Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:
1) Answer these questions:
a) Did you ever send a letter to Santa Claus?
b) Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?”
c) Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
d) When did you find out “the truth” about Santa Claus?
2) Tell us your answers in a blog post of your own, in a Facebook post or Google+ post. Be sure to leave a comment on this post with a link to your answers.
Here are my answers.
- I don’t think I ever sent a letter to Santa Claus
- I know that mum took me to visit Santa, because I have a photo of me and my mum with Santa, but I don’t remember the visit. I think I was about 3 or 4 years old at the time. That’s the only visit I know about, so I don’t think I ever made a list for Santa.
- Since I don’t remember ever believing in Santa when I was young, I don’t “still” believe in Santa. But, when your kids open presents you don’t remember buying, you do start to wonder. I think I’m more prepared to believe as an adult then I was as a kid. Perhaps not in Santa Claus himself, but more that Christmas is a special time of year, when anything is possible.
- I don’t remember how I found out the truth about Santa Claus. As far back as I can remember, I always knew. Perhaps it had something to do with being the youngest in a large family, and having a birthday so close to Christmas. It could also have been because we live in Australia, and didn’t have a fireplace.
Randy originally posted this challenge in 2016, and I haven’t thought of anything else to add, so this is a copy of that post https://loiswillis.blog/2016/12/25/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-my-santa-claus-memories/ .