Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Main Street Mason City!

Christmas Now And Then - by Wayne Baggerly


Well, it is December, and Christmas is almost here

Another happy Christmas for family and good cheer

There will be tables loaded with turkeys, hams and sweets

We know there will be more than we could ever eat



There will be a big tree shining so bright

With beautiful decorations and pretty shiny lights

Under that tree there will be presents galore

So many you would wonder how there could be anything left in the store



Christmas now is really so much fun

But gosh there is just too much for everyone

My thoughts go back to a cold Christmas long ago

To a family not blessed with riches and gold



Our little tree was kind of skimpy, with some ribbons and a few shiny balls

But to us it stood magnificent, the greatest of them all

Under that tree was a present for Raye, a present for Sister and a present for me

And we could hardly wait as we would open them with glee



There was not a lot of fancy food on that table, times were kind of tough

But we were all happy, and for us it was enough

We were so thankful as we thanked the Lord above

We knew what we had was paid for with Daddy's hard work and Mama's love



I'm thankful that we now have so much and our blessings are many

And it is good to live in this great land of plenty

But I would gladly give every material thing that I own

To have one more Christmas with Mama and Daddy and my two sisters at home






As the snowflakes begin to fall from the sky, allow yourself this holiday to put work on standby.  Whether you are here or there, surrounded by many or just a few, we wish a Happy Holidays to each and all of you.  


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Main Street Mason City.