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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas in the Stockyards

Every December the Trinity Writers Workshop host a letter to Santa table at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The members of TWW help the children to write letters to Santa and we hand out books full of Christmas stories written by the members. None of the children asked for anything extravagant this year and I asked one young boy what he had written. He simply said "family friendliness." Another young girl wrote that she wanted her family to care about each other and then folded the page up, stuffed it in her pocket and left abruptly. While I hope that every child wakes up to a nice surprise on Christmas morning, I especially wish for both these children to have a day of family friendliness.


Helen Ginger said...

Do y'all dress as clowns? You look quite professional. I second your wish for family friendliness.

Straight From Hel

Joanne said...

Glad you experienced it - the kid's honesty is awesome. I came away last year with Christmas spirit and it's the little touches. Very nice.