Georgetown Christmas: Dave’s Yuletide Poem 2011
Let’s order the fine Christmas wine
For the Obamas while they Georgetown dine
Maybe at Citronelle, or at the 1789
The first family loves G’town, it’s a treat
We often see them at Thomas Sweet.
It’s time to pour some Christmas cheer
For Georgetowner readers, far and near.
Put spicy glogg beneath the tree
For Georgetown sage Richard McCooey.
And, garcon, Champagne brut, merci
For restaurateurs Billy Martin and Franco Nuschese.
Some festive punch on Christmas days
For John, Sharon and Samantha Hays
Sue Hamilton, Janine Schoonover, Rokas Beresniovas,
Beth Webster, Sophie Montagne and Katherine Kallinas.
And let the Yuletide trumpets play
Allegro cheers for Vincent Gray
And don’t forget to paint the town
with Jack Evans, Vincent Orange and Kwame Brown.
Deck the lamps on our throughfare
For those who really care,
Mary Meyer, Jorge Bernardo, Mary Ann Brennan,
Wendy Erlanger, Stacy Kerr and Linda Greenan.
And serve some toddy, hot and mellow,
To Ginger Laytham and her fellow.
Send Christmas cookies, and don’t be late,
To Grace Bateman, Robert vom Eigen and Ann Satterthwaite.
The Georgetown waterfront is no longer a dream,
It is now our village’s creme de la creme.
Hark the herald angels sing joyous
For GU prez John DiGioias
Thanks for all you do for our Town
Even though there are some who frown
on the Campus Plan, and all it may portend
At this time of year let’s all be of good cheer
Pour us another tall, cold, Christmas beer.
Fill a cornucopia up,
For Chichie and her pup.
Think some thoughts reflective
For bloggers Topher and Carol Joynt’s perspective.
Some holiday eggnog topped with cumin
For John Dreyfuss at the house Halcyon
And to the new owners Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno
Welcome to Georgetown, you know,
That house is Benjamin Stoddert’s old digs,
For you some Christmas dates and figs.
Sound three lusty New Year’s cheers
For BID’s Jim Bracco and Crystal Sullivan,
The time for redoing Wisc. Ave. is here
with the help of Herb Miller and John Assadoorian.
You can start by fixing the Georgetown Theatre’s neon
And bringing back a moviehouse a la Heon.
And one last Christmas wish is pending:
A hope that all Georgetowners spending
A crime-free Yule beneath their trees
Acknowledge a debt to Commander Reese,
Deputy Chief Patrick Burke and all the rest
At our Second District station, you’re the best.
And, hallelujah, say a prayer
For dedicated firemen everywhere
It’s time to end this doggerel
With Georgetowner’s wish for a fond Noel
And hopes that those whose names don’t rhyme
Will still be here next Christmastime
While all our New Year’s wishes unfold
Keep reading us for stories untold.
Merry Christmas, David Roffman