Uncle Santa

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
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Title Uncle Santa
Description whose child got a drum. Did they know who Santa was? They didn't tell. It was reported by some children that they knew the real Santa because they felt the skin of his face. Others reported they heard him on their roof. For many years, during the 40's and 50's, friends' homes were visited on Christmas Eve in most of the towns in Sanpete. In later years, after he moved, Don visited some homes on Christmas Eve in Ogden and Provo. My brother Boyd and I waited for him on Christmas Eve. We lay in our beds almost stiff with anticipation, but we always fell asleep. Then he came, jingling the bells into our bedroom and "HO-HO-HO" to wake us up. He softly talked to us and asked if we had been good. He asked us what we wanted from him, and sometimes he turned and asked Mom and Dad if we had been good. We didn't get out of our beds but lay there in awe. He was so gentle and kind that we were never afraid. We were probably his last stop so he seemed to linger and savor the time until next year. I still remember the silky softness of his beard as he leaned over and kissed my cheek goodbye. Mom and Dad were there in the background and I felt the room full of love. I knew Santa loved me-I felt it. After he said goodbye, he raised his arm and waved to us and jingled his bells out the door. All was silent for a few minutes. We were so thrilled and yet sad that he was gone. Boyd and I knew that we were not allowed to get up and see our toys until first light but still, after he left, sleep did not come soon. We knew our toys were under the tree and sometimes we talked until Mom or Dad called out, "Go to sleep." 42
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Identifier 052_Uncle Santa.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326507
Reference URL