We celebrated Christmas 2009 with a grand Christmas buffet in the clubhouse. Ham and turkey were provided and the park residents bought dishes to pass. I, of course, made my famous "Spanish Deviled Eggs Supreme" and Teddy prepared her favorite, butternut squash.
Ham that I am, I read the following poem to the assemblage which I had written for the occasion and folks seemed to enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to all of you
Who’ve come to camp at Havasu.
Folks from Ontario & Minnesota
From the Puget Sound to North Dakota
From Alberta and Idaho
Where the snow makes drifts and the cold winds blow
We all are known as “Land Yacht Sailors;
In our motor homes and fifth wheel trailers.
Guests of Ron and his brave crew;
Don’t miss your payment when rent is due.
Just pull right in and set up camp
Plug your cord into fifty amp.
And make real sure your sewer’s tight
And your water don’t drip, ‘cause that ain’t right;
Now here’s a word, I’m sure you’ve heard
You’ve now become a real Snowbird.
Snowbirds one and snowbirds all,
Avoiding Decembers winter squall;
We’re free of ice and blowing snow
Freedom from temps of 30 below.
Free from winter’s slushy sleet,
Arizona sun is hard to beat;
And now we’re gathered for buffet treats
Of salads, casseroles and tasty meats.
So get your plates and line right up,
Don’t forget your coffee cup;
And when you’re done…and if you’re able,
Belly up to the dessert table.
And tonight as you lie upon your bed,
When day is done and prayers are said;
On your lips a smile may play,
As you look back upon this day.Larry Page 12/25/09
Following the dinner we had music and dancing which lasted well into the evening.