Now … and then

Well, actually, then and way back then. These photos have been in my "HoliBlog photos" folder since last summer. Oops. What a sweet family photo, taken in August. Siblings who now live in Indiana, Ohio and Mississippi. Want to see something even sweeter? This is the same family back in 1970. Clockwise from top: Robin,…

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All she wants…

…for Christmas: I have to admit that I'm quite impressed with Santa's talent as a squatter. He's up and down all day. His Personal Trainer Elf, no doubt, is quite pleased.

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Stretching the limit

We subscribe to a wonderful (free!) service that distributes media leads three times a day. What this means is, those who are looking for people to interview get hooked up with those who have something to say. It's great. We've gotten some excellent "hits" from the service, plus even if we're not a "fit," it's…

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Eyes wide as saucers

Santa and I were chatting it up this morning in our Christmas plaza. He told me about two little girls who visited with him earlier this week. They looked to be three and four years old. Cuties. After their chat, Santa added: "Oh, and girls — thank you so much for those delicious cookies you…

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“Sweet Mother of Pearl. Take the picture. NOW!”

  Your turn. What is Santa saying? (Post a comment using your most extreme cleverness.) Actually, Santa is flanked by two dear men who traveled all the way from West Virginia. They're members of a "Secret Santa" organization which helps 3,000 children; the trip was part of a fundraiser. What do you win? My praise….

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Play the day away

Another Play Day has come and gone. The weather wasn't the best, but no one seemed to care. Laughter filled the air. I especially enjoyed watching one young fellow riding HallowSwings. He was having the time of his life. I got dizzy just watching and had to turn away. But I'll never forget the complete…

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Leftovers

It’s that time of year when leftovers aren’t a burden. They’re appreciated. Cherished, even. So I knew you wouldn’t mind a leftover story from this summer. It was when “Deal or No Deal” came back to town. More than a year ago, the GM over at Santa’s Lodge was chosen to be a contestant. Surprise!…

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True story from closing day

'Twas the end of the season And all through the park Families were leaving (It was getting dark) The children were so sad To see the day end They nearly missed the sight Just around the bend For Santa had left Just moments ago But while packing his sleigh He cried out, "Oh, no!" It…

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A day to celebrate

Merry Christmas in July! Mrs. Koch, after all, is Santa’s Daughter. Despite the heat of a summer day, she’s happy to model Santa’s jacket. The white gloves come as no surprise, given her love of all things related to cleanliness. (We’re a little concerned she may not give them back to Santa.) Can she rustle…

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You’d better watch out!

Santa Claus

Here’s Jim Anderson’s radio story from today’s newscast on WBDC-FM: One just never knows when one might meet one of Santa’s Helpers. At the Vigo County School Corporation, there is a Hoosier Prairie fifth grader who will think twice before he starts to spread unfounded rumors about Santa Claus. He’ll probably think once more before…

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