I have few personal memories of Santa. We didn’t have a mall in our town until I was 12 years old, and I don’t think our 2 or 3 (small) department stores featured a Santa at Christmas time.
I checked my family albums and found two sets of photos where my sister and I saw Santa. Both occasions were at Christmas parties (I don’t remember which organization(s) hosted them) when I was 5 and 6 years old. I sat on Santa’s lap when I was 5, but probably didn’t when I was 6. I think, instead, I tried reaching out for his beard – at least that’s what it looks like in the photo below.
|Yvonne with Santa, 1963.|
|Yvonne with Santa, 1964.|
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