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The Slice

Christmas stories

Here are a couple of responses to items in today's Slice column.

This first one comes from Tricia Hastings Stone.

"Before he died two years ago, my father had all the Super 8 movies (archiving our Brooklyn-Burbank move) put onto DVDs as Christmas gifts for us kids.

"Most memorable were our squinty-eyed smiling faces every Christmas morning as we tried to find the tree amid a blinding bank of lights Dad had with his movie camera. Great memories!"

And this is from Arlene Stromberger. She remembered the Tidyman's helicopter Santa.

"We lived on the Spokane River near Barker Road, right in the path of the Santa helicopter. Tidyman's published the schedule so we knew when to expect the helicopter. Our little grandson, AJ, was visiting and as the helicopter came closer, we had our son go upstairs and out onto the upper balcony, where he dropped the bag of gifts onto the lower deck at exactly the appropriate time as the helicopter flew over our house. AJ got so excited. He drug the bag of gifts into the house, snow and all, and was literally shaking with excitement.'There's presents in there! There's presents in there!' A great memory for us all."

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