Editor’s note: When Sonoma residents Betty Ann Bruno (she of Hula Mai fame) and Craig Scheiner began planning their annual Christmas card, an earlier visitation of uninvited raccoons came to mind. The card circulated, Index-Tribune contributor Carole Kelleher encountered it, and came up with the following poem:
‘Twas Raccoons Before Christmas
Just before Christmas Betty Ann Bruno rose from her bed,
While memories of raccoons danced in her head.
She thought, “What a wonderful card those cute critters would be,”