Poem: 'Twas the day of Christmas on the Grand Strand

      'Twas the day of christmas and all through the kitchen

      Red Cross volunteers were working...too many to mention.

      Making the dinner for thousands with care

      In the hopes that hungry guests soon would be there.

      Many sat waiting with friends to break bread

      While visions of cranberry sauce danced in their heads.

      They came to this place from miles and miles

      Sharing christmas joy and holiday smiles.

      When out in the hall there arose such a clatter

      Dozens upon dozens rushed to fill their platter.

      More rapid than waves crashing they came

      Calling out the food they wanted by name.

      Now, stuffing, now turkey and mashed potatoes too

      On beans, on gravy and sweet potatoes just a few.

      The blessing were heard as they stepped out of sight

      Shouting Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!