Ha Ha Harrumph

December 19th, 2007 by Harrumpher Leave a reply »

Sleeping on SantaEven harrumphing old guys weren’t born that way. I ran across this seasonal shot of the first time I saw Santa.

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We were just back from being part of the Occupation Army in Japan and it was the first time I met the magical Christmas elf. I was tired from wandering stores and fell asleep immediately on getting on his lap.

I must have been four at the time.

Kids stereotypically fear a bellowing, bearded and boisterous St. Nick. Instead, my mom said that this department store version seemed genuinely touched. I do know from my own children that nothing is as pacific as having a trusting child collapse in sleep on you.

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