimes when the grocery man is worried an cross,
He reaches at us with his whip, an' larrups up his hoss
An' then I laff an' holler,"Oh, ye never teched me!"
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be!

Gran'ma says she hopes that when I git to be a man,
I'll be a missionarer like her oldest brother, Dan,
As was et up by the cannibals that live in Ceylon's Isle,
Where every prospeck pleases, an' only man is vile!'

But gran'ma she has never been to see a Wild West show,
Nor read the life of Daniel Boone, or else I guess she'd know
That Buff'lo Bill an' cowboys is good enough for me!
Except' jest 'fore Christmas, when I'm as good as I kin be!

And then old Sport he hangs around, so solemn-like an' still,
His eyes they seem a-sayin':"What's the matter, little Bill?"
The old cat sneaks down off her perch an' wonders what's become Of them two enemies of hern that used to make things hum!

But I am so perlite an' tend so earnestly to biz,
that mother says to father: "How improved our Willie is!,"
But father, havin' been a boy hisself, suspicions me
When, jest 'fore Christmas, I'm as good as I kin be!

For Christmas, with its lots an' lots of candies, cakes, an' toys,
Was made, they say, for proper kids an' not for naughty boys;
So wash yer face an' bresh yer hair, an' mind yer p's and q's,
And don't bust out yer pantaloons, and don't wear out yer shoes;

Say "Yessum" to the ladies, and "Yessur" to the men,
An when they's company, don't pass yer plate for pie again;
But, thinkin' of the things yer'd like to see upon that tree,
Jest 'fore Christmas be as good as yer kin be!

Special days in December

Dec 1st Liberation Day, Day With(out) Art Day
Dec 2nd Safety Razor Day
Dec.3rd International Day of Disabled Persons
Dec. 4th Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
Dec. 5th National Bathtub Party Day, National Communicate With Your Kids Day
Dec. 6th Most Boring Celebrities of the Year Day
Dec. 7th Pearl Harbor Day,
Dec. 8th National Brownie Day.
Dec. 10th Human Rights Day
Dec. 11th Day of the Horse, International Shareware Day
Dec. 12th Gingerbread House Day, National Children's Memorial Day
Dec. 13th Pick A Pathologist Pal Day
Dec. 15th Bill of Rights Day
Dec. 17th Wright Brothers Day, Underdog Day
Dec.18th International Migrants Day
Dec. 19th Oatmeal Muffin Day.
Dec. 21st. First Day of WinterForefathers Day. Humbug Day, World Peace,
Dec 24th National Chocolate Day. National Egg Nog Day
Dec 25th Merry Christmas
Dec. 26th Boxing Day.
Dec.27th National Fruit Cake Day
Dec. 31st New Years Eve...Wishing you a safe and prosperous 2014

Some humor to start the month off right.

(Guys listen up)

FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

Never mind: This is not meant as forget it, this means she won't forget this moment until she needs to bring it up again to win the next argument.

Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake

Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome.

Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, "what's wrong", for the woman's response refer to #3.

We know that we face some colder weather ahead as we enter into the new year. We wanted to provide you with articles that will help you through the cold weather.

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