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HO! HO! HO! . . . . . I see you have found me here at Ohio University!

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Santa met with Ohio State Buckeyes Fans and with Ohio University Bobcats Fans
at the Football Game Saturday 18th and I had a wonderful time meeting all of you!

Click on Homework #2 (HW2) on the Menu to see photos.

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The following quote comes from one of Santa's favorite Christmas movies. Do you know the title?

"Charles Halloran: All right, you go back and tell them that the New York State Supreme Court rules there's no Santa Claus. It's all over the papers. The kids read it and they don't hang up their stockings. Now what happens to all the toys that are supposed to be in those stockings? Nobody buys them. The toy manufacturers are going to like that; so they have to lay off a lot of their employees, union employees. Now you got the CIO and the AF of L against you and they're going to adore you for it and they're going to say it with votes. Oh, and the department stores are going to love you too and the Christmas card makers and the candy companies. Ho ho. Henry, you're going to be an awful popular fella. And what about the Salvation Army? Why, they got a Santa Claus on every corner, and they're taking a fortune. But you go ahead Henry, you do it your way. You go on back in there and tell them that you rule there is no Santy Claus. Go on. But if you do, remember this: you can count on getting just two votes, your own and that district attorney's out there. Judge Henry X. Harper: The District Attorney's a Republican."

Occasionally, someone will ask me "Where is your sleigh?" or "Where are your reindeer?"

Do you know what huge traffic problems I would cause if I were to be seen in my sleigh anytime other than Christmas Eve? There are huge traffic jams when the Buckeyes and Bobcats are in Columbus, what do you think would happen if I were to land the sleigh at the Horseshoe? You will see me all over the world prior to Christmas so it is very important that I travel using the magic of my sleigh, however whenever you see me before Christmas Eve, I will be driving a car like many of you. When I am driving a car, often someone will hover next to me on the freeways so their children can wave to Santa. I have many farmer friends all over the world that let me fly in very late at night and hide the sleigh in their barns. They feed and take care of the reindeer for me and they let me borrow their car.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus.

In 1897, an eight year old girl wrote a letter to the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus existed. The newspaper's response became part of America's holiday history.

The Text of the Virginia's Letter to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so. Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

Although the response to Virginia's letter is well-known, few people knew who the responding editor was, as the newspaper published the response as an unsigned editorial. However, it was later revealed that the writer was 58-year-old editor Francis P. Church, a former war correspondent who worked at the Sun. His famous line appears in the second paragraph, but the entire text is part of American newspaper history.

The Text of The New York Sun's Response

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

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