Sunday, December 27, 2009
Of Cabbages And Claus
We ventured out for a few last minute errands earlier this week. The landscaping at the shopping area was festive with ruffled cabbages, dianthus and snapdragons in Christmas red and white.
Much to our delight, who should be sitting outside under the shade of a canopy but the best Santa we'd seen this whole season - maybe any season. His outfit was just right - black belt, high top boots, a twinkle in his eye and a sprig of holly on his cap.
He had enchanted this trio of youngsters, even, remarkably, the oldest one, who had to be close to 12. He took his time and spoke quietly to each child in turn.
In years to come, these children will likely remember this Santa long after they've forgotten any particular present received. We will, too!