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Larry Sandretsky, father of reporter LaReesa Sandretsky, has been writing Christmas poems for most of his adult life. They've been published annually in the News-Chronicle for years.

Stormi Eve

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Tell you all a Christmas story

Goin' back a couple years

Buckin' snow and goin' slow

Usin' lower gears.

Ahead I saw the truckstop lights


Thought, I'd better fill 'er up

Maybe grab some Twinkies

An' fill my coffee cup.

Went in to pay, the old man said

"Hope no one's waitin' on that load

'Cause yonder, see those flashin' lights?

State just closed down the road.

Good news is, your supper's free

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