The Twelve Days of Christmas (Wisconsin Style)


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A Harley Road King in the garage

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Two Milton Red Hawks
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Three Fish-Fry Dinners, Two Milton Red Hawks
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Four microbrews, Three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Five Golden Eagles (Marquette)
Four microbrew, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
Four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Seven cranberry muffins, Six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Eight state fair cream puffs,
seven cranberry muffins, six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Nine Brewers hitting, eight state fair cream puffs,
seven cranberry muffins, six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
Four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Ten brats a grilling, nine Brewers hitting, eight state fair cream puffs,
seven cranberry muffins, six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
Four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Eleven Packers leaping Lambeau,
ten brats a grilling, nine Brewers hitting, eight state fair cream puffs,
seven cranberry muffins, six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
Four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

On the twelevth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Twelve cows a mooing, eleven Packers leaping,
ten brats a grilling, nine Brewers hitting, eight state fair cream puffs,
seven cranberry muffins, six bubblers bubbling, Five Golden Eagles
four microbrews, three fish-fry dinners, two Milton Red Hawks,
And a Harley Road King in the garage

A very Merry Christmas from our Southern Wisconsin family to yours.

(And much thanks to my true love for helping me with this week’s Cheese Grits column).

© 2009 Michele Arduengo. All rights reserved.

Author: Michele

Michele Arduengo is a life science and medical writer by profession and a creative non-fiction writer by hobby. In addition to publishing Grits and Purls since 2008, Michele has published essays in Wisconsin Woman, Chicken Soup for the Soul and has a weekly column in her local newspaper.

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