Subject: A Class Act: The Stamp Act
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Tues Dec 22, 1998 at 1:02PM

It's a class act ... this year ... the stamp act ...

(No Santas or other fables of the Holiday Pact)
Just a modern painting of Madonna and Child
To remind us of the reason for all of the smiles

For were HE not born on the day we celebrate
Almost two thousand years ago ... quite a date!!!
Then we'd have no reason at all to acknowledge
A birth of a God-child ... a miracle most polished

Which some have remembered and pinpointed well
In this seasonal holiday at each year's end, as they sell
A pretty stamp ... to remind us exactly what it's all about
... A Christ-child born to a virgin-mother ... a feat - stout

- Tristram

(c) Christopher W. Thomas
12:55pm Tues. Dec. 22nd, 1998