Automobile’s of Art:
The here and now: Merry Christmas
Christmas Eve is different for many kids. Around my home there was no mystery, somehow we knew there was no real Santa. My parents never pushed either direction. But since at times we got our presents on Christmas Eve and others on Christmas morning, Shirley and I figured Santa was mama and dad.
But like all kids we wanted to believe in Santa, who wouldn’t? I still want to believe in him (or her) since Sherry is my Santa!
However as has been repeated so many times, there is nothing like the BRIGHT expectant eyes of a child opening presents. At the churches dad pastored there was ALWAYS a big Christmas tree. Many SS classes drew names and placed inexpensive gifts under the tree. I always wondered how EVERY Child got a present even if they were not regular or not popular.
Later I learned that dad and several of the men would buy extra presents and wrap them. When possible, names of were hurriedly put on the gifts or they were addressed to ‘Someone VERY SPECIAL’. A few years dad actually had a ‘Santa’ call out the names. When some kid would appear disappointed Santa would ‘find’ one more gift that had been hidden under the cotton. One year it was brand new shiny ½ dollars.
Christmas Eve and Morning are the most special days of the year. I would guess those are followed by one’s birthday. I always felt for people who were born around Christmastime.
Friend Malanowski, BIL Vernon, Rosemary, Scott, Carol, Brenda, Evelyn and Son Mark would say, “Tell me about it!!!!!” LOL