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Christmas stories 2010: Santa remembered Daddy

There was always a present for her Father; never one from Santa for Mom. As a kid, she never wondered why. As a parent, she figured it out.

By Johnnietta Jessie

When I was small at Christmas time I would hang my stocking in hopes that Santa would fill it with all kinds of goodies.

On Christmas morning I would grab that stocking first to see what all was in it.

Mom would always say "Owen, look and see what Santa left you".

Dad would look in his shoes and there was always something in one of them. It might have been a handkerchief, a pair of socks, an apple or a large peppermint stick, but there was always something.

I never wondered why Mom didn't get anything, back then.

Of course later on I figured out why she never got anything! When my children were small I started the same tradition and they got such a kick out of it.

They would grab their stockings first and then they would cry "Daddy, what did Santa leave you". It is such a precious memory I have of Christmas's past now that they are all grown with their own families.

This story was posted on 2010-12-21 12:05:11
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