MAGPIE TALES # 132 - COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
The Big Room, 1948 by Andrew Wyeth
She returned from the war, three weeks
Before their happy Christmas of 1948.
After nursing so many injured soldiers for seven years, and
Having just placed her last charge, in his future home in Devon with
His Aunt's family, she was finally ready to leave England for good!
She was sailing back to Pennsylvania, to resume
The life she had put on hold so many years ago.
He met her that afternoon, at the harbor in New York City,
They stayed and spent her first night home at the Plaza.
Laughed out loud, while catching up on all of their stories,
Including the not to be overlooked details of families and friends.
Then, in the morning, after the light snow that had fallen
Gave way to bright, warm sunshine, they packed up the truck,
With gifts and her large, battered, steamer trunk,
They were heading out of Manhattan, south by southwest.
An early breakfast in their suite meant they only had to
Make one quick stop for coffee, and a stretch of the legs.
She couldn't wait to be back in that big room of their house,
They had closed up and abandoned for so many years!
Now, with the war behind them, life could begin once again
At home, in their Chadds Ford country manor, where the
Morning sun was busily shining through the north east windows
To welcome them home.
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With a little tale about England and America, I needed some Canadian content.
This song fit the picture. Enjoy!