Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Santa Claus Memories

This is another of Randy Seaver's challenges when I'm impressed with his memory as compared to my own.  As it is Christmas Eve today, this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is about a timely subject.

Come on, everybody, join in, accept the mission, and execute it with precision.

(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?

(2) Tell us your answers in a blog post of your own or in a Facebook or Google+ post.  Be sure to leave a comment on this post with a link to your answers.

Ok, here's what I remember (which is to say, not much).

(a) I suspect I sent at least one letter to Santa Claus, but I don't remember any or asking for any specific presents.

(b) I also suspect my mother probably did a Santa photo visit at least once, but I don't remember any and I don't recall any photographic evidence.

(c) I believe in the spirit of Santa Claus.  Does that count?

(d) Santa Claus must not have made that great of an impression on me, because I don't remember when I realized he wasn't really coming to our house.  I have vague recollections of watching NORAD track Santa on TV and watching to see if he was near our house, so I must have believed for a while.

My lack of memory might make me seem Grinchlike, but that really is not the case.  I'm sure if my mother were still alive she could have enlightened me on at least some of these points, but I never thought to ask these kinds of questions before she passed away almost 22 years ago.

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