Christmas lights

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM.

Most of all, the ages of the victims are represented, with a certain ache, in the letters that fill several pages in this newspaper.

They are letters of innocence; they are letters of heart, honesty and sweetness.

Those letters ask after Santa and Mrs. Claus.

They wonder if Santa has cared for those reindeer, one child skipping right past Rudolph, clearly a favorite, to Comet and Dancer.

There are plenty of bakers among those children, because after Gulf County Santa is going to have issues with take-off.

There are certainly thoughts linked to the consumerism that has become too much a part of the holiday.

The wishes for all sorts of things from a DS, a play station to several requests for real diamonds are there.

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