Grantham Journal letter: I was taken back to Christmas 1946
I’ve written this little ditty with my congratulations to all the organisers, helpers, dancers, stall holders, singers and anyone else involved in Christmas on the Green – it was wonderful.
It took me back to my childhood. 1946 is a long time ago and things were very different then.
1946 to 2014:
I’ve been to Santa’s grotto,
And it took me back in years,
To when I was a little child,
And stroked the reindeer’s ears.
My Father said it was a reindeer,
But it looked so tired and worn.
And in my heart of hearts I knew,
It was a donkey with wooden horns.
And Santa, that fat, happy chap,
In his red suit and whiskery face.
My Santa wore a dressing gown,
With cotton wool stuck on his face.
We didn’t have a present,
Santa didn’t have a sack.
We just got a smile and a Ho Ho Ho,
And a hearty pat on the back.
But my Dad bought me ice cream!
The first ice cream I had.
So with carols, and donkeys and Santa,
1946, Christmas wasn’t too bad.
Croft Drive, Grantham