Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent Calendar - December 6 - Santa Claus

At (a group of worldwide genealogist or people writing about their family history) the prompts or suggested ideas for the month relate to the Advent season. Many of the Geneabloggers are writing something everyday using the prompt provided.  This is my second (hopefully not last) post using the Advent prompts.

Our prompt for today is: 
Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and "make a list?" Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Did you ever send a letter to Santa?

I honestly don't remember if I did or if my kids did.  But Santa asked me one year if I would send cards to my kids friends from him.  He said he was VERY busy and just did not have time to do it himself.  He asked me when our first born was about 2 years old and continued it for several years...I never did 'fest up' to the parents that they came from me.  It was fun to hear them talking about it.

Did you ever visit Santa and "make a list?"

I'm sure I must have but again I don't remember.  We took our oldest son to visit Santa in the store when he was about was a scary situation for him and I'm sure that's why we decided not to do the same with the other children.  Hubs used to work for IBM and there were Company Christmas parties which Santa always attended and brought gifts to give to ALL the children who came.  

A few times we drove up to Santa's Village....lots of the mountains near Big Bear, California.  I remember a Santa's Village off the freeway around Santa Barbara, California that we stopped at also.

Santa did come to visit us one year at a large family reunion when the kids were younger, and also again in 1995 at another family reunion when a different generation of nieces and nephews enjoyed him (as well as their parents). 

to the oldest - Dorothy Troyer Haines

from the youngest

Santa was REALLY busy a couple of years just before Christmas and hubs graciously agreed to fill in for him at a couple of school events.

Do you still believe in Santa Claus? 

Of course, I do!!!!!!!  What a silly question to ask!  Is there any doubt?

Mary Post Warren
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1 comment:

  1. Mary, this is such a wonderful post. It brought back a lot of very fond memories for me. Some I had almost forgotten. I have a picture where I am sitting on Santa's lap, must have been 4 or 5 years old then. I'm 63 and still believe in Santa!

    Wanted to let you know that it is just my hubby and me too but the Peppermint Bark will keep for weeks and it is fun to share!