Letter to the Editor: Thanks to the fire fighter volunteers on Santa's firetruck

Friday, December 26, 2014

To the Editor:

In response to today's "Thanks" to the Santa-driven firetruck on Christmas day....

Our own children were captivated by the Fireman Santa's Christmas Day visit decades ago --- I simply don't recall when it first began in our long residence in Richmond Beach. Now it's a ritual Christmas highlight for our many children's children.

When the truck arrived this year this Grandfather was at SEATAC picking up grandchildren. Grandmother Katie asked the fireman to return because their visit seemed to be more important then the welcoming hugs from grandparents.

Cheers for the Fireman Santa!! They returned in all their siren-blowing, candy-tossing glory to thrill our newly-arrived grandkids. What's more, 30-40 more neighbors of all ages gathered around the truck in the unusual December sunshine and exchanged Holiday greetings.  [Note: we live on a block long dead end street that's very neighborly.]

THANKS !! to the firemen volunteers who give up precious hours on Christmas Day every year to spread joy and good will.

Robert Hauck
Richmond Beach



1 comments:

Anonymous,  December 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM  

My brother was visiting this Christmas from Hercules, CA. He is a fire commissioner there.
He was delighted to receive a candy cane from Shoreline and hopes to start a new tradition for the children in his district. from Jan Hansen

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