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P.S. — 12/15/05

Issue: Santa Claus

DFO: I can't remember when I gave up my belief in Santa Claus. But I'd guess it was sometime around 6 or 7 -- and that my favorite cousins were the ones who burst my bubble. Still, we continued to celebrate the arrival of the jolly elf for the 4 younger siblings for years. My mother still enjoys telling about the time when I was 13 or 14 that I put out a dress and a pair of my older sister's nylons under my sock -- and told Santa to fill it. He didn't But I impressed him, judging from the note he wrote me.

Question: How did you find out that Santa was a myth? (Oops, I'm not telling you anything new here, am I?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.