Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Christmas Letter

I read a touching article about a Christmas letter the other day. 

The synopsis is that Paul, the 9-year old little brother of Ray, wrote a letter to Santa during the 1966 Christmas season. Paul died during February 1967. The letter was placed in an encyclopedia and not discovered again until this year by Ray.  

I read the article and was touched by the simplicity of the letter. 

The note reads: My Santa List
A Subbuteo Game
England v Argentina only
A torch
and some buses
and cars
thats all

I believe that the notes to Santa today are such more complex and detailed. Just to remind everyone, a torch is a flashlight. Life was simpler in 1966.

Maybe we needed to be reminded about simple things. True joy does not come from things--it comes from within.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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