Maryville, United States

Ever since the beginning of memory, I drew, painted, and crafted. As a child, above our family couch was a painting of lush woods and...

A Wishful Letter.

For those of you who miss someone during the holidays.

I heard this song for the first time during the Christmas season years ago: my daughter’s 1st grade class sang it during a little concert.

Woodie Guthrie was one of the best.


I’m a-gonna wrap myself in paper,
I’m gonna daub myself with glue,
Stick some stamps on top of my head;
I’m gonna mail myself to you.

I’m a gonna tie me up in a red string,
I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too,
I’m a-gonna climb up in my mail box;
I’m gonna mail myself to you.

When you see me in your mail box,
Cut the string and let me out;
Wash the glue off my fingers,
Stick some bubble gum in my mouth.

Take me out of my wrapping paper,
Wash the stamps off my head;
Pour me full of ice cream sodies,
Put me in my nice warm bed.

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
© 1962 (renewed) and 1963 (renewed) by TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc.

I miss you my love… I do remember the bunny on the wall and the angel on the floor…

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