Friday, December 17, 2010
Since Susanna's stocking was the very typical red fleece with white trim, she actually has mom's retired stocking in her Christmas memory box which proudly hangs in her hallway year round. This pink stocking adorned with snowmen brick-a-brack and pom poms was crafted by our mother during a holiday season many years ago. The trio of photos includes a 'Santa and me' photo with a mall Santa and one of Susanna's dear high school chums. The walking Santa is our dad when he was the town Santa Claus, which he enjoyed doing for many years. We still chuckle about the time when Susanna and Susie C. went to greet Santa down at the town square and the friend whispered to Susanna, 'I think that's your dad'. Susanna wasn't convinced however. A photo of the four girls is also featured. Glittery family decorations complete the collection. Loving inscriptions are scrawled on the back of the framed stocking, to which Dad also added, Yes, Susanna, there is a Santa Claus.