Monday, December 17, 2007

Visit With Santa

I wanted to share some pictures as we get closer to Christmas. First is a picture of me, visiting Santa.  Obviously at an age where I wasn't terrified.  I imagine I was about 4 (turning 5 right after the New Year).  I do remember (as I'm sure most people my age remember) the huge Santa production in the department stores back in the 1950's.  There was one store in town that even had a small train that took kids for a ride below the elevated platform where Santa sat.  And there were people dressed up like elves who took us up to Santa's knee. (Just like in the movie "A Christmas Story")************************************************

8 comments:

jonibooks1991 said...

Oh, I love the Santa pictures, I have none of myself but lots of my kids and grandkids, in fact I made a collage out of them.  But Linda, I remember that train too, I tried to explain it to people many times and no one could figure out what I was talking about.  I used to love that, and we would have to wait in line quite a while I remember.  Thanks, Joni

fasttrack58 said...

Awwwww so cute....
I will have to see what I have....
I don't think son2 or son3 have any pictures with Santa....
We're off to see Alvin and the Chipmunks...
Linda :)

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))Thanks for sharing thoes cute pics.Have a nice evneing.

pamal3 said...

Hello Linda. What lovely pictures. I always love to go through my mum's 40 million or so collection of all 5 of us girls and endless grandchildren when i visit her! lol. Thank You so much for your kind comment. Pam xx

mariealicejoan said...

Lovely pictures Linda.  I was terrified of Santa when I was small, so there are no pictures of me on his knee, but I can still remember how terrified I was each and every time!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ally123130585918 said...

Linda your pictures are lovely ~ Lyn would never sit on Santa's knee so I havn't got any of her <<<sigh>>> ~ but I did enjoy looking at yours ~ Ally x

carolelainedodd said...

I don't think I have any Santa pictures of my kids.  I'll have to have a look.
Carolxx

nay0114 said...

I don't even remember having any Santa pictures of me. I can remember one of my son with my nephew. My sister was so mad that he jumped in the picture my son was a baby. But I thought it was cute I really didn't care he was in it too. I don't remember having my daughters pictures made with Santa.. isn't that awful. We just never had the extra money. My daughter doesn't have the extra money either, but I've taken my grandson every year to have his made so she doesn't have to worry about it. It's one of my gifts to them.
Take care, Chrissie