|Harold L. Rapier|
"While watching my beloved wife being transformed from a lovely bride to a loving mother to a lovable grandmother as she went about doing her thing year after year and Christmas after Christmas, I became increasingly suspicious as to the true gender of Santa Claus. Now, after extensive observation, investigation and contemplation, I believe I can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jolly Ole Saint Nick is a Grandmother in disguise.
First, who is it - as soon as Christmas is past - begins all over again going on countless sprees, taking in every sale and coming home with hoards of purchases, only to have them mysteriously disappear and never be seen again until Christmas Eve?
Second, who is it in every household that heralds in the new Christmas season by going about in a state of euphoria, tirelessly filling every room with the sights and sounds and smells that are common to this holiday season, until it ignites the Christmas spirit in every member of the household?
|Mary Caroline Link Rapier|
Third, Santa is commonly described as being small, round, warm and jolly. Now tell me, how many fathers and grandfathers do you know who can fit that description? However, it is my contention that if you were to dress the typical Grandmother in a Santa costume - with padding, whiskers and all - you would produce a storybook facsimile of Jolly Ole Saint Nick every time!
Furthermore, even though I have no tangible proof, I nevertheless believe that the Mothers and Grandmothers purposely contrived this Christmas Myth to mask their own selfless and undying love for Children; and to set a shining example for we fathers and grandfathers, in hopes that we will endeavor to imitate it in the coming years.
|Nancy Eileen Potts Rapier|
In conclusion, I pray that God has reserved a special place in His Kingdom for His Missionaries of peace and love - our Brides, our Mothers and Grandmothers.
Harold L. Rapier
Although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you cherish the love of those who hold you and yours in their hearts. And may God bless you in the coming New Year...God bless us, every one!