"Twas the night before in Cedar Key

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By Warren Parkin

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the isle,

Not a clammer clamming, they were through for a while.

Cedar Key was decked out by the people with care;

Already by airboat, Santa Clam had been there.

The pelicans were nestled all snug on the dock,

Dreaming of sweet fishes and next year’s Sock Hop;

The seagulls they were resting, not causing a flap,

Planning their strategy for when snowbirds came back.

When over the Gulf there arose such a clatter;

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