Twas the Night Before Christmas

Legal Claus Edition:

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land

Not a creature was stirring but ole’ Uncle Sam.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that our home and retirement will always be there.

The children and grandchildren all snug in their beds,

I wonder if college debt will hang over their heads?

And mamma in her snuggy and I in my socks,

Trying to settle our brains from worrying about our stocks.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

And to my eyes, what should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With legal tools at the ready and a twinkle in his eye,

I knew in a moment it was The Elder Law Guy.

“Now Willy! now Trusty! now Lady Birdy! now Deedy!

On, POA! On Doc! on, on Probate and Administrate!

To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.

So up to the house-top the courses they flew,

With the sleigh full of Legal Docs, and Legal Claus, too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

All noises ceased, it was quiet as a mouse,

And I knew The Elder Law Guy was here to save my retirement and house.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, he filled my estate planning docs with legal prose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his legal team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

“Give the Peace of Mind this Christmas, and to all a good-night!”

Greg McIntyre

a/k/a #TheElderLawGuy

a/k/a #LegalClaus

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