Its said of the three wise men who visited Jesus in his crib, that they brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Among the Christmas presents we gave in 2009, therefore, were small amounts of frankincense and myrrh.  But we were a bit short on gold -- at least the metalic kind.  So we came up with our own variety.


In years gone by
many men so bold
to Alaska came
seeking gold.

Some stuck it rich
but most just got old
digging dirt
and fighting cold.

Yet, with time we learn,
truth be told,
that those we love
are the real gold.

They can’t be bought,
they can’t be sold,
but they can be lost,
‘less we tightly hold,

them cherished 
in thought and deed.

Merry Christmas 2009
Love, Steve & Jackie
Alaskan Christmas Gold