Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Santa Claus Memories

It’s time once again for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

Given that we are in the midst of the holiday season, this week’s challenge is not a surprise!

1) Answer these questions:

a) Did you ever send a letter to Santa Claus?
b) Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?”
c) Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
d) When did you find out “the truth” about Santa Claus?
To answer the challenge questions:
A. I think I wrote a letter to Santa from kindergarten through a good portion of elementary school. When I was little, I wanted to be sure that Santa knew exactly what I wanted. As I got older, my little brother would write a letter and I think Mom had me write one, too, to keep him motivated. After I was old enough to realize who Santa was, my parents had a shopping list after I finished my Santa letter.
B. As you can see from my vintage photo, taken when I was a year and 9 months old, I visited Santa yearly, until I was 11, I think, as my mother wanted a Christmas photo of both my brother (five years younger) and me. Of course, we took our wish list along, as Santa always asked what we hoped for that year.
C. Of course, I still believe in Santa Claus! You miss out on so much Christmas fun if you don’t. It’s like the bell ringing in the Polar Express. I BELIEVE!
D. I think I was in second grade when a nasty little kid told me that Santa was really our parents. I went home from school and asked my mother, who admitted it. However, I was under pain of death if I ever told my brother. I don’t remember how he found out, but it definitely wasn’t from me!
Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge.
Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas to All!

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