Valdosta Daily Times


December 23, 2012

Brittany's Budget Diary: 'Twas the night before Christmas ... Budgeteer style!


VALDOSTA — His eyes, how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!

His smile was gimungous! And his nose, sort of hairy.

His mouth was a grin like the Cheshire Cat,

And he looked upon me and gave my head a little pat.

“Now Brittany,” he said in his radio voice so deep,

“Go back to bed, you really need sleep.”

“But Clark!” I exclaimed with an accompanying “gasp!”

“I’ve been dying to meet you, I want this to last.”

His posture, superb, and his ears like a right jolly old elf.

And I laughed all of sudden, in spite of myself!

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke just four words, and it touched me so dear,

He jumped in the air and yelled, “I am a budgeteer!”

And laying his finger on top of his heart,

Said “don’t give up Brittany, what you do is an art.”

He sprang out the door, and caused such a clatter,

My hubby woke up to see what was the matter.

And then out of nowhere in the echo of night,

Clark Howard exclaimed, “Merry Christmas to all, and budgeteers unite!”

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