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Mondays with Melitas – October 31, 2011

MELITAS WITH GUEST — NOT GHOST — WRITER

If you checked into my last week’s blog, you may remember that I was going on and on —once again — about the footballs, or lack thereof in my life; also there was a picture with my younger sister, Vivian, and me and our dolls. Oh! Joy! Well, that blog started some reminiscing for Georgia, who is in my circle of golfing friends, and here is what she had to say in an email to me. With her approval, I wanted to share it:

I HAVE TITLED THIS — WITHOUT GEORGIA‘S APPROVAL: “THOSE DUMB BOYS”

Your story today makes me think of Christmas Days when I was young. I remember the year I knew there was no Santa Claus, and my two dumb brothers thought there was. Boy, was I smarter than they were!!! – especially my brother Jerry, 2 years younger, with whom I fought all the time and secretly wished would fall down the stairs and break a leg. On Christmas Eve after the dumb boys had gone to bed — they would go very early because that meant Santa was free to arrive — Daddy asked me to help him carry in all of the presents from the barn. AND – while we were placing the presents around the tree – I got to eat the cookies and drink the milk the dumb boys had left for Santa!! I never asked or even thought about a football. There was no football in Canada that I knew of, and certainly not out on a farm. My wish for years was to have a Barbara Ann Scott doll (google her and you’ll see how famous she was in Canada!!!!) which I eventually did get although NOT because I was interested in playing with dolls – never was – but because she was such a hero to all of us Canadians.

Georgia Sobiech is the name from Sun Lakes. I only hope that she still has that doll in her possession because if she strolled into Ebay with the doll, she might very well exit driving a Rolls Royce.

3 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – October 31, 2011”

  1. WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE’S NO SANTA? OMG,ALL THESE YEARS? WHO’S BEEN EATING MY COOKIES,AND DRINKING MY MILK? I’M DEVASTATED…BUT WAIT, GEORGIA IS TALKING ABOUT CANDIA, NOT CALIFORNIA. NOW I FEEL BAD FOR HER AND WHAT’S SHE’S BEEN MISSING.

  2. Melitas – I’m just getting back from vacation and have benn remiss in reading your Monday stories. Now that I’m back, I feel like I never left. Your story is as clever as ever! Everything is just as it was – perfect! I’ve got more reading to do

    Jamie

  3. I miss having Santa come every year even if some of the gifts were
    hand made or recycled.
    Seeing how my parents reacted was the best!!

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