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    Posted December 24, 2013 by
    Caledon, Ontario

    Merry Icemass from Canada

    I've been home near Toronto, wondering where I'll be having Christmas dinner tomorrow. Various family members in the area have been frozen out of their homes, and the dinner location is pending. My house is OK, but my sister-in-law was set to host and she has had no power for a few days. It doesn't look like it will be back in time for tomorrow. We are a backup location, if needed. My aunt, who was also frozen out until last night, and is now preparing her dinner for her family, threw out a poetry slam (what we call a poetry challenge, up north here). She said to re-write the Night Before Christmas, as the Night Before Icemass. I've attached my husband's photo and here's my poem...
    My ode to the Canadian Christmas Ice storm of 2013... 'Twas the week of the Icemass when all through the southeast, Canadians were wondering who'd be hosting the feast. The stocking was hung by the window with care, in hopes that St. Nick might catch sight of it there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, in full snowsuits and booties, hoping Santa, at least, would get fed. The frozen pieshells were on the deck, as the fridge wasn't working. But that's really OK; we won't miss Aunt Beth's cooking. On Chilly and Silly, on Powerless and Darkness, on Iceman and Icecube, Frozen Daiquiri, and Frozen Margharita. From the glassy tops of the trees to the snapped branches below, please forgive my spelling errors, my fingers are frozen you know. Merry Icemass to all, and to all an n-ice night!
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