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Our Childhood Visits to Santa

"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."

-- Unknown



I came across other "treasures" as I was rummaging through a trunk at Mom's house. 
They inspired me to suggest a new page to which subscribers could contribute:

"My Childhood Visits to Santa"

I will begin:

I would bet that many Typhoons (and Crabbers and Farmers and Mariners) have one or more photos of their visits to Santa.  If a few more are submitted, we can see if the Santa in mine resembles the Santa in theirs. My photos were not labeled, but I am guessing that the location was Nachman's. If other photos are labeled and the Santa is the same, then we will know.

Anyway, it should be good for a few laughs. Perhaps we can all submit funny captions to fit the expressions ... both ours AND Santa's.

 
 
 Davey and Santa

 - Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/04/07

David, I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but you were one of the most naturally adorable little boys I've ever seen.
Thanks so much, both for the images and the great suggestion!

I altered the name of the page ever so slightly.



After (my father) retired, he (are you ready?) was the Santa Claus whose lap you sat on at Newmarket and told your dreams and wishes to. 
He loved it and he loved every kid that sat on his lap ~~~ even the ones that peed on him.

That was MY Dad, and he was the BEST !!

- Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/25/07

WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thanks so much, Sepi!



You can add this to the Santa pictures!! I finally checked our website again, not finished looking yet!! 

I got off Santas lap and told my mom that Santa had bad breath!!!  Only me!! 

S.

- Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/25/09

GIGGLES! Thanks, Sarah!

   
1951
Sarah and Santa



Hey, Carol! 

Does this Santa picture count?  It was taken in '62 or '63 down on Washington Avenue somewhere.  We think it was Grant's.

- Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/26/09

 That is soooo precious - and I'm glad y'all were able to re-visit with him later!
Thanks, Jerry and Judy!

 
1962 or '63 Later Later
Jerry Allen ('65),
Santa Claus, and
Judy Phillips ('66)
Judy Phillips Allen ('66)
and Santa
Jerry Allen ('65),
Santa Claus, and
Judy Phillips Allen ('66)




I posted this a few years ago, but here it is again! Sherri and little Stevie (me) on Santa's lap at
Nachman's Department Store, downtown Newport News, Virginia, 1956. I was 2.5 years old and my sister was 5.

- Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/21/15

AWW - so cute! Thanks, Steve!

   
1956
Sherri and Stevie Silsby and Santa Claus



(This page was created on 09/04/07 at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.  Thanks, Dave!)



Santa Claus Is Coming to Town


You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town!


 "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" midi courtesy of http://www.jump-gate.com/christmas/midi.html - 12/02/06

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06

Image of Santa Claus courtesy of http://www.scottsmagic.com/santa_claus.htm - 12/05/06
Replaced with Image of Santa Claus courtesy of http://www.boodachitaville.com/tag/the-grinch/ - 02/26/09

Santa Claus Greeting Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ19.htm  - 12/06/05
(re-saved 02/26/09)

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Thanks, Nathaniel!

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