Friday, December 18, 2009

Photo Number Fifty-Eight



Today I will begin sharing a few of the Christmas photographs that were in my box of photos.  I call this one "Boy with Santa"   This was probably some sort of promotional photograph..or perhaps it was one of the early Santa/Child photos.  Santa's suit was corduroy!

What I remember...from the 1950's..
 
In one of the nearby towns Santa was in one of the stores for a few Saturday afternoons just before Christmas..I do not recall that they took photographs, Santa handed out little tiny candy canes, I never sat on his lap either, I just stood there and rattled off my list while holding onto my brothers hand..when I was done I shoved him forward..if he didn't say anythng I told Santa what he wanted.  What do you remember?  Did you visit Santa with your list?
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8 comments:

  1. That's a pretty little boy but Santa looks like Lt. Tragg from the old Perry Mason shows!!!

    I did not ever go see Santa as a child. I guess I was too bashful. It's a wonder I ever got any presents! LOL

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  2. My dad was the Santa once in our small town. He handed out the candy to the kids after the free black and white movie. I didn't know he was going to be the guy, but it is funny how I just knew. The bag was always full of peanuts, hard colorful candy. Wow, that was a simple time in life.

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  3. We saw Santa during the 70s. I remember one time the Santa Claus at a very large local mall had bad breath and I could see the paper clip in his beard holding it together. I told my mom about it and I was very sad.

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  4. OMG! Mildred's comment is hilarious. Lt. Tragg! I think she is right though. Hope this Santa was more pleasant and happy.
    I hated visits with Santa. He was too big and creepy for me. I always cried when I saw him.

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  5. Santa didn't get around to pre-Christmas chats in our town. Instead, we wrote letters to Santa via the local radio station, which read them on the air every afternoon. One year I won a radio for writing the best letter!

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  6. Saint Nick aka Santa came to our house on the evening of December 5th, delivering the paper sacks of bulk candy & nuts(chocolate drops, stars, ribbon candy, starlight mints, peanut brittle, mixed nuts, etc.) our parents had pre-ordered at the grocery store. He took time to listen to everyone's requests. We also went to see Santa around the week before Christmas--some years at the Legion Club, some at the bank basement, once in the bowling alley--those visits always meant waiting in a long line for a bag with mostly peanuts, an apple, and a couple pieces of hard candy. I do recall movies one year--I think the year he was in the bowling alley.

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  7. I was going to say that Santa doesn't look jovial at all!

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  8. That Santa looks rather smug. I'm not sure I'm feeling comfortable when looking at this. Haha.

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