Dear Santa (circa 1971)



Still waiting for those Hot Wheels and a bissy buzz buzz.

(Metaphorically speaking, of course).

Have a stellar Christmas and remember learning can be the greatest gift we gift we give to ourselves and others and “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

23 thoughts on “Dear Santa (circa 1971)

  1. Too funny, Harlon, about Hot Wheels. 🙂 My 5 year old, this year really wanted Hot Wheels (I had no idea they had them back in the 70s!!) Lazy shopper mom that I am, I got to it too late, and in this small community we are, I could not find any Hot Wheels. So he got other things. And was a bit disappointed. And I had to accept my feeling of guilt. So we both learned something. But mostly both kids jumped joyously, excited that Santa took their cookies and milk, and carrots. 🙂

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  2. Yes! How wonderful indeed to have a letter written by your younger self among your Christmas treasures – thanks for sharing yours.

    May this be the Christmas the whole world unites in love – if only in our little groups. Peace must begin somewhere, and where better?
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  3. To have a letter from Santa kept would be an honor to memories of the past and cherished for the future. Mine were probably thrown away by my parents. Hotwheels dispersed to my brother and don’t know where they have gotten to. Love Nat King Cole..a favorite. Merry Christmas once again. Be well

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  4. How fun to have a letter to Santa from your childhood Harlon. I wish I had kept more of my sentimental treasures, though I did keep some of my Hot Wheels and Matchboxes and would happy to share! I had only heard George Benson’s version and really like and prefer this one by Nat King Cole!
    May we learn to love more fully, Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅

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