Teenage Connie-Lou, 1948

Connie Batcher

First post: Dec 29, 2018
My New Favorite Day (a short Connie story)

The Santa picture with Great-Grandma Connie-Lou from the Mall of America was taken on Tuesday December 18th 2018. On Thursday the 20th just two days later I find an old photo of teenage Connie sitting on Santa’s lap. I ask, “How old are you in this picture?” without hesitation “thirteen” she says.

Connie and her 3 besties, Claudette, Diane and Kim (aka the Four Musketeers) decide for kicks to go see Santa, December 1948.

I looked back to December 1948 and I see that the 18th was a Saturday. I ask, “When you and your Musketeer goof-ball friends went to see Santa, was it a Saturday?” “Probably.” she said.

On that day December 18th, 1948 for the last time an innocent young teenage girl sat on Santa’s lap. Seventy years to the day a fine lady, a loving mom, a fantastic grand-mom, a wonderful great grand-mom, my mom sat with Santa.

Forever, when I see Santa, sweet Connie-Lou will be on his lap and December 18th is my new favorite day. Thanks for a new story mom.

Love Tom

To be continued…

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