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Archive for December 15th, 2009

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Ho, Ho, Ho! The Curmudgeon Speaks! HO, HO, HO! HAVE YOU GOT THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT? I guess you’d say I have, but those doggone crowds still get me antsy. They make the merchants happy ‘cause they know they are making money. But, I for one, would prefer a little less crowded space. I went into a couple of stores last week where the clerks were so incredibly nice that I had to stop and think where I was. This is definitely wasn’t used to, especially at Christmas Shopping time. But there [...]

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus

The Story Behind “Yes, Virginia...” "DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. "Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? "VIRGINIA O'HANLON. "115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET." VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their [...]



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