I really enjoy proof reading for the local newspaper. Last week I got to read all the “letters to Santa” from first graders and kindergarteners. It was the first grade letters that were truly interesting…first graders know phonics and their spelling is often purely phonetic…what it sounds like! Fortunately the first grade teachers did not correct the little students’ writing and send them in just the way the kids wrote them.
Here are some that I enjoyed:
Lots of kids were not at all shy about asking for a lot of presents. One even ended the letter by saying ” Please bring me everything”.
Dear Santa, I want an IPod touch for Christmas. My favorite reindeer is Comit. I will leave some cookies and water for you.
(water? what happened to the milk?)
Dear Santa, I want an Ipod tuch, trainesformer,snobord, lego boat, DS Wii, NDSU jersey number 12,
Titanic model, and Saints jersey number 9.
Dear Santa, I would like hocy glovs and pads and a hemit too. I had a nise time with you in town. Thanks a lot. Merry Christmas.
(Most kids wished Santa a Merry Christmas but only 3 said “thank you”)
Dear Santa, I want a Ipad 2, Santa I want a candy crane. Santa I want a password journal. Mom and Dad said I have been a good girl because I help with Boscoe and Wyatt. Please bring Boscoe and Moe our dog and cat something too.
(Some of the kids did not ask for anything but asked a lot of questions)
Dear Santa, Are your elves busy? Is it cold outside when you dliver the prezents and howe old are you? Duez your hat keep you warm? Is it fun to ride in the slay? Do you laf and sing all the whay?
Dear Santa, My favrit reindeer is Rudolf. I would like a new shotgun.
Dear Santa, What is your favorite rain Deer? Is it Roodolf? Is it prancer? Danser or Vicsin? Who do you lke?
Dear Santa, I am wondering you and your elfs are? I think you are a fun gie. I love you Santa.
Mary Chrismis Santa and your elfs.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
I got an email yesterday in which a small child was with his parents at a store where a long line of children were waiting to talk to Santa. The boy asked his parents,
“Where is the line for Jesus?”
(the boy obviously understood a lot more than a lot of adults)
I also enjoyed a sign I saw at Swansons’Health store:
“UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN AN ESPRESSO AND A PUPPY”
( that ought to make the parents who pay little attention to what their children are doing in public places a moment to think twice about letting their children run lose.)
Another sign I saw that I really liked was this one at Bergens in Detroit Lakes:
“The greatest gift of a garden is the restoration of the five senses.”
MAY WE ALL BE ABLE TO SAY WITH TINY TIM: “GOD BLESS US EVERYONE”