ON MY CHRISTMAS TREE

Dedicated to the memory of

Leona (Engram) Harris
(July 5, 1938 Ė July 19, 2002)

Donna Pettipas
(May 17, 1945-August 28, 2002)

I wrote a letter to Santa to share with him my plan
And Iím sure heíll see that I will need a big, big helping hand
This year Iíd like to send some cards to friends who passed away
And hope that he delivers them before itís Christmas Day

When Santa checks his Christmas mail and finds my little note
He might say this is different after reading what I wrote
Heíll know itís up to Santa to try to do his best
And maybe find a way somehow to grant me this request

Chorus
And on Christmas morn when I got up I was surprised to see
Christmas cards all hanging on my Christmas tree
So I opened them one by one and joyfully I read
"Gone but not forgotten and we thank you" each one said

Yes somewhere in Godís plan and what Santa tries to do
Thereís an understanding bigger than might appear to me and you
May not know how it happens - but thereís a message loud and clear
These friends are not so far away at Christmas time of year

Chorus
And on Christmas morn when I got up I was surprised to see
Christmas cards all hanging on my Christmas tree
So I opened them one by one and joyfully I read
"Gone but not forgotten and we thank you" each one said

"Gone but not forgotten and we thank you" each one said

And thank you Santa for the cards on my Christmas tree!

(©Rollie Herritt August 30, 2002
NOTE: This song is currently being recorded on a new
Christmas CD we are doing.