I don’t want to come off like I’m being too hard on =
5-year-olds, but they tend to have grossly unrealistic expectations of =
For instance, when a 5-year-old girl in Seattle heard =
her poor mother hinting that maybe "Santa" might not have the =
cash to bring Christmas presents this year, she embarked on what =
probably seemed like a reasonable solution. She wrote a letter to Santa =
with her Christmas wishes (a doll, a tea set, some pants). She =
tied it to a couple of balloons. Then she sent it off under the =
drastically incorrect assumption that it would somehow find its way to =
Santa’s shop at the North Pole.
It didn’t, =
of course, but it went further than you might think – the note =
made it from Seattle to an empty field in Northern California , nearly =
700 miles away. And that’s where it should have stayed, to be ground up =
by some farm equipment months later.
But the =
Sanderson family, who owned the property, happened to stumble across =
Why would they particularly care about the piece of =
paper they found in the mud with Spanish writing on it? They couldn’t =
even read Spanish, after all. But they had a ranch hand who could, =
and they had him translate.
realized it was a little girl’s unassuming plea to Santa for some simple =
Christmas gifts. They went out and bought all of the gifts, and =
shipped them to her.
After all, =
Santa Claus does exist, if we want him to.
from a news article by David Wong]
Dr Bob Griffin =
firstname.lastname@example.org www.grif.net =
"Jesus Knows Me, This I =