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  •  now bring us a figgy pudding! (8+ / 0-)

    bands of carolers went to the wealthy neighborhoods and expected to get a small sum of money in return.  think trick or treaters showing up at the door and singing in return for sweets and coins.

    now bring us a figgy pudding!
    we won't go until we get some!

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:50:01 AM PST

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    •  LOL!!! (4+ / 0-)

      I did this as a LT at Ft Hood.  Our Battalion Commander had us to his house for a couple hours of party and then we set out into the Senior Officers housing singing.  The Junior Officer had to pull a wagon with a keg and a HUGE pot of Glühwein (Warm red wine with raisins).  By the time we got to the III Corps Chief of Staff's house (2 Star General) we were all pretty lit.  On the third verse of "We wont go until we get some" his wife came out and said "If I feed you will you go away?" (She was a FINE Armor spouse and knew how to make tankers happy!) We cheered, got cookies and went on to our next victim! It is one of my fondest memories of Christmas and the Army.

      3-67 Armor "Hounds of Hell"

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 05:26:34 PM PST

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