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Raymond Pert: Of Course, There’s A Santa

Raymond Pert: When a boy, I kept being told by kids older than I that there was no Santa. I’d wake up on Christmas morning and under the tree I’d find a baseball mitt or a farm set or a new space heater and this continued year after year … in high school, it’d be a study desk or a new pair of slacks and then I got older and older and my parents helped me with a down payment on the house I live in now and after last Christmas I have new books to read and dvd’s to watch. … There’s definitely a Santa Claus. Still, in my middle age, people still ask me, “Was Santa good to you?” and I say, “Yes, he certainly was.” I never say, “Oh, there’s no Santa.” I always try to tell the truth.

DFO: Well done.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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