This picture is from the early 1960s. Every year my mother's family gathered at the farm house to celebrate Christmas Eve. For a brief few years Santa arrived during our party to distribute gifts. I was young enough and excited enough not to notice the absence of my Uncle Tommy during Santa's visit. As Tommy's boys became old enough to be aware of his absence, Santa stopped coming to the party.
Uncle Tommy was reasonably serious and reserved healthcare professional, so it is fun to see him hamming it up, giving us all a thrill for Christmas.
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