This stamp filled my head with warm childhood memories. My Aunty Alice made every occasion special for my family and she loved Christmas. On Christmas Eve she would gather our entire family at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. After a wonderful dinner Aunty would get one of her brothers to dress as Santa. At the appointed hour we would be told to sit in the living room. We didn’t have to wait long before we’d hear HO, HO, HO as Santa came up the front steps. It was sweet agony waiting as he stomped on each of a dozen red wooden steps till he finally came in the door. He’d stand in front of one child after the other and ask ‘Have you been good?’ Of course the answer was always ‘Yes Santa.’ Then he’d say ‘What about the time you did…’ Santa really did know if you were bad or good. He’d pull from his sack a brown paper sack tied with red curling ribbon. Inside was an orange, an apple, a handful of nuts in the shell and a cheap little toy. Not a lot but we loved it. As I grew older I would sit at the end of the line and when Santa would finally get to me I’d give him a hug and whisper in his ear ‘I love you Uncle or Daddy‘. Why did Santa come to our homes so early on Christmas Eve? Well we lived on Maui and Santa always started his deliveries in Hawaii before crossing the ocean to complete his rounds. Hey it worked for us.
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