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He didn't know it was Christmas, as he plodded through the snow
He knew he must find shelter it was twenty-five below
Huddled in the piney woods, he struck flint to steel
Then breathed the spark into a flame, Oh wonderous wamth to feel

He didn't know it was Christmas as he watched the halo'd moon
He chewed on hard, cold jerky and heard a coyote's croon
A shadow came into his sight it's shape the strangest thing
And for all the world, he thought he heard, a tiny sleigh bell ring

He shook his head a time or two and stared into the skies
The sight and sound repeat again he couldn't believe his eyes
Upon the snow so soft and white a tiny sleigh came into sight
He had no way of knowing it was Christmas eve that night

The team he thought looked like small elk, they made no track or spray
Then a Mountain Man in a red capote stepped down from the sleigh
The pack he wore on his back was bulging at the seam
I must have breathed in to much smoke this is surely a dream

Beside a stump not far away the pack sack was set down
And pots and bags and blankets too were placed there on the ground
Back in the sleigh the stranger leapt and headed for a star
Sleigh bells rang and the stranger sang, Merry Christmas Mountain Men wherever you are
 

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Thanks, I made the clothes and the Hawkin, that was a tack driver for a BP rifle.
 

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Lupeloff said:
Thanks, I made the clothes and the Hawkin, that was a tack driver for a BP rifle.
Oh, I didn't realize that was you in the pic. Spiffy lookin set up you got there.
 

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Lupe..........you're too cool for words, bro.:)
 

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Flinter said:
:cool:

Mind if I steal that poem? I know quite a few guys who'd like to read it.
Have at it Bro.:)
 

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WAUGH!
Well, that's you Lupe? Shucks, I took ye fer an *****. You shorely do shine in them fixins. Nothin' like a fine set o' skins and a good medeecin iron to make a feller feel right pert.
Keep your nose to the wind and yer eye on the skyline ol' hoss.
(Translation, for those who don't speak Mountain Man Palaver. I complimented him on his outfit, and said that nothing like a fine outfit of Buckskins and a good rifle can make a man feel good about himself. "I took ye fer an *****" is a big compliment. "Keep yer nose....&ect" means stay alert, and good luck. "waugh" was a sound common to the mountain men, and unique to them. )
Somewhere around here I've got a photo of me in my outfit, I'll see if I can run 'er down and get the scanner working again.
 

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One of the best books I ever read is George Frederick Ruxton's "In The Old West" a.k.a. Life In The Far West.

He was the real deal and I think his writings were not generally available again until many years later. I think they first appeared in 1848. My copy was printed in 1915.

Some of the best mountain man diologue ever captured. He spells waugh as wagh.

If you can find it, it is a must read for anyone who loves that period, especially re-enactors.
 
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